Well hello there Peeps….it’s Ginny here and it’s my day to share how I organize my Really Reasonable Ribbons! Just a fair warning….I’m a bit OCD….can’t help it….I come by it from my Momma….the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree : ) These pics were taken on a very snow stormy day in Michigan….so they are not as bright as the shop usually is : (
My crafting space is in the back corner of my store….I have to keep things neat and tidy most of the time….so I’ve got a pretty organized system to make things easy to put back to make room for crops and classes. Quite a bit of my trims are in the cabinet on the right…in those stacked bins on the shelves. They are all labeled by color : ) Labels make me happy!
I’ve got my RRR ribbons in this large compote on the shelf. The texture is so pretty. I keep lot’s of little bits in these vintage dishes and milk glass. Tiny clothes pins, felty hearts and bits of images clipped out and ready to use.
I love these little boxes with the French theme. The little dress form was a gifty from my DH…I added a few sparkly Christmas ornaments and flowers to dress it up a bit. Behind the shelves I have some boards to hold little bits of images and some vintage button tags.
My inspiration board is a great place to display a banner we made recently in class, flowers, trinkets from my peeps, and some of my favoritest blingy jewelery.
I’ve hung my inspiration board above Stella my dress form. She has more bling on lol. The tower on the right holds crepe rolls, vintage mason jars full of buttons and rings for albums. There’s also a container of chapsticks and “emergency eyeliner” I’m never without eyeliner lol.
I added some of my favoritest pink polka dot ribbon to these canning jars and filled them with little bitty bags, glassine bags, super cute stripy straws and Middy bags stacked in back.
I do love all these drawers. Filled with all my flowers and doilys and tools and buttons. Yes I know I have a few labels missing….it’s on the list lol.
I’ve filled up this spinning rack (meant for paint) with my ribbon spools….they are super handy to reach for when I need them. I’ve got all my go-to tools in the cute pink buckets and tags are displayed in the seed containers on the shelves.
I keep all my RRR trims stored in the clear bins by color wrapped with craft paper strips held on with paper clips so I can use it and rewrap them easily. This works to keep a lot of ribbon in less space : )
I try to keep all my prettiest supplies out for inspiration….but like most of you I do have a space that is strictly functional….in my case I call it “the beast” A ginormous cabinet for all my stamps and inks and paper stash and other necessary items. I’m showing it to you with the doors open since Bonnie was so brave to share her box of shame lol. You should insert slasher movie music now lol
Yikes…I guess I better work on those bins lol.
I hope you enjoyed your little visit in my crafty space : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive and and time to be creative : ) G
No snow here yet….but I’ve made a few shabby chic ornaments in white for my shop tree.
I started this by painting and inking a chipboard frame. There’s a bit of book page as the background and a pretty vintage dress form image. A sweet little Paris clipping peeking out behind the star.
I layered a glittery star with painted jingle bells and some trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I choose my favorite Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon and Shimmer Satin in Charcoal. I used the stem from the star to make a few twisty elements for dimension. There’s a few additional chipboard pieces that I added on to create a nice layered look. They got the same paint and ink treatment.
Really need to talk to someone about my need to add three buttons to everything I make lol. I added a border of pom pom trim in Ivory.
I have enjoyed this ornament on my shabby chic shop tree. this one might get left out when all the seasonal decor is put away lol.
Hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
I want to share with you this sweet little book I created today. I managed to be much more productive today. Maybe the sun coming out put me in a more chipper mood.
I used a nice variety of shabby chic patterns and soft colors to make this dreamy little book. A beautiful vintage image from Graphics Fairy is the star of the front cover. I added only a few simple embellishment like a creamy ribbon, buttons and lace to accent the binder rings. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink.
I received this sweet dress form from D.H. Kenny for Christmas. I am planning to use her in the shop to hold pretties on the counter. She’s quite tall and has all these wonderful hooks on her skirt to hang tags and such. I think she would be beautiful with button cards too. Just happened to catch my eye this morning as I am working with lot’s of shabby chic and vintage colors and patterns. Thank you sweetie for such a lovely and thoughtful gift!
I just love the idea of shadow boxes and printers trays. What fun it is to create small separate vignettes that are lovely on their own…then combine them into a single creation that all works together and speaks to each other.
I embellished this sweet birdie with some “lace” stickers and a nice sentiment. Notice in the corner is some dimensional flourishes. These were trimmed off a larger sheet from Pink Paislee. I think it adds a nice detail.
I am quite happy with this collage. Maybe you all will see it hanging in the new shop : )