For weeks I have been noticing gorgeous items pop up on a number of blogs that I follow. Zakka style gorgeousness.
Then I discovered that there is a whole Sew-Along happening. Its over half way now but it is still a very welcoming group. Its hosted on the lovely LR Stitched blog. But you probably know all this already...
Last week, I caved and bought the Zakka Style sewing book, so that I can join in. My first project was a curious one - The Patchwork Ribbon. Dandelion Daughter had a party to go to today for one of our dearest friends 7th birthday, so the ribbon was the perfect finish to our handmade pressie.
I am not so sure about all the lose threads but once tied around a gift, they become quite a charming feature, surprisingly.
I made mine this morning from two thin strips of material, joined by their short ends. Then I added some soldier ribbon, felt scraps and crochet lace trim, along with a machine embroidered strip of fabric at either end declaring a "Happy Birthday" to the birthday boy himself.
I am shocked at how smitten I am with this little project.
The Flikr group for the Sew-Along is here.