The Ribbon Retreat Blog is the place to go for all of your fabric and ribbon needs. They also offer various other crafting supplies. Even more, this site is chock-full of great ideas and tutorials, with lots of photos to guide you through creating your hand-made masterpieces!

Other than replacing a button, I know next to nothing about sewing. Since discovering The Ribbon Retreat Blog, however, I seriously wish I did! They have so many cool project tutorials, and they are explain each one so well, that I think even I could make a lot of these things!

Here’s one terrific example, a circle skirt tutorial. Isn’t it adorable? I think this skirt would look great on little ones, teens, and even adults. Of course, you could always give it a totally different look by using various fabrics and more–or less–tulle to vary the puffiness. The circle skirt pattern seems super easy to follow, perhaps even simple enough for people like me, who have only the basic sewing skills.

Model wearing a turquoise and white circle skirt.

Looking around the site really makes me wish that my daughter was little again (I can see her cringing!). They show you how to make the cutest headbands, hair clips, pom-poms, flowers, bows, etc. Oh, the fun I could have had if I had access to this information about fifteen years ago! And the money I would have saved by making them myself! (Having a girl after having three boys, you know I went a bit crazy with the girlie stuff!)

I’ve also been inspired by their for the home crafting projects. There are tutorials for a really nice nautical wreath, pretty potholders, and a button picture frame (which, say it with me, is as cute as a button!). I think my crafty side is about to be revived!


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