Friday, March 20, 2015

Ribbon Blog Tour!



Today, I am incredibly honored and excited to be a part of the 
Going Home to Roost Ribbon Blog Tour!  
This blog tour celebrates Bonnie Christine's new ribbon line with the incredible 
The tour started the beginning of this week and will be going on for two more weeks.
It includes 18 different bloggers with 18 lovely ribbon projects! 







If you've never heard of the Going Home to Roost blog or the amazing sweet Bonnie Christine
I highly recommend hopping over to her blog to get to know her more.  
I have been a fan of hers for a long time now, she's such an inspiration!  
Here's a short bio for you to enjoy:


"Bonnie Christine is a surface pattern designer, mother hen of the Roost Tribe and author of Going Home to Roost - a blog dedicated to living an extraordinarily creative life. She is inspired by the great outdoors and is passionate about sharing what she knows and creating community around creativity."


I was so elated to receive four lovely patterns of Bonnie's beautiful ribbons 
as well as two patterns of her stunning fabrics.  
All the patterns work aesthetically together so perfectly, creating a dreamy dream catcher! 
(Read this earlier blog post of mine if you're interested in more dream catcher fun.)


To create your own Bonnie Christine inspired dream catchers, you will need: 

-Renaissance Ribbons of your choice 
-Bonnie Christine fabrics (cut into strips)
-Embroidery hoop
-Crocheted doily 
-Extras (optional): beads, feathers, lace, yarn, jewelry bits, etc.
-Hot glue gun










First, hot glue the doily around and secure it between the two parts of the embroidery hoop.   






Next, begin wrapping the fabric strips and ribbons through the loops of the doily 
and around the hoop using hot glue to tack it in place in a few areas. 





Continue all the way around the hoop! 





Next, use the hot glue gun to add more fun ribbons, fabric strips, lace, etc. 
to the bottom third of your dream catcher. Anything goes in this step, let your creativity flow!  
I decided to add painted paper beads and jute cord to the beautiful fabrics and lace.  
The little white flowers with dainty pink beads added just the right sparkle around the hoop.






Creating these textural, vibrant, mixed media dream catchers is definitely one of my favorite crafts.  Hopefully, you are feeling inspired to create your own!  
Post pictures and share to my page, I love seeing everyone's creations! 


Once again, I am so thankful to be able to share these beautiful Bonnie Christine Ribbons.
  And let me tell you, the patterns and colors are even more spectacular in person!  


After you're done exploring my blog and Going Home to Roost, 
check out yesterday's ribbon blog post by "Smiles too Loudly" too.  
And stay tuned for Monday's exciting post (Radiant Home Studio!)!!






I think this dream catcher goes perfectly with one of my favorite paintings, too...
check it out and much more in my etsy shop!  
Happy Friday Y'all, and Happy Spring :) 







5 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love that you used the fabric to make something beautiful that doesn't require any sewing!

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  2. Thank you so much Sara! I enjoy sewing too, but sometimes I think it's fun to see what else fabric can create! :)

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  3. These fabric and ribbons combine so lovely in every application so far on the blog tour! Just amazing and such sweet dreams!

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  4. So gorgeous! Love these ribbon patterns, and the dreamcatcher is absolutely dreamy ;)

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  5. Hi from Haberdashery Fun and the ribbon tour.. What a great idea! Love this.

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