Friday, July 13, 2012

Where-Bloggers-Create Party Post

Welcome to my creative space. Since I am "Tied Up In Ribbon", I thought I would start with some of my ribbon collection which I enjoy displaying. I often bring home ribbon when I travel. It's a lot of fun for a little money and fits easily into luggage!
Glitter looms large in my world. I won't bore you with all my collection, but suffice it to say, I will be prepared for any Glittery occasion!
I've always enjoyed gift wrapping.  I consider it to be part of the gift I am giving, so of course I also need to make room for a lot of wrapping paper and adornments.

I LOVE red! It seems to creep in to nearly all my quilts and aprons that I make and I have a tough time resisting cheerful red fabric or ribbons.

I have to show you my sewing room a little at a time (in other words, the organized parts only) I see pictures of women's studios that are pristine and clutter-free and I wish that was me, but alas, that's not who I am. As you can see, above, I covered cereal boxes with fabric to house the magazines I want to keep.  I have read that you should keep craft and sewing supplies in see-through containers so you know what you have. I have done this to some extent, but I find that plastic containers and bins are not very photogenic!
This has been a great addition to my sewing room. I had it custom made to fit over the pull out drawers that hold my fabric stash. On top of it, I keep current quilts and other projects in small bins.
I can't resist "Happy" fabrics. Here is just a small sampling.  I consider myself a quilter primarily so my sewing machine holds the place of honor in the room (in the middle, facing the TV!)
This is a little wall quilt I did for a contest. Below it is a great container I found to hold my acrylic paint. It swivels to reveal the other colors I have. I sometimes wish that I could just concentrate on making quilts, or sewing for my home, or painting or making over furniture or doing any number of crafts, but...I am easily distracted by any new fun thing I want to try and so, my sewing/craft room is filled to the brim with supplies of every variety.  Thanks for visiting. I hope you will return soon. I'm planning a fun Give-a-Way in August to one of my "followers" picked at random so I hope you'll join! Thank you.              - Derrith Scarbrough

Monday, July 9, 2012

Tea Party Preparations

I've been asked to teach a class on Manners to 140 young ladies at my church in a week. We will be having a Tea Party...well actually 8 Tea Parties since the girls (aged 8 - 11) will be divided into 8 groups.
I have been having TOO much fun preparing for this! I wanted to share some of the fun things I have been collecting. As you can see my color scheme is pink, hot pink and Tourquoise. I learned how to make these cute mints from my daughter-in-law. They are so simple: 1 cup of powdered sugar to 1 ounce of cream cheese-blend well, and add a few drops of color and a drop or so of flavor (lemon, vanilla, almond, etc.).  Then, roll them into little balls, dip ball in granulated sugar and dip rubber mold in sugar. Press dough in mold and immediately pop it out to dry. So easy!
A few trips to Goodwill netted me this old brass candle stick which I promptly spray painted pink.

I found two identical 3-tiered plate stands which I also painted. I couldn't resist making these fabulous large tissue flowers that I have been seeing all over Pinterest. I made some in hot pink as well, and will glue together for a hanging pom pom at the party.
This is the poster I made for one wall. I wish photos picked up glitter better because I loaded it on! My philosophy has always been "you can never have too much glitter"!
I cut pennants from my fabric stash to hang from the ceiling. I found these tiny clothespins and spray painted them pink, of course. I will take pictures at the event so we can both see how it all turns out. Check back in a week or so! I hope you're all enjoying your summer!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Beachy Mantel

I thought I would try for a summer beachy look for my mantel for "The Lettered's" party. My mantel is very shallow, so I can't put anything very tall on it, but I still had fun doing this.
This is the far left side and the picture above is the far right
While we are in a beachy mood, I thought I would share the "Under the Sea" quilt I made. Here is is displayed in our "Olive Kat" shop. It was a combination of a block pattern and some elements I made up. It is basically all applique.
Here is the mantel in it's (awkward) entirety. So, now I am in the mood to go to the beach! Fortunately, we have a family reunion at Seaside in three weeks!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America

This is my little bit of Red, White and Blue to share today.They are the prominent colors in my house all year 'round. I wish everyone a happy and safe celebration!