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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ric Rac

You all know I have a future feature file right? Really I do. If I see a blog that inspires me, in it goes. So today when I clicked on Ric Rac to see what's she's been up to, I was quickly attracted and impressed by this bag. I have always been intrigued by the end strip of fabric.........I didn't even know it had a name. She calls the end part.......the part that has all the little circles of color. I love those...........she calls them Selvedges. You learn something new everyday. I suppose you already knew the name of those.........But remember, I don't sew.

I should sew........I should just magically know how. Kind of like I magically knew how to cut hair......My mom was a hair dresser.......a "Beautician" back in the day........that's another story.......but let's just say every boy in college had the same $2 hair cut from yours truly........My mom sewed just about everything......and probably would have sewed my underpants had she thought we would have worn them. She was a cranky sewer too. If you heard the hum of the sewing machine, you'd better just stay in the other room. The memories of trying something on several times and never knowing if I was going to get poked by a forgotten pin. Why didn't start looking for those before?.......I'm a late bloomer.......

Anywhoooo.......back to Jodi at RicRac. I love the idea of using those end pieces. Brilliant.
Does this vintage label bring back any memories? It does for me.

She also makes little clothing. I need to go back and read up some more.........but look at these perfect little adorable clothes. I can't even imagine how cranky that would have made my mom.

What I love the most about Jodi's site, is a list...........a whole list of tutorials. Fabric buckets.......So dang cute. Her tutorials are very detailed. They had me believing that I could actually able to try my hand at one.Vintage button rings! Another tutorial. I COULD DO THIS ONE!!!! I'm pretty sure I could handle the minimal usage of a needle and thread on this. Another great idea to use old buttons for. I love old buttons.She also makes cute little soft things. Yes, another tutorial. So if you are into sewing, or crafting with fabric, I think you'll really enjoy Ric Rac. Jodi seems very open to sharing her talent and you get the idea she's just as nice at her creations. I can't wait til the day when I can try one of these tutorials. The pencil bag looked fun.

I know she would enjoy your visit and a sweet comment. Enjoy!


Heidi ( said...

Sounds like a fun gal...I'm on my way over there now!

Love the button rings...I hoard, er, I mean, collect buttons!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

I am putting on my shoes now to run over and check her out. I love those button rings. I'd wear one of those!! :-) Rosie

Amanda Ann said...

Wow!!! Looks awesome! I am heading there now!!

red said...

Blogger wont let me post :(
Trying again LOL.

I wanted to share for the people struggling with sewing...
Try the new book called Bend the Rules sewing.
(Angry Chicken blogger is the author)
Its a fun, easy way to get into sewing.
Then you can move onto more free tutorials online, buy patterns, and eventually learn to draft your own patterns :D

The Barber Bunch said...

Another good one!


Amy said...

I love to sew so I know that this site is going to be wonderful and inspiring for me. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I especially love the stuffed teapots. How cute are they! Amy

mo said...

That bag is so cute! I love those selvedge edges too.

Gwen said...

I want that bag! lol. And are those stuffed tea pots? Those are awesome. This may be the push I need to learn to use my sewing machine. Thanks for the post!

Sharon said...

Hi! I found you through a link at Tori's blog.

Those little teapots are adorable! Thank you for the link! I like your site also! I'll be back.

Jodie said...

Hi, Thanks so much ! I am so really surprised by this. I guess I just do what I do but seeing it all together looks pretty cool.
Thanks so much and a warm welcome to anyone who pops over to say hello - let me know and I'll check out your blogs too.

Chookyblue...... said...

Jodie is just such a talented little smarty pants and I love all that she does.........I follow her blog all the time

Melissa Lester said...

Great site. Love the plush teapots!

karen (akaliz) said...

this stuff is so could almost eat it!

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Wow, amazing stuff here!! Love it all! That bag is sooo cute and my gosh, who would have thought to use those selvedges like that? GENIUS!! I'm on my way over there right now. Thanks!


emma jansen said...

I love that you profiled Jodie's blog ricrac! We started blogging at the same time and she is such a talented girl! She deserves the attention,

Parker Jane Boutique said...

I love your site. My friend Kelli talks about it all the time. It's adorable. Thanks for posting all these cute sites. ps I love the bag!

Crockpot Lady said...

my mom was a cranky sewer too. she isn't anymore, though.


LASdesigns said...

just spending a few minutes reading some of your old posts.
I luv luv luv the work of the fabric end bits. totally my style and I never thought of it. sometimes i question my creativity!
thanks for the post!