Saturday, December 17, 2011

Foto Finish - Ribbon

Being as unorganized as I am, I really had to do some digging to come up with ribbon for this theme.  If I'd been thinking, I could have photographed some when I was out shopping the other day.  For the most part, I don't use ribbons and bows on my presents.  I don't like paying for something that's going to end up in the trash within minutes.  I'm pretty practical in that sense.  I'm not crazy about paying for wrapping paper either.  What can I say?  Cheap!  Cheap!  Cheap!  Anyway back to the theme - Ribbon.

I think this is a very pretty ribbon.  I notice in the photo that the edges are getting a little tattered.

I received this stuffed animal - Christmas Moose - from a friend on my first Christmas alone.  Something to cuddle with to keep me company.  Isn't he cute?

To see other entries in this Foto Finish theme, visit Cat Patches.

Yesterday, I scoured the Internet for free patterns to crochet snowflake ornaments for my tree.  I was reminded of them when a reader mentioned wanting to block a few that she had from years past.  My recommendation was to use full strength liquid starch and lay them out flat to dry.  Here's what mine look like drying.  I pinned them to a piece of plastic covered cardboard (actually a cereal box) on my ironing board.  I used straight pins but some bent.  If I'd used cardboard, I wouldn't have had that problem.  A friend of mine uses push pins that you use on bulletin boards.  I think those would work better.

A note from one set of instructions mentioned starch because the star could later be washed, if necessary, and re-starched.  Another set of instructions mentioned using white glue and water.  I'm sure that would be a more permanent solution.  I'm pleased how mine came out using the starch.

And on the tree:

I found the directions at and  I have to admit that I couldn't understand one set of directions so I just ended it where I got confused.  It doesn't look like any of the photos but I won't tell you which one it is.  I'm working on some other patterns that don't have photos to go by.  It's proving interesting, to say the least.  I'll let you know how that works out.

Hope you have a good day.



Heike's quilts and socks said...

Wonderful. It looks so cute.

Kate said...

Love your moose, he looks quite cuddly.

Very pretty stars as well, they really shine on the tree (sorry I couldn't resist the pun).

sunny said...

I'm with you on the ribbon thing. But...I live near a ribbon outlet store, so I can can big bags of ribbon for pennies. So I use real riggon instead of the paper stuff. And wrapping paper - I use it, but what a saste of money! I like to buy one big roll and have all my packages match. Used to drive my Mom nuts. LOL!

Sue Clark said...

Your moose is really cute and I love the crocheted snowflakes! Thanks for sharing the website link with us. :)

Barbara said...

They are all lovely, Pat. I haven't crocheted in years, but I used to love it. You might have inspired me to take it up again.