Busy days of summer are here and time is ticking away...
Pie cherries are ripening in the tree and I have several bags in the freezer already, and more still to do, the garden needs weeding, tomatoes are growing...happy days of puttering outside - when it hasn't been raining of course. (I think we have passed the 36-hours-without-rain mark!)
And now that most of my chores are done, today I got to play.
I got this charming French ticking wired ribbon in my July Gilded Girl's Stash Society Box (yep, I signed up and wouldn't you know it, my first one is French-themed. Yippee!)
I decided to start small so my first project is a gift bag, just the right size for a petit cadeau...
although the ruffle at the top gave me a bit of grief,
First I thought it should be a folded ruffle but that turned out to be way too heavy - I had wondered if it might be when I picked the fabric, but I seem to be an eternal optimist, hoping it would work...
then I decided a single layer with a simple hem would do the trick,
as I flung it aside in disgust, it landed wrong side up... as I was giving it a sidelong dirty look, I realized this way was none so bad...
a little lace, a dried heart decoration,
some beads and twisted cord made out of embroidery floss and it was all done
for me, this is kind of like a warm-up,
Now I feel ready to delve into the rest of the goodies!
And thanks to everyone for the suggestions for seam binding sources. I did go to Zipperstop and they had everything I wanted - I picked out four rolls and went to check out - then the shocker.
$44.95 to ship to Canada!
So, I followed the other suggestions and went to Etsy and found just what I wanted at Fini Ribbon. Now I just have to hurry up and make 50 of the little Wish Stars!!