Tuesday, August 2, 2011


With all the rainy weather we have had this summer, there has been opportunity and time for me to stayed tucked inside the house to work with my silk ribbons.
These have just been listed in my Etsy shop.
I have been enjoying making this new style that I designed, the garters embellished with my own handmade French ribbonwork blossoms and folded roses.  This blue one is made with dusty blue ribbon and vintage 1950's blue lace.
This bridal white one has a folded rose and white 5-petaled blossom with a vintage rhinestone as its center.  And tucked lovingly below the flowers is the bride's special "Something Blue" bow.
Similar to the all white one, this garter is made of white silk satin ribbons but has a very pale yellow silk blossom next to an ivory folded and needle-sculpted flat rose, and again the little Something Blue bow with a pearl adorning the middle.  What bride could resist such elegance!!


  1. Someday when my daughter gets married I know exactly where I will be purchasing her garter. They are all so beautiful. You must have so much fun designing and then sewing them.

  2. Definitely a wonderful way to spend your time. Your garters are all so beautiful.

    Happy birthday month to your hubby. I was able to speak with my mom for quite a while today. Sometimes I forget the time difference and don't catch her before she heads out to work.

    Hope you are having a great day. :) Tammy

  3. Oh my gosh those are gorgeous!!! I really like the first blue one:).

    We had a couple of days of rain and then the 100 degree temps returned.



  4. We are finally cooler here today.....
    Love all your needlework. It is beautiful!!

  5. You are making perfect use of your rainy days Debby! These are stunning! Your ribbonwork is always beautiful.
    I laughed when I saw the chickens in the window! So funny! They are not liking the weather at all are they? Maybe they should learn to sew too. lol!
    I also loved the beautiful box with the dog you bought while you were in Belgium. Wow, is that lovely. A great remembrance from your visit.
    big hugs from here...

  6. i just love looking at your work ~ such beautiful attention to detail! i wish i could sit & watch you stitch...i am struggling to learn embroidery on my own...wondering why i didn't spend more time with my grandma as she sewed away...