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Monday, January 19, 2015

A New Year Brings New Things ..

Hello my dear friends,

it's a new year and this year I what I would like it to be for me is all about learning, trying out new things and using newly found supplies that I haven't used before when it comes being creative.

A while ago I had discovered the most beautiful recycled sari silk ribbon on Etsy that was being sold from a lovely lady in London, England. I was totally taken by it so I just had to have some of it.
It is just so pretty!

I bought two different types of silk ...

... one is a pure silk that is in a rich quality and in a lovely ivory color ...

 ... and the other one, was a thinner, more lightweight silk in a lovely shabby chic white color.

This silk ribbon is not made from old Saris but from the remnants of the Sari industry in India and Nepal that encourages women to earn a decent living. These companies are also Fair-Trade and no child labor is involved which is such a great thing.

Another new supply I had found was hemp.
 I had bought a pound bag of it over a year ago but never used it, so this is the time to do so.

Right now I am working on an idea or two of what I could create from this beautiful silk ribbon and maybe even with the hemp together. If things work out the way I would like them to I will share them with you soon.

I would love for you to come back some time and visit me again and see what I have been up too.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful day.


  1. I would love to see what you do with these ribbons and the hemp.
    If I can get some hemp, I would like to try making 'beads' with it and maybe add some embroidery or tiny beads and shiny threads.
    So many ideas, so little time! xxx

  2. Can't WAIT to see the beauty you put together for all to see. Whatever it is, I know it'll be beautiful.

    Happy creating!

  3. I just this past week discovered sari silk ribbon. So very gorgeous! Looking forward to what you will create with it.
    ~ Lin

  4. It is unbelievable which materials you found and I am very interested in your creations.

    Hugs Ines♥

  5. Looking forward to your next instalment. I bought some sari silk strips and have used it in my rag rugging cushion cover. The colours are so subtle and beautiful. Good luck

  6. You definitely scored some beautiful sari silk. I can't wait to see your creativity.... Love ya' Patricia B

  7. The silk and hemp together will be an interesting combination. I know you will create something fantastic!

  8. I cannot wait to see what you come up with !!!!! :-D

    diane @ thoughts and shots