Wednesday, 23 March 2011

.March Cool Shops! RIBBONS GALORE.

This week's Cool Shop is one of my favourite places to shop ever, Ribbons Galore...
Ribbons Galore would have to be the BEST ribbon store around, every time I visit there is something new and my wish list is very, very long!
There is something about using ribbons in your sewing or crafting to add a bit of unexpected detail to what ever you are making.  Ribbons can easily be used to embellish and "jazz up" any item of clothing, bag or accessory.  You can also use ribbons to make cute hair clips, dummy (pacifier) clips, belts, and more.  

I especially love the ribbons at Ribbons Galore because they are unique and unlike any that I can buy locally.  I've used Fiona's ribbons a lot to embellish skirts and dresses for Lil and add trim to zippered pouches and little bags.

I have used ribbons from Ribbons Galore before - you might remember this blog post last year...Ribbons Galore provided me with tons of ribbons to use for the production of my book.  In a couple of days I'll have my new pattern ready to share with you which also features cute ribbon detail...the perfect excuse to visit Ribbons Galore!

Fiona sent me a very generous selection of products to review.  As well as the ribbons shown above, I received a spool of aqua bakers twine (I LOVE this stuff!), a selection of spots and stripes, some cute woven labels (these will be great for sewing onto clothing), and grosgrain bundles.
Ribbons Galore have recently brought in a new product range - cotton webbing and key fob hardware.  I have never made a key fob before, they were SO fast and simple - good for an instant gratification sewing project and make great gifts! 
I've claimed this pink elephant one (also one of my very favourite ribbons from Ribbons Galore) and love that it is easy to find my keys in my bag now and my kids are always wanting to play with it!
I could go on about how much I love Ribbons Galore, but I think you get the gist!  I'll leave you with a few more lovely images...
Bakers Twine - check out the huge array of colours.  I want them all!
And a few more ribbons...

Fiona is offering Make It Perfect Readers 15% off your order for the next month!  
You can redeem this 15% discount coupon during checkout. Just enter the code "perfect2011" in the box provided, and click on the redeem button.
(The coupon is valid between 23/03/2011 and 22/04/2011.)

Thanks Fiona for providing us with great product and a beautifully presented, easy to navigate around store!

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the woodwards said...

i love Ribbons Galore.. I brought some last year... but being not as COOL as you toni, i just tie them in the girls hair :)

sharon said...

Hi Toni - any pointers on how to attache the hardware part of the key fob? have just bought some to make for gifts for teachers etc!

Anna said...

Cool shop. I have bookmarked them! I don't know if you have heard of them, but there is also a shop that sells a HUGE range of ribbons and embellishments called Craft Queen. You can find their shop site at

Suzanne said...

What a fabulous idea. I just ordered the webbing and fob hardware to make kids key/bag fobs as part of my daughters lolly bag for her birthday next week! I can't wait and hope the order arrives in time!

Fiona Carter said...

Thanks for a lovely reveiw, Toni. Love the key fobs you've made.
Fiona :)

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