Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Aaaahhh, velvet! Ooooh, ribbons!

Well, I did promise yesterday to post piccies of those totally yummylicious velvet ribbons which my DH has bought me for Christmas ( and which I will tell him about when he asks me what I want for Christmas, lol ).

They are soft, and they are shiny, and they are immensely strokable, and did I mention that they are ever so soft? The colours are gorgeous, mostly pastels, although there are a couple of greens as well. Hmm, you may not think so from the first few pics, because the olive green velvet ribbon didn't photograph well at all. I have no idea why it came out all weird and sickly orangy/mustardy looking in the photos. See that miserable little whatsit on the right hand side? I had to severely photoshop it in the single pic, but I think I got the olive green about right there ( see last single pic ).

Anyway, without further ado, dive into this velvety smoothness, and just imagine running these soft soft soft ribbons through your fingers.......


Of course, you want to see close ups of all the ribbons, don't you? Lol, well, you gonna get them anyway, want them or not!


I know exactly what you are going to ask me now........ what the heck am I going to do with all that yummy scrummy velvety fabulousness? Errm............ apart from fondling and stroking, and oohing and aaahing over, I have no definite plans, some vague ideas of course, yes, but I am open to suggestions!

xx

14 comments:

marigold jam said...

Lovely, lovely ribbons. If they were mine after I had finished stroking them and admiring them I might make something in ribbon weaving with some of them and maybe use the rest to trim a cardigan front where the buttons go with perhaps a few ribbon roses too or ..... What fun to decide!

Jane

made with love said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. Where did you find those lovelies. Gorgeous. Have fun.
Rachael. XX

*Ulrike* said...

My heart skipped a beat! Love ribbons! I am trying to plan a trip over to a ribbon shop in Atlanta. If you have seen the latest Victoria magazine they were featured in there, and all I can say is WOW! I wanna go!!! So I can't wait to see what you might do with all of your ribbons!
Ulrike

Queenmothermamaw said...

I am looking for some pinks and greens like that. Ya they have ribbons a lot of places, but when you have a color or texture in mind, of course that is the ones you can't find. Can't wait to see what happens to them.
QMM

Floss said...

I always feel surprised when people ask me what I'm going to do with these things. Isn't it enough that I own them?

However, in time, I always do seem to find something to do with them. I have two books on Ribbon Craft (one French and fairly modern, one English and more '90s). If you give me some guidelines I could photo some of the projects for you!

Sarah said...

OK now I understand your new love! They do look so soft. Can I have a wee fondle too, please? What are they made from? They look really silky.

Kelly said...

Oh pretty!!!!
Love ribbons xxx

Dragonfly said...

There's something magnetic about velvet - you're fingers are drawn to it! Beautiful :-)

Manka said...

Oh, they are sooo beautiful !!!!

"your husband" has choosen exactly the right Christmas present for you ...hehehe... (anyway it's not a bad idea ...)

Tilly Rose said...

Fab ribbons....and pics too! You made me giggle with your comment about hubby....mmmm sounds familiar practise!
Enjoy crafting with your goodies x x
Karen x

charlie said...

What lovely ribbons, I could think of a few uses for them. Um, I'm back in the UK for a few days, now if I drove down to your lovely town would you like to meet up?

LissyLou said...

oh look at all those lovely ribbons!!!

Just wanted to check if your giveaway prize has arrived yet? xxx

Lululiz said...

Charlie, yoohooooooooooo! It would be lovely to meet up with you for a natter. I can't find an email addy on your blog, can you email me, please?

Laura said...

Luscious lovely ribbons! I would wind them on wooden spools and admire them until inspiration arrived for a project....enjoy them! take care, Laura