Summer Sponsor Spotlight: The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

By now, you probably know that we LOVE a few different “must-haves” for every craft room.


Ric Rac. (The jumbo is our favorite!)


Ribbon and ric rac and fabric…oh MY! (Need we say more?)

And so we’re thrilled to share with you today a place where you can find all of these things and SO MUCH MORE! The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric is a fabulous one-stop shop. As  the name “retreat” might refer to, this is a place you’ll definitely want to escape to!

We have known these gals for a number of years now and are so happy to see their company growing and expanding. They literally have hundreds and hundreds of ribbons and accessories to choose from, and what a wonderful bonus it was when FABRIC was added to the mix!

Below is a list of just some of the many designer fabrics to choose from!

One of our favorite things on the site is finding their collections of ribbons that they put together to take a lot of the guess-work out of selecting the right colors. They’ve done a lot of that work for you! For example, take a look at their new additions of collegiate ribbon! (Collegiate ribbon mixes can be found HERE!) Isn’t this fun? All of the ribbon is officially licensed and would make the perfect ribbons for any sports fan project! Be sure to check it out and see if your favorite team is there!

Do you love to create with ribbons for enjoyment? Do you love to make items to sell?

Then you’re in luck. The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric has a wide variety of everything you’ll need for the presentation of your bows! From all of the hardware needed to the packaging, they’ve got you covered.

Fabulous, right?

And even better, sign up for their newsletter and become a Facebook fan so that you
are always “in-the-know” on all of their spectacular specials and savings!


We want to thank The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric for being one of our sponsors this summer and hope you will take a look at all they have to offer!

Summer Sponsor Spotlight: The Vintage Pearl

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Stunning. Charming. Memorable. Personal.

These are just  a few words that come to our mind when we think of The Vintage Pearl. The name itself is exquisite.

Personalized jewelry now is even more beautiful than ever. Each  piece is so delicately crafted- simple, yet each one making a bold statement. The solo pearl on most items becomes a real signature of excellence and quality from The Vintage Pearl.

In fact, just recently while attending the CHA show in Chicago, we met someone who was wearing the most endearing necklace with her son’s name on it. Immediately, we knew it must have been from The Vintage Pearl, as we noticed the attractive pearl along side it. When asked, we found out that indeed it was. She gleamed when asked about the necklace.

Erin and her team will customize anything you’d like on their attractive selection of accessories. Recently I had a bracelet made for myself. Of all things, I wanted one of my “mom-isms” engraved on the bracelet. Beautifully packaged 2 weeks later, I happily opened the box to find my bracelet with these words engraved, “When you know…do.” This phrase may not mean much to someone else, but in our family, it means many things on many different levels. It is a wonderful reminder to me of those things I cherish in my life and for the dreams I can continue to reach for.

And did you know that The Vintage Pearl does not exclude the men in our lives? There really are some masculine and yes, gorgeous, items for them as well! Here’s a look at just one of the items:

We want to thank The Vintage Pearl for being one of our sponsors this summer and hope you will take a look at all they have to offer. You surely won’t be disappointed.