Thursday, May 13, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon's May Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday everyone! Welcome to our first regular monthly blog hop!! We will be having a blog hop here at Really Reasonable Ribbon on the 13th of each month, so mark your calendars!

Our design team has some great projects for you today. Some of the girls will be showcasing ribbon from our monthly Ribbon Club assortment, and the others will showcase the ribbon of their choice. I am planning on having a project each month on the blog hop too, so look out!! LOL

This month I decided to stick with the pink and brown Ribbon Club color theme to make this flip flop and headband combo.

I used the pink and brown swiss dots from the monthly ribbon club assortment and I added 3/8" pink and dark brown grosgrain for the main parts of the headband and flip flops. I used 7/8" pink and brown swiss dots and dark brown grosgrain for the bows on the flip flops. Both the headband and the flip flops are made using the military weave. For the headband I first covered the 1/2" plastic headband with a woven ribbon pattern so the inside would have a nice finished look. Then I made my military weave using 3/8" ribbons and glued it on the outside of the braided headband with E6000 glue.
For the flip flops I just glued the military braid directly on the plastic straps and then I sewed the bow on to the center front. Because it was summer footwear, I decided to sew the bow on instead of just using glue to give it some extra stability.

I hoped you liked my projects. If anyone is interested in a tutorial for the braided headband or the military weave, just let me know!!

Now on to see the rest of the great projects!!

Iwona will start things off. If you get lost along the way you can always come back here to get back on track.

Iwona Palamountain

Cassie Box

Robbie Herring

Kym Weber

Mindy Baxter

Gini Cagle

Amber Goble

Susan Dupre

Kerri Michaud

Trudy Sjolander

Cheryl Walker

Erika Taylor

So, off you go!! Be sure to leave some comments along the way for the girls. They are doing their best to make they types of projects you want to see, so be sure to let them know that they are doing a great job.

When you are done, be sure to hop on back here and leave a comment letting us know what you liked about the blog hop and what you'd like to see in the future. We will pick a random comment from this post to win a monthly ribbon club assortment. The prize will be drawn on Saturday morning 5/15.


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  1. Bonnie, this is FABULOUS girl!!! WOW!!

  2. These are so Sweet, and so perfect for summer would love to see a tut on how to military Weave
    thanks for sharing this :)

  3. Hi these are gorgeous.
    Christine x

  4. Great ribbon projects! Wow, I learned so many cool things!

  5. OMG! I love these and would love to see a tutorial for them!
    True :D

  6. gosh, you girls really rock!!! loved your projects!

  7. Just finished the hop! Wonderful projects my friends!

  8. Thanks for some very gorgeous ribbon inspiration ladies, I love using ribbon and just loved learning some new fun ways and some amazing projects - all added to my "to do list".

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  10. Fun headband and shoes!!! Love those pink ribbons!
    Loved the hop! Some really great projects out there!!! I would like to see more uses with ribbons-tutorials on how to make some fun flowers or some DIFFERENT uses of ribbon...other than the standard bow and straight line!
    P.S. I'm a subscriber!

  11. Holy Doodles Bonnie. These are fantastic. You need to teach me how to do that braid. Off to hop hop hop

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  13. I do not believe you, is there anything you can't do? :)Deb

  14. Seriously, Bonnie!!! Your headband and flip flops look AMAZING!!! I would LOVE a tutorial! WOW, woman!

  15. Amazing looking headband and flip flops, Bonnie - would love a tutorial ;)
    Gone hoppin';)

  16. I am in love with this set! I would absolutely love to see a tutorial on the headband and military weave. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm off to hop.

  17. I love this....and please do a video....I would love to make some of these for my DD & GD.....they would love it....and I love that ribbon.....I love all ribbon....became a follower and subscriber too....don't want to miss

  18. What an amazing hop it was - great projects - what an inspiration it was, again ;).
    I'm just looking forward to the next hop - can't hardly wait.
    Greetings, Misseke

  19. I really love the flip flops. I have made flip flops with just wrapping the straps in a single color and securing the bows with clips so they can be interchangeable but I really like the military braid. I have never done the braid before but will have to check into how it is done. Thanks for the inspiration. Nina

  20. Bonnie. This is so great. Yay, how wonderful are these shoes & headband!!! ! I am so excited you guys are having another hop. Such great ideas. (I have used some already including my most recent post of "it's too late for this". ). I there a blinky I'm missing. I would love to put one on my blog for you guys!!!! Thanks

  21. what a fun hop with lots of great projects. I would love to see more 3D projects with ribbons.

  22. Bonnie, I love this! I want to see your tutorial!
    I'm off to see everyone's creations.

  23. All the projects are just fabulous! Love the flip flops too!

  24. Karen Whitney5/13/10, 7:15 PM

    Wow...gorgeous! Would love to learn the military braid!

  25. What an awesome blog hop !! Had the best time the works of art that these lovely ladies created is just amazing! Thanks for the chance to win and a great blog hop!

  26. Yes, please let me know how to do the military weave. Your projects are awesome. You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharin

  27. Wow such inspiration...beautiful work ladies...keep that inspiration going thanks

  28. Very cute. Love the flipflops!

  29. Wowzers, Bonnie I want a pair of flip flops : ) Such beautiful projects. You are the Ribbon Queen!!!

  30. These are wonderful! I'd love to know how to do the weave as this headband would be great to make for my daughter and also a wonderful birthday giveaway!

  31. Beautiful projects! I love the variety, and will be using ribbon on my cards from now on! Love the ideas the women shared.

  32. Great blog hop RRR! And your projects are just amazing as are the entire DTs!! Thanks so much!!!

  33. WOW! would love to see a tutorial on this, it is go fabulous.

  34. ok I swesar I commented here thanks for the inspriational blog hop!


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