Let’s just give credit where credit is due. This is all Denise‘s fault because you know I would not have done this on my own.
Yesterday Denise sent me an email with some adorable buttons she had ordered. I asked her where she had ordered them because I had just ordered some a couple of days ago. One day, when not searching for buttons, I had seen a blue-ish dragonfly button and that’s what I was trying to find. One o the next projects I’m going to do is a blue-ish sweater. I saw this button and loved it so I got it.
I also got this button because we all know I’m going to be making more lime green sweaters.
But then, I asked Denise if she sews a clear plastic button behind the real buttons because that will “stabilize” the real button and keep it from dropping or pulling on the button band. She told me no . . she doesn’t like doing that (neither do I) but she sews a piece of pretty grosgrain ribbon down the back side of the button band.
I’ve seen that before . . I just forgot about it. She explained to me how you can also add it to the side with the buttonhole to stabilize that side too. And then . . like any good friend would do, she sent me a link to her favorite grosgrain ribbon supplier, which happens to be Adorable Dee Studio on Etsy.
You know what happened next. I have 16 different ribbons on their way to me.
I know that I have a purple sweater in the lineup. How cute are those purple love birds?
I so badly want another dachshund puppy but looks like ribbon puppies may be the only dachshund I get.
There are donuts, cowgirl boots, cactus, lovebugs (cars/hearts), strawberries, flowers and I’m not sure what else but this means that I can knit 15 cardigans and I’ll have the perfect ribbon for them . . if I choose my yarns right and if not, I’ll have to order more ribbon! 🙂
I wanted to order this one for a bow for Addie’s hair but I have no idea how much ribbon it takes. Nicole texted the lady who makes Addie’s hair bows and she didn’t get back with her so once she finds out, I may have to order some yarn for hair bows for Addie. That will be perfect for her Advent gifts this year.
Even though I love blaming Denise for things, I’m thankful she shares her knowledge and resources with me.