Monday, August 4, 2014

New address!

I've moved!  My new address is  Carolina Ribbons can still be found on Facebook at

Monday, May 13, 2013


Here are a few bags of various sizes and styles that I've made.

This one is lined with fabric that easily wipes clean.  
It's bigger than it looks, almost a foot wide and seven inches tall.
Lots of stuff will fit in this!

 I love the happy colors in this bag.  Like the one above,
it has a nice wide opening.  This one is a little smaller in size though.

This itty bitty crossbody bag is perfect for a little girl!
I no longer have the dotted fabric, but there are lots 
of other girly prints in my fabric stash.

Monday, March 25, 2013

More banners

I'm back to share more banners.
Lately it seems as if everyone wants the same thing. 
 For a week it's embroidered bows, 
then next week it's clutches. 

These photos are from the two weeks where
banners were the thing.

I LOVE the colors and patterns in these!
The first one was requested for boys, 
but green, yellow, and navy work for anyone. 

Since I had already ordered the fabric for the above banner when
the second request came in, I recommended the same palette.
The only difference in the two banners is the font style

The next photo is just real life. I have three dogs.
You've already met Daisy, the blue-tick coonhound. 
These are the Jack Russells.
One of them follows me all over the house.  
When I'm upstairs working, she crashes on the sofa in my sewing room.
When I'm at the computer, she crashes on the dog bed nearby.
The other dog likes to park himself on the pillows on my bed.

In order to take these photos, I move
all of the pillows on my bed away from the
headboard and hang the banners.
So in the middle of photographing
I happen to really notice the view below the banner.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I've been making banners lately.
I've already shown this one from the fall.
This is definitely for a little girl.

This is great for all sorts of occasions.

Another birthday banner.  I decided after the 
You are Special banner that I like a bigger triangle.  
I've done other shapes in the past, 
lately the triangle shape is popular.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kindle sleeve

I wanted to share Katie's Kindle sleeve with you.
Katie saw saw a key fob in this fabric on my Facebook page
and wanted something special made in it.
She decided on a sleeve for her Kindle Fire.

Her needs for her Kindle were different from mine
and I knew that a different pattern would be needed.
Her reader had a protective skin on it already,
so the main purpose of this sleeve was
basically a holder with a pocket 
and a space for a notepad.
Of course, we HAD to have her monogram on the front!

The original pattern called for Velcro on the pocket, but
Katie needed this to be quiet since she uses her device 
when others are sleeping.....shhhhh!
So I replaced the Velcro with a button and loop closure.

Under the pocket is the sleeve for her device.

We did away with the zippered outer pocket and 
device holder of the original pattern,
flipped the interior around,
add the notepad holder.
Really, the only thing that was the same was the pocket and sleeve.
I even changed the dimensions to accommodate the 
protective skin on her device.

While both of the devices that I've featured
are Kindle Fires, I can create a unique sleeve or case 
for whatever you have- iPad, Nook, Kindle, etc.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A-Line Redo

This is Anna Lauren.
Isn't she a cutie?
I thought that I'd share what we did with her dress
to change up the look.
When it was purchased it had a large
removable Christmas applique on it.
It's fun to have a special holiday dress, but once the holiday is over
 the dress has an out-of-date feel to it.  
Kind of like a house with the Christmas lights still on it in July.
Except that it's February.  
And we're talking about girls and dresses 
rather than lights and houses.
But hopefully you get what I'm trying to say-
Christmas appliques after Christmas just don't work!

I wanted to embroider her monogram on the dress, 
but Anna Lauren's mom plans to pass the dress on 
once she outgrows it.
Here's PLAN B:
A removable applique with her monogram!

With a red dress there are so many possibilities-
removable appliques in a Christmas theme, a Valentine's
theme, and a 4th of July theme.
Even a back to school theme.
Or just a simple monogram or an owl,
cupcake, or whatever else the child likes.

Since this particular dress is probably not going to fit next year,
we went with just two, the monogram on a red gingham
and a heart applique in pink and red for
Valentine's Day.
I love the idea of changing the look of one dress this way.
It's a great way to personalize for a child and then pass on to a younger sibling.
I have been known to pull out monogram stitches, 
but I prefer this method.

While this particular dress was purchased, I do have a pattern for
an A-line dress.  Actually I have several dress patterns that
would be adorable with the button appliques.

Please message me if you would like your own
 dress redo or custom dress.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sweet things

I wanted to share some fun things I've been making 
in red and pink lately.

Headbands!  I have all sizes, from 1/8" up to 2 1/2 inches wide.
These are the 2 1/2" width. 
That may sound too big for little girls, 
but I'm going to let you in on a little secret:
these babies stay put!
Unruly hair seems to look a little tidier with this width.

I made this design on a onesie, 
but it would also be cute on a pillow trimmed with
dots and ricrac.
Or is it ric rac?
Or maybe it's rick rack.

 I'm not a big fan of scary monsters,
but this goofy little love monster is precious!

Not sure what it is about this tweetheart design, but I love it.
Question: Am I the only one who gets 
motion sick just looking at the dots and the blue font?

Here it is showing off the shirt a little better. 
Aren't the ruffles cute?
I can stock these in short sleeves also. 

And last of all, this sweet little elephant.
When I posted him on Facebook
(yes, it's a him!) 
I shared that I had a hard time choosing colors. 
Couldn't you see him in aqua and red?
Or aqua and pink?