Do y’all have interests and hobbies that you’ve yearned to incorporate into your lives but have felt unable to squeeze into your already busy schedules? I have more than a few. I’m especially interested in crafts that are getting lost amidst the hustle and bustle of modern day life. I truly believe that somewhere in those traditions lie keys that will help restore and revitalize our overly tech-ed out society. As for myself, I’m trying to learn, in bits and pieces, how to create the gorgeous ribbonwork that adorned purses, hats, and gowns that women wore in the early 1900’s. There are a few books available – I have one that is great, because it starts off with some really easy projects.
Today I’m going to share a super easy beginner technique that i just picked up as I create a simple daisy that you can use to embellish your papercraft projects, clothing and accessories.
You may say to yourself, “Well, I could just buy one of those and save myself the trouble.” Well, if you’re a wham bam thank you ma’am type of crafter, I’d say that you’re probably right. Just joshin’! I totally can see the beauty of being able to slap something on your project and be done. I do it all the time. But…. I would love to baby-step my way toward the refined hand skills one needs to be able to create beautifully ribbonworked pieces. I’m visualizing one day crafting a spray of tiny blooms along the bust of a fancy gown!
So if you’re interested in learning with me as I baby-step those skillzzzzzz and build a collection of beautiful fibers, take a look at my video tutorial!
I usually make a time of 20-25 minutes, but this one is only 10 minutes long haha! Perfectly sized crafty fodder for a short break from work!
Speaking of skillzzzzzz, before I sign off, I want to share with you another craft in I’m which I’m acquiring them – knitting. Hubbie got me a few great knitting books for Christmas. One of them is all about various ways to cast on and cast off. There was a cute nubby picot cast off I thought would frame my little Pupusa’s face just spectacularly haha! And here it is!
Enjoy, and see you back here really soon!