Free Vintage Bunny and Easter Printable

Happy Easter everyone. As we prepare our hearts for this wonderful weekend, it is good to reflect on what we are so grateful for.

I’m grateful for my family, husband, health, good memories of family members that we miss so much.

I wanted to share some wonderful vintage Easter and bunny printables.  I have had these for years and love using them, printing them out for special occasions, framing them and placing them around the house for little vignettes.

Happiest of Easters to everyone!

Blessings,
Debbie

Spring Decor in the Dining Room at the Ribbonwood Cottage Farmhouse

Almost 30 years ago my husband and I purchased 3 acres with a small barn, chicken coop and a farmhouse.  It has taken a lot of hard

work and chores to pull that little home together. Our kids are grown but come home for the Holidays.

 

Looking forward to Spring and Easter, flowers, and poppies blooming everywhere. It is a gorgeous sight to behold!

Every year we get more and more daffodils that pop up. They are a welcome sight after the snow and colder weather.

 

I still have our old Farmhouse wallpaper from 30 years ago. It is hard to part with but someday we will give this dining room a fresh newer look. For now it has a vintage feel.

 

Under the cabinets I have our Christmas twinkle lights. I just never wanted to take them down. I love how they look at night.

I often set the table so that when you walk in the dining room it is the first thing you see. If I don’t set the table my hubby drops his farm magazines, seed and animal catalogs, cow wormer, you name it. If it is farm stuff it will get dropped on the table…..FOREVAH……

OH MY this picture is about 10 years old. I made the table runner and the cupcakes to match. I covered the chairs with white slipcovers made from vintage tablecloths. They were pretty ugly….the chairs were. So they had to get covered. We have gotten an all new table and chair set for our dining room and the old table and chairs is on our back porch for summer and spring company when the weather is nicer.

Well that is it for now. I hope you enjoyed my little Spring decor dining room tour. We love our farmhouse!

Blessings,

Debbie

Gingerbread Decor! Free Printable Christmas To Do List

While getting ready for a magazine article with pictures back in August, I came up with several ideas. The cabin/lodge look with lots of plaids and flannels and fur.

Red and black, flannel, check fabric….I love all of it!

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The other idea was all things Gingerbread. Cookies, recipes, Gingerbread cake with creamy icing drizzled on top. Gingerbread decorating ideas….the ideas flooded my mind.

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So for starters I finished the lodge/cabin look for the magazine and here is the Cover! I’m pretty happy with it.img_1631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating is my favorite thing to do. Many nights I lay in bed thinking of ideas, I have a tablet next to my bed so that I can write things down so that I can remember them in the morning. Then the next day I start sketching my ideas on to paper. Many times I will cut things out based on those sketches and see if it sews together easily. That isn’t usually an easy process, but one can hope!

 

Here is a Free Printable you can save and print out.Here is a free Printable Holiday To Do List.

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This Gingerbread doll came to mind. I wanted her to look sweet, but also ready to bake! So in the design I made a little recipe card that could be printed out….a very little one….so she could write her own favorite recipes out.

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It also seemed very important that there was some type of Gingerbread house….a pillow of sorts. Not too detailed so it could easily be made before Christmas….

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I’m always a fan of quick and easy projects. Pretty fabric, but pretty simple patterns and direction. What do you think? Here  are some cute Gingerbread Vintage images. 

Save them or print them out and frame them for a little Gingerbread decor in your home for the Holidays! I printed them out and then covered the little sayings with Christmas stickers that I had.

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Enjoy!

Debbie

 

Decorating for Christmas and a %25 off sale at Ribbonwood Cottage Etsy shop!

Hey everyone! Fall decor is lovingly being put away, and the wonderful containers of all things Christmas are being brought out, it is time to enjoy the Holidays.

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Don’t you love little dolls and bedding sets. I have patterns on my Etsy sight for easily making a doll bed out of an Altoids

tin. It makes the comforter, mattress and pillows. All the bedding fits inside and the tin can be closed and taken anywhere

and pulled out for playtime. I love all this little cuteness!

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/248003778/sewing-pattern-pdf-pattern-little?ga_search_query=pdf&ref=shop_items_search_37

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We really try to make it wonderful for all involved. I commented to my husband how his parents always made Christmas wonderful for us and our kids, and yet they weren’t financially rich, they were rich in so many ways. Decor, food, baked items, festive events….they just made it wonderful for us.  My parents loved shopping for kids and saved all year in a ‘Christmas fund’ in order to be able to shop right after Thanksgiving! So there was always a business plan for Christmas!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RibbonwoodCottage

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In honor of the National Event called Black Friday everything, excluding patterns, in my shop is on sale. No codes necessary. %25 off of any cuteness. Would love for you to come by for a visit!

Enjoy the weekend too.

Debbie

Halloween Decor & Free Vintage Style Halloween Printables

I don’t know about you but I secretly adore Halloween. I don’t act too

interested in front of the kids, but I’m happily cross stitching Halloween projects, working on tablescapes and decor in my home, eating a bit of candy here and there. What’s not to love?

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I found wonderful vintage napkins and old plates at a thrift store, so I decided to layer them and set the table for a bit of whimsical fun.

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I also took small canning jars and filled them with candy, wrapped a black and white gingham bow around the lid. My guests loved this.

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Old vintage images are also fun to print out on tea stained or cream colored yardstick and placed in a frame. Very quick Halloween or Fall decorating. 

Since my business is all about dolls, I have quite a bit of doll furniture. I pulled out this black chest of drawers and filled it with candy. I love how it turned out.

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fall-bird Hover over the image with your mouse, right click to save. Save to a file on your computer that you can find later.  Open the file, click on the image and click print. I love to print out on colored cardstock in beige or gray colors for an old world look. Trim down if necessary.

I also find ornate frames at the thrift store and spray paint them. This is a simple and inexpensive way to add a little fun Halloween decor without spending a lot of money.

Thank you for visiting!

Blessings,

Debbie Booth

My new Ebook-List of 100 Ideas for Staging a Real Hot Cocoa/Hot Drinks Station

Hot Cocoa and Hot Drink Stations are fun and wonderful for family and friends that come over to visit. We have had a Drink Station for years on a vintage Hoosier that is in our kitchen. We live in a Farmhouse on a Farm and have people over often. Because the serving area for food is so crowded during our family events we actually had to create a Drink Station out of necessity. Way before the concept of a Hot Cocoa Station or Coffee Bar became popular.dscn3628

I recently was contacted from a magazine to do a Seasonal Winter scene and I decided to create a Hot Cocoa Station in miniature. It is very similar to the one on my real back porch! I realized I have been doing this at our Farmhouse for years. There were so many pictures of our real home when our kids were younger I decided to compile the pictures and the ideas and make an Ebook out of them. There are literally over 100 ideas, different themes, different decor ideas and  serving ideas.

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Whether you want to create a little coffee/hot cocoa area on the counter or a larger display for a special event, I am sharing tons of ideas for placing items, decorating on the table, around the table, on the side of the table. Using Seasonal decorating themes to create a wonderful and fun area to have kid friendly drinks and a place to laugh and visit while guests are visiting!

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Many of our friends prefer Hot Tea instead of Hot Cocoa, so we have a variety of Teas to choose from.

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Even though some of these pictures are of miniatures, they actually are very similar to how I decorate and design a Hot Cocoa Station at home or for special events.

These are some of the pictures that will be in the Winter Issue of the Dolls’ House magazine, a British publication.

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Take a look here. The Ebook shows you how to make a Real Hot Cocoa Station in your home.  I’m sure you will love the pictures, ideas and guidelines for easily making one in your home. Tons of pictures and ideas, instantly downloaded!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/255299471/sewing-pattern-pdf-pattern-felt-babydoll?ref=shop_home_feat_1

And a Free Printable for you to save to your computer. Print out on Card stock and then frame for a Vintage sign to use while decorating your Hot Cocoa Station!

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Blessings,

Debbie

Polymer clay DIY Little Aqua Pumpkins

I wanted to share with you all how to make simple polymer pumpkins-prefereably Aqua!

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We live on 3 acres and when our kids were younger we grew Organic produce, and always planted pumpkins. They are easy to grow and always look amazing when they are ready to be picked. So I decided to make some little pumpkins for my Etsy and Shopify shop to sell for the Fall months.

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The grooves in the pumpkins are much deeper than basic pumpkins. It ended up being the loveliest shade of aqua with a tinge of beige, or greige coloring to it. Not a bright aqua, but very muted. The shape of the pumpkin was in my thinking breath taking! hahaha, if you love pumpkins like I do, you will love this pumpkin!img_9294

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Basic Supply List

White polymer clay, various chalks (you can buy a box of colored chalks in the artist section of a craft store for under $5.00), toothpicks, soft paint brushes -medium sized and small sized. Something to bake the clay on, an old cookie sheet, or pie pan will work fine.

To begin, take a small amount of white clay and roll it around in your hand to soften it up. It should be smaller than 1″ around. I start with a small size of clay, maybe the size of a marble. With the toothpick, make a small hole at the top. This is the top of the pumpkin.

Next using the toothpick or needle, make indentations from the top towards the bottom of the pumpkin.. Do this in 5 or 6 places to replicate the ridges on the sides of a pumpkin. I placed a toothpick inside the hole of the pumpkin so that it could be shaded without having to touch the pumpkin and accidentally indenting it with my fingers (this happens alot haha!)

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Next I take the colors of chalk I want to use, in this case aqua, light blue, etc. I scrape some chalk off with a sharp tool. I used a razor blade. I didn’t have any little ones around so this was a safe tool for me to use. Please use something else though if you have children around.

With the larger paint brush (keep it dry) I dabbed the brush into the aqua loose chalk and began to brush the sides, top and bottom of the pumpkin. I used a toothpick to move the pumpkin around. I then used some other shades of chalk until I got the color I wanted. A little green, a little light blue, darker aqua around the center top of the pumpkin where the stem is going to be.

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Next I pulled off more white chalk, and rolled it in between my fingers till it was the width of the toothpick. I cut it about 3/4″ long and rolled the top down to be a stem. I used the small brush and brushed it brown and gold to replicate a dried pumpkin stem. Then using another toothpick, I pressed down on the pumpkin while pulling out the toothpick that was in the pumpkin.

PicMonkey ImageUsing the toothpick I lifted up the stem and maneuvered it into the hole that the toothpick left. Just take your time doing this. I dropped the stem a couple of times, so keep doing it till the stem is in the pumpkin. Press down on the sides near the stem to lock it into place. Dab a little more chalk around the stem area if needed. Once you are happy bake according to the manufacturers instructions. I bake them at 250 degrees for about 12-15 minutes….and I touch them to make sure they are not still soft.

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Let them cool and then use them for display with little vignettes. I love creating small seasonal vignettes on a shelf in the dining room so I can enjoy it and see it. You don’t have to have a dollhouse just to decorate with miniatures.  And the pumpkins can be made any size actually!

Joining in with Kim @ http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2016/09/wow-us-wednesdays-292.html#more

If you visit craft stores you will see that there is a growing popularity in Halloween and Fall villages using miniatures not just Christmas villages.

I love that. Blessings,

Debbie

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Woodland Bear, Doll Bedding and Free Rustic Woodland Printable

I have had this idea about camping, the woodland style look and rustic style bedding, bears, wild animals….

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While growing up my parents often took us camping in Yosemite National park.https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

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Camping was fun because my parents made it fun. They were excited so we were excited. I planned for weeks which toys I would take. My Barbie dolls and baby dolls were at the top of the list, which meant they needed sleeping bags!  Often times that meant a pretty piece of fabric folded in half and my dolls were slipped inside the fold.

Hours of fun were to be had when the toys went camping with me! We built a campground for them, or at least I did. Yosemite had stuffed toy bears that were always fun to scare my Barbie dolls with! And there were real  bears too….I always hoped we would see one and we usually did. Below is just a fun picture I found of a bear at a picnic table. Hahaha…I never saw this, but I did see bears get into our ice chests where the food was. That was before they came up with bear lockers to keep them out of our food!

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I put rocks in a ring and made a campfire for them, used little sticks for firewood. It was a great deal of fun for a little girl.

This bed set that I just designed is a fun little pattern made with pretty flannel plaid fabric  and a little fun fur. Easy pattern, pretty fabric and the end result is a fun little set for an American Girl doll or 18″ size baby doll.

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Now here in my Etsy shop @https://www.etsy.com/listing/463660278/woodland-bear-and-doll-bedding-18?ref=shop_home_active_1

People usually have strong feelings about camping one way or another.Whether you love or hate camping….but enjoy the woodland/rustic/cabin look, How about a free Printable? I offered this last winter before the Christmas season. I created and designed it. I printed several out, cut them into squares and used them to make a rustic looking garland/banner with clothespins and twine! It’s a little Christmasy but still has that woodland look to it.  I’m creating another one for this Christmas season coming up, but it won’t be out till October.NEUTRAL CHRISTMAS SAYINGS AND SQUARES

Have a great week!

Blessings,

Debbie Booth

Blythe-dolls and doll bedding

Have  you noticed the doll craze with Blythe?  On Ebay along you can purchase a Blythe doll for oh….several hundred dollars or several thousand dollars. Depending on the make and the model. Hair color, eye color, whether the knees bend. I found a relatively inexpensive doll that works for my business….her legs do not bend which I thought would be fine, but it is problematic at times for certain photo props.

There are blogs, and Facebook Groups, Doll fashion pages all devoted solely to Blythe. How-to’s, DIY posts, furniture groups, Pinterest boards.

I was recently invited by someone to Blythe.com to design several things and bring my bedding and patterns.. Not being able to travel at this time, I have turned my efforts to my favorite thing! Doll bedding and doll bedding patterns. I love pretty beds that have pretty bedding on them.

Blythe doll beds are becoming more and more popular. I ended up re purposing a Barbie bed and spray  painted it for my doll bedding.

White for a Shabby Look, and I did another bed dark brown. Pink and purple weren’t my color of choice for this project and that is often what most Barbie Bed colors are.

Below is a vintage Ginny bed that I painted white.

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PDF instant download pattern is here @ https://www.etsy.com/listing/271202933/sewing-pattern-pdf-11-inch-fashion-doll?ga_search_query=blythe&ref=shop_items_search_8

Then quite by chance I found a few wooden beds online – pink (a vintage Ginny Bed). Ginny beds are a tiny bit shorter than what a Blythe doll needs. I believe they come in 10″-10 1/2″ long. What I ended up doing was making several pillows, pillow shams, so that when Blythe was laying on the bed she was sort of propped up in a half sitting position and that made the bed barely long enough.

If you must get a Blythe doll bed there are some lovely ones for sale on Etsy.

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I created a very simple pattern, with plenty of pictures to make the basic mattress, flat sheet, pillowcase with the pillow insert, ruffled comforter and sham. Here it is shown in a simple neutral shade, but could be made in expensive silks, simple cottons and more.IMG_0206

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Below I just used beautiful gray and cream silks, and beautiful bridal laces and trims.

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When sewing doll bedding I used the simplest sewing methods + the prettiest fabric and trims. That always results in a pretty made bed!

Be sure to sign up for my free Ebook-French Doll Bedding in 3 different sizes. Just the basics. But a great start for bedding in 3 sizes. American Girl, Blythe/Barbie size and dollhouse miniature size.

Thank you for coming by!

Debbie

Free Fall Printables

Hey everyone I don’t know about you but I love free stuff. Free Printables have always been a favorite. Whether it is a free Vintage style printable, Free Cross stitch or Quilting pattern, or maybe  a printable I can use in one of my Organizational planners, they are always a great resource.  These are wonderful and vintage. I Love how they look.

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Fall 2 fall 3 fall 5 kids fall wheat Acorn fall apple cider cake fall corn wheat stalks fallThese are a few of my favorite Fall Printables. I have printed some out, and just trimmed them down to fit a frame, or I have tucked them behind a fall vignette for a little extra color in a grouping.

Be sure you sign up for my VIP CLUB on my side bar and receive my Free Ebook too-Beautiful French Doll Bedding Pattern in 3 sizes.

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Glad you came by!

Blessings

Debbie