*Note that this is an older post from 2011*
Look girls! I'm so proud of my latest creation! I think it's scrumptious! For now, I'm calling it a ribbon carousel! Do you think that's a good name? Have you seen one of these before? I don't know if I have seen one and mentally copied it or if I made it up on my own. My 7 year old Grand girl spent the night with me and I made this for her room while she was here. We started out making something else but it wasn't turning out. I think this turned out pretty well for a mistake! ☺
GG helped pick out most of the ribbons and watched me make much of it before running off to play. I didn't have to go buy anything to make this. I used only what I had on hand. But now of course now I'm trim poor! ☺(Many of these ribbons and trims came from blogging friends as gifts or give away wins!)
This was so much fun to make. If I would have had it longer, I would have added even more ribbon but there was no way GG was going to leave it with me! Ha-ha! I took around 30 pics of it and it was hard to narrow them down!
This carousel will hang from her bedroom ceiling. I used a fabric wrapped embroidery hoop for the base and tied or glued all the ribbons and pom poms on.
I covered the outer base when I was done, using a wide strip of beaded trim. I could have covered the inside too but decided not to since it will be hanging too high for anyone to see inside. Here it is hanging in front of my built in hutch so you can get a better idea of its actual size.
My GG and I had a wonderful girl's "weekend" together. My boy went off camping with her dad so we switched kids! I don't know how many times she told me that she was SOOOO glad that she had me all to herself! We crafted, went shopping two days in a row- the first day to the thrift store and the second day to the antique shop. We watched Anne Of Green Gables, had a hair and make up session, baked cupcakes, sun bathed and swam in the pool and Bobby took us out to lunch at our local coffee shop which has an outdoor cafe! It was so fun and I have strict orders to rest today! And I will!
Enjoy YOUR day whether it's work or play! You desrve to enjoy your life!
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