Monday Monday

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It was kind of a frustrating Saturday. You know those days - 1 step forward and 2 back. I did manage to get some things done though.
It was a nice spot in the day on Saturday when my friend Laura came to see me late in the afternoon. I was still in my nightgown. She brought me a movie and Peeps. It is fabulous when a friend knows you enough to know what you need and when you need it. Thanks again Laura.
I had some ribbon made for me at Name Maker. I admit. I stole the idea from Pam. Thanks Pam. You always have such fabulous ideas.
I decided to use it when finishing up my quilted valentines but I didn't get the ribbon tag on all of my valentines - I just didn't think to use it until most of them were completed. I think it looks cute in the back tucked into the binding. Hmm I wonder what it would look good tucked into the front instead of the back? Or is that over the top?
I put together one of my bags from my "Mixed Bag to Quilt" pattern. I have made at least 25 of these bags and I enjoy making them every time. It is a fun way to showcase great fabric.
This is the first ribbon I ordered from Name Maker a while ago. I think I like the little tiny ribbon better.
I know this is just too much but I put the little green ribbon in the side of the bag, too. This is a sample bag so I'm allowing myself some name indulgence.

Busy week ahead!

-nanette
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46 comments

Sherri said...

The ribbon is great...so many uses for it! And your bag is wonderful! I can't wait to make mine...I'm making myself finish my tea swap projects first, though!

Thimbleanna said...

I think your little name ribbons are adorable and the more the better!

MichelleB said...

I love the name ribbons. Just perfect. Love the new bag, too. the fabrics are great.

Annette said...

I think the little ribbon is so sweet. It shows the item was handmade...with love.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

If that is a slow weekend I cannot guess what a busy one was!!!

Joyce said...

Wow! I love that ribbon.. I might have to order some. I can agree with other comments.. if that was a slow weekend.. what would you consider a fast weekend? You are a total inspiration!

Sandi said...

Name indulgence is just fine. We all look for items with the label of our favorite designer and so why not your label!!! I have not done any sewing because I am so busy really organizing/tossing in my sewing room. Your purse kit is one of the first things I will be sewing up when I finally start sewing. I actually cleared enough room now that I could lay out a big quilt on the floor!! It really feels good to not have so much clutter! I sure do like all the fabrics you post.

Fiesta said...

Nanette I LOVE the ribbon.
did you list the sourse?

Valerie said...

Loe it, love it, love it!!! Love all of it!

PamKittyMorning said...

The ribbon is great! I love it. I love how it looks sewn on the side but I often forget to use it. Somehow it looks so professional doesn't it?

Des said...

Oh, I say.....indulge away. Love that ribbon idea.

And then I just need to say what fine taste your friend has. Becoming Jane is a most favorite of mine!! "Don't be a boobie."

Mimi Sue said...

Love your ribbon. It's gonna come in handy. Mimi

Jackie said...

I am just loving that ribbon. Maybe I should buy some stock in the company, because I think that you will have everyone running over there to purchase some, including me!!

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Dionne said...

I love the name ribbon, and your quilted valentines!
Cheers,
Dionne

Simply This and That said...

I missed that ribbon! Definitely going to check it out. I've been meaning to make my own, but just hasn't been on the top of my list. And everytime I make something, I think, "I really should do that." So maybe you gave me the bug bite I needed this time! Or the bee sting! LOL. ooxx`jod

Momoo said...

I always pick up such neat ideas when I read your blog. I had been wondering how I could label gifts I'd sewn to make them more personal. Thanks again.

Carla said...

I'm still in love with that bag. I love the ribbon too. I thought about printing out what I want on t-shirt transfer and ironing that on ribbon. Like yours better.

Catherine said...

I love that bag!! I have yet to make a bag as I'm somewhat nervous about my skill (more lack of skill) with the sewing machine turning it into a mess but this is SO tempting!!
The little ribbon label is brilliant -- love it!

Trisha said...

I just love your bag pattern! I entered a giveaway recently and the question was, "what would you do with this fabric" and I said I would make one of your cute bags with it! I will be buying your pattern in the near future. I just love it!

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute.
i just might have to get myself some p.s. i quilt ribbon.
tehe.

oh and i love peeps.
a holiday staple here at the griffith house!!!
{did you like becoming jane???}

pratima said...

The kitchen prints look so yummy on the bag! The tags are such a great idea!
Have a lovely week :)

The Quilt Buddy said...

Your ribbon tabs are fabulous!

CJ said...

Yup, that namemaker ribbon is going to be BUSY! What a great idea. I think I 'need' some. ;) LOVE the purse!

em's scrapbag said...

Very cute things you've been creating. The ribbon is great! May all go well as you prepare for Bryce. Best wishes! Em

Darlene said...

OMG, Nanette that ribbon is adorable. What can I order from you that would have your ribbon on it or in it? I love it!

Celia said...

Loved, loved, loved the ribbon! I think I'll stole also the idea! lol...

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Add my name to the list of people who adore that ribbon!

Busty LaRue said...

I LOVE the personalized ribbon! I might have to get me some of that.

flora said...

Well, I love the peeps.

Camille said...

Thanks for the heads up on the ribbons, I picked up a roll, and my mom is going to too! THANKS! So cute!

Karen said...

Thanks for showing another way to attach the name ribbons. I keep trying to sew my tapes down, and I think I will look at that ribbon!

Nan said...

I understand the 1 step forward and 2 steps back thing - I do that "dance" more often than I'd care to admit. Laura is the perfect girlfriend!
I LOVE the ribbon! It is such a great idea. I may have to have a ribbon with my name on it. I think everyone deserves some "name indulgence". I love the goodies you've been creating, too - very pretty!

Nedra said...

Add my name to the list of people who love the ribbon with your blog title.

Dawn said...

Great idea!! Your bag is too cute...I started mine...I hope to have it finished this week along with my blocks for Ruby's!!! I'm soo excited and I just can't hide it!!

Shaunab said...

Love the ribbon and bag.. where can I get a pattern for it???

mo said...

That is a good friend!!! Love the ribbon!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Hope that you have a better week - than your Saturday :) Your ribbon is super cute - and looks easy to add to nearly any project!

Mel said...

I love your ribbon, and I think it's absolutley darling on the outside of the bag as you've pictured!!

Your Valentines are charming!!

Mel said...

I love your ribbon, and I think it's absolutley darling on the outside of the bag as you've pictured!!

Your Valentines are charming!!

Denise (Nour) said...

Love all your work lately! How do you prevent the ribbon labels from fraying...I'm guessing maybe fray check?

Kritta22 said...

I wanna go order some! Thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

Your name ribbons just add the perfect touch!

you are doing good.. (hugs)

Carrie P. said...

The ribbon is such a great idea.

potsandpins said...

I LOVE the ribbon - what a great idea! If I had some (and I'm certainly going to get it now!) I'd have that ribbon on everything I owned and then some! Nothing wrong with that, is there?!? Love the quilt - very, very sweet!! Happy Valentine's day to you! The Other Nanette

jmbmommy said...

Indulge yourself! I love the rickrack top! It is so great!