Let’s just give credit where credit is due. This is all Denise‘s fault because you know I would not have done this on my own.
Yesterday Denise sent me an email with some adorable buttons she had ordered. I asked her where she had ordered them because I had just ordered some a couple of days ago. One day, when not searching for buttons, I had seen a blue-ish dragonfly button and that’s what I was trying to find. One o the next projects I’m going to do is a blue-ish sweater. I saw this button and loved it so I got it.
I also got this button because we all know I’m going to be making more lime green sweaters.
But then, I asked Denise if she sews a clear plastic button behind the real buttons because that will “stabilize” the real button and keep it from dropping or pulling on the button band. She told me no . . she doesn’t like doing that (neither do I) but she sews a piece of pretty grosgrain ribbon down the back side of the button band.
I’ve seen that before . . I just forgot about it. She explained to me how you can also add it to the side with the buttonhole to stabilize that side too. And then . . like any good friend would do, she sent me a link to her favorite grosgrain ribbon supplier, which happens to be Adorable Dee Studio on Etsy.
You know what happened next. I have 16 different ribbons on their way to me.
I know that I have a purple sweater in the lineup. How cute are those purple love birds?
I so badly want another dachshund puppy but looks like ribbon puppies may be the only dachshund I get.
There are donuts, cowgirl boots, cactus, lovebugs (cars/hearts), strawberries, flowers and I’m not sure what else but this means that I can knit 15 cardigans and I’ll have the perfect ribbon for them . . if I choose my yarns right and if not, I’ll have to order more ribbon! 🙂
I wanted to order this one for a bow for Addie’s hair but I have no idea how much ribbon it takes. Nicole texted the lady who makes Addie’s hair bows and she didn’t get back with her so once she finds out, I may have to order some yarn for hair bows for Addie. That will be perfect for her Advent gifts this year.
Even though I love blaming Denise for things, I’m thankful she shares her knowledge and resources with me.
Cilla in NH says
OMG I MUST get those Dachshund ribbons!!!!! No idea what I will do with them but must have. I have 6 mini’s at the moment from 2 years old to 14 yrs old. I call them my Security Team as they sound so vicious when barking all together.
Well, if you won’t blame me for ignoring your budget, I will share one of my favorite things with you. Cuts drying time when blocking sweaters and washing knit wear way down.
This thing is awesome. I use it for spinning my yarn, line dry clothes, and all of my hand knit items. In our area the humidity is high and things that used to take three or four days to dry when blocking are done overnight. A load of Jeans that used to take over an hour to dry in my electric dryer only take 20-30 minutes in my electric dryer. Well worth the money for anyone who Knit’s as much as you do!
Judy Laquidara says
Well, that is definitely interesting! Here, we have such low humidity that my sweaters will dry almost overnight on the drying mats but when we move, whether it’s to MO or AR, there’s lots of humidity and this is something I’ll definitely get. I never knew such a thing existed. Thank you so much!
This just proves . . I don’t even know what I need til someone tells me. 🙂
When I was looking at ribbons I saw that colored dachshund one and immediately thought of you! Can’t wait to see all the pretties you ordered. 🙂
I’m in love with that top button and can’t wait to see the sweater it belongs to.
Those are some great ribbons you bought. Addie has a personal bow maker! LOL That’s great, and not many people can say that. The buttons are pretty, too. You only buy one?