Busy Bee

I know I am being a very busy bee at the moment and you may feel as if I am bombarding you with NEW ribbons and goodies all the time, but there is a reason.

From Tuesday of next week I am away from the office, my precious computer and the internet for almost 2 weeks, although I hope for some connection at the hotels - going on holiday.  HOLIDAY! If only.  No, Tony and I will be exhbiting in Dublin next week at The knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS and the following week we will be at Hobbycrafts at the NEC - anybody coming to see us??

So I thought, if I got my skates on I could get lots of NEW goodies on the site before I went away.  I had not planned to put this item on until after we had returned from Hobbycrafts....


Jumbo Ric Rac

.....but several of you had spotted a few colours in the Autumn Leaves Collection (HERE) that I launched yesterday and wanted to know if we had other colours. "Oh Yes" Tony replied "Ali will be putting it on this week".   He knew I had taken the photographs as he had steadied my washing line for me! So here it is Jumbo Ric Rac - enjoy.

 I am way behind on launching the next set of goodies. I designed these Christmas Ribbon Kits for Christmas 2009 but sold all the stock at the Paris show in November!


This is called Surface Ribbon Embroidery because the ribbons do not go through the fabric, very easy to do. I am holding one of my rare Ribbon Embroidery Workshops in Dublin next week, there are only 14 places each day and I normally sell out, so please book early by clicking HERE.

If you want to have a dabble with Ribbon Embroidery then give these kits a whirl, they really are very easy and you can find them HERE.

Carrying on with the Christmas theme I have another selection of Ribbon Challenge goodies from Karen and Beryl - have a look and grab some inspiration.

Karen I think your card single handed sold all my stock of this ribbon at Exeter and Aly Pally.  It is stunning and everyone believes so easy to replicate.  We are limited on this Snowflake Ribbon (HERE) and we can no longer provide it on 20mtr rolls - sorry the stock is almost gone.

Notebooks, I love notebooks!  I have lots, way way more then I could ever use - I do not smoke, drink or eat chocolate, but stationary and ribbon - oh boy!  Karen you have fed my addiction it is wicked and the colours, wow they are scrummy.


You would feel very welcome indeed, if you found this little package when you arrived at Christmas. Look what Karen has done.....

....ooooh. Can I come and stay!

Beryl has also hit the mark with this card, I (and many others) love the way you have cut the poinsettia out of the ribbon.  This ribbon is being bought to go round christmas cakes!!  I have been reliably informed that you need 75cms to go around the cake and then 25cms for a fake bow.  This ribbon is sold in a 1mtr length PERFECT!! You can find it HERE.

Beryl this was gorgeous, I am sorry to say that it was stolen off our exhbition stand in London.  It must have been by a very tall person that stole it, as it was pinned to the top fascia of the stand.

Thankfully I took this close up picture so you can all enjoy Beryls work. Stunning Beryl - thank you.

Beryl you must have put hours of work into this card.....


......delightful Beryl.

I still have more for tomorrow but I must leave you and head to the warehouse.  I have been trying to think of others things I could do at home today, but alas I have given the job of checking orders again today. "But Ali you know all the ribbons, you are so much quicker then us" yeah crawling will get you nowhere.  The warehouse is cold and I do like my warmth....better go and find my thermals!!!


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