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For the love of ribbon


I feel like a butterfly at times, lighting here and there, but only for a moment.   I am quite fortunate that my currently inventory levels are at an all-time high.  There are so many goods things piled up in this warehouse that I can’t list them fast enough.  I am a “bit chomper”….I can’t do anything fast enough.  So while having all of this inventory is so awesome, it also stresses me out because I want to photograph it and list it all at once!  And so I bounce around from one box to the next, one pile to the other, pulling a few things from here, a few from there.  My goal these days is to offer you 5 new items a day.  Be they ribbons, beads, tassels, textiles, I hope to bring you 5 new treasures daily.  Today’s offerings are from my ribbon stash.  As we move towards Fall, I have chosen some richer palettes for this week.  Here are some freshly-photographed items, just listed today.

In addition to bringing you lots of global goods daily, I am efforting to check in here more often.  Many of you have told me lately that you didn’t realize I have a blog.  I don’t have much of one, but I hope to change that.  We’ve got some travels and adventures coming up here in the next few months, and I think it would be fun to share that with you all.  So I’m going to start nurturing the blogging habit starting now.

FuschiaRibbon1 TealRibbon1 Bullseye: Green, Red Festive Silk Trim, Ribbon, Sari Border, India 3"x1 Yard / Christmas, Circular, Repeating Pattern, Sewing Supplies DIY, WomanShopsWorld Blooms at Dusk: Teal, Pink, Aqua Foral Silk Trim, Ribbon, Sari Border, India 2.5"x1 Yard / Garden, Craft, Wedding, Sewing Supplies, DIY, WomanShopsWorld

Until next time,

Gypsy Flowers for the bride


blog2a-1Fellow etsian Leah purchased some of this trim to use for her wedding bouquet, and she just sent me some pictures. I’m tickled with how it turned out!  There is something so special to me about a bridal bouquet.  I’m not even the kind of gal who gets all excited over weddings.  But the flowers always get me.  I LOVE how Leah used this ribbon.  Isn’t this beautiful?!  Thank you Leah for letting me share, and thank you Brae Howard Weddings for the photo.

Oh, etsy, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways


Sorry for my silence, dear readers.  I have fallen down the etsy tunnel, and I can’t get out!  I’ve been on a treasury-creating kick, and it’s lead me to stumble upon some of the most amazing etsy finds. I’ve hardly had time for anything else because I can’t seem to pry myself off of the computer.  From hand-dyed ombre silk fashion finds, to boho-inspired home goods, I want to design my entire life with items from etsy.   Handmade by the artist down the street, or handmade by a woman half-way around the world, etsy’s got it all!  Here are a few of my current obsessions:

Ombre and Pastel Current Etsy Favorites

Etsy is such an inspiration to me in so many ways.  I love to see so many people making and doing what they love!  I also been hard at work, building my  WomanShopsWorld empire!  I haven’t really been on etsy 24 hours a day, I promise!  I’ve got some super-bright and fun new shipments arriving daily, from various corners of the world.  We’ve got the next Scott’s market coming up in 2 weeks, and if you thought the booth looked good before, wait until you see it in July!  I cannot wait to reveal my newest treasures.  Some of my finds will also be for sale on WomanShopsWorld, but some will go in a new shop I am working on outside of etsy.  In respect to etsy’s rule that all items be handmade by the shop owner, vintage, or supplies, I have lots of goodies that I can’t sell on etsy.  I respect this rule 100% and am a believer that it is what will keep etsy from turning into ebay (or we can hope!)  So stay tuned for new goods, new sites, and more inspiration.Stay cool out there, it’s a scorcher today!