Yep. I'll admit it. Right out loud.
I am a ribbon addict.
The scary thing is that I really pared my buying back since I haven't had time to do any personal crafting. Imagine if I hadn't been teaching classes and was just buying ribbon all willy-nilly like I used to! Yikes. Here is a shot of my "loose" ribbon that I decided to re-organize:
I know! I just kept finding it all over my studio:
(All delightfully double-faced satin)
Oh! Look... there's another roll rack:
(There are also rolls in that KnollTextiles box)
And clear jars with ribbon on round clothespins and ribbon stuffed in a Ball jar:
Please ignore the huge joint-filler blob in the background... I really need to sand that down and touch up the paint one of these days ;)
Whoops! There's my huge jar of fabric trims, lace & fibers:
(sorry for the totally sucky photos, by the way)
I'm telling you, it's a sickness... seriously. Well, to better use my loose ribbon I thought I would organize it by color & have it in front of my face at my desk.
A few years back I bought these metal hot-air balloon decor items:
I've been hanging my ribbon from them for years, but I finally organized by color
(and left spots for more!):
I still have the roll racks & jars to go through, but for now at least I have this bit o' beautimousness next to my desk:
Ooooooooo... so pretty! Lover-ly webbed trim & ribbon rose trims are among my faves.
I also need to re-organize all of the embellishments hanging above, but that is for another day.
BUT, to celebrate my re-org, I forced myself to part with a healthy bit of ribbon and am giving it away to one lucky person:
That, my friends, is a 16" diameter by 3" thick (at least!) pile o' ribbon salad!
So, how do you get a chance at this awesomeness?
Just leave me a comment below telling me how you organize your ribbon.
If you want to post this giveaway on your blog, add another comment.
If you want to share on Facebook, even better... add another comment.
I'll leave this open until March 31st at 6pm central time (US)
and will announce the winner sometime before midnight.
Heads-up... I'm going to try to start blogging again on a regular basis... you know, like I used to!
It will still be hit & miss through April, but after that... watch out! :)