Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sometimes It Pays To Hoard

The other day I was sulking because I had the brilliant idea to make super adorable gift tag sets with colorful ribbon ties... but the only ribbon I had was some solid red grosgrain ribbon.

So I made these little sock monkey tags--

--which I love, but then I thought, "Okay those are cute, but I'm bored of solid red grosgrain ribbon already, and want something colorful with fun patterns."

I wanted something to make my tags all sorts of fabulous... but I had NOTHING.

{insert sulking here}

And then I had one of those A-ha! moments as I dug through my fabric stash. My tremendously huge fabric stash. The one that Will always sees in piles and bags and boxes and says, like a skipping record, "Are you ever going to use any of this stuff?"-- (okay, I should give him more credit than that... he is amazing when it comes not harassing me about my fabric hoarding tendencies too much)

So I pulled out some fabrics - colorful, patterned fabrics - and here are my latest tags which I might just become obsessed with because I love those fabric ribbons so much.



What do you think of my fabric ribbons?

Enjoy!

21 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

love em!!!

AlyGatr said...

ooohhhh...pretty, pretty, pretty. I am way jealous of your fabric hoard, though I thoroughly admit to having zero sewing talent. I find myself lurking in the Etsy supplies for fabrics just to admire them. I'm a fabric stalker...how messed up is that??

Oh Mandie! said...

ooh so pretty!! They look amazing with your tags!

Karen Faulkner said...

Very designerly!

esque said...

Gosh, I love your fabric ribbons! So colorful!

Leah said...

So cute - great way to use up fabric too - I hate it when I have great supplies and can't think of what to do with them.

casserole said...

OMG they're PERFECT!!!

nikid said...

They are wonderful! Great use of the fabric! My husband is pretty good about my hoarding also - because you just never know!!!

The Momma said...

Those are great!! Now Will has nothing to say about all that fabric!!

threemoonbabies said...

Perfect! I just love the last set of tags...

Cindys Creative Crochet said...

Wow that really, really makes your tags stand out as something special! I love how perfectly some of the ribbons matches your art, yay!

Winklepots said...

Very cute! And creative. :o)

Southern Girl said...

Those are all so beautiful!

Marie said...

I love it so much that I just may have to buy me some new tags!

Verity said...

What a great idea - they look so cute. I've had a great time checking out your illustrations - they are so cute and fun! Thanks for dropping by le blog. Hope to see you again soon!

sweetpicklespottery said...

Those are great! i love your new "ribbons"!!!

Leslie said...

Oh WOW! Great idea! They are like ten times more beautiful if that is even possible! Great job girl!

Warmly,
Leslie

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Very cool! And it pays never to throw anything away (I say as I head to the storage unit...)

earth baby said...

Brilliant! So much cuter than regular ribbon. And, I'm TOTALLY stealing that idea, too :)

Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

I love your fabric ribbons!! I've been using some of my favorite old shirts that were either ripped or hopelessly stained and making ribbons out of them...I almost love the fabric ribbon look more than regular riibbons!

dragonflydreamer said...

beautiful. I love the tags! Sweet spring time feeling.

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