Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Silk Ribbon Combo Packs

A new shipment of ribbon is always exciting! This is the new "Peacock" silk ribbon combo pack available in our Etsy Store. 25 yard ribbon packs available in 2mm, 4mm, and 7mm widths. What fun!

Judith Lieber Minaudiere

As an admirer of Judith Lieber minaudieres, I was able to purchase "blank minaudiere" stock in New York, when Judith Lieber moved their NY showroom. The purses are metal, made in Italy, just waiting for Swarovski crystals. This small clutch has over 3,500 vintage Aurora Borealis number 12 ss vintage crystals, each crystal glued in place, one at a time, using tweezers. It was a great evening project. Every time I've worn this purse, it has been enjoyed. I still have some Judith Lieber minaudieres, that can be purchased at our Etsy site.

"Sisters" Crazy Quilt Block for 2015

With the beginning of a new year, my goal is always to produce more. During the dark, winter months, we are given time to create. To remove the pressure, I try to focus on creating one piece at a time. I'm teaching for a week in Vermont in July and plan to have several new small wall-hangings for the classes. This piece started with a collection of three RibbonSmyth vintage images. A block will be created for each of the images. Our vintage images are printed on a fusible-back cotton with a beautiful, long-lasting resolution.  I piece the block by hand, then iron the image to the block and lay-out pieces around the image and work "out" from there, with stitching and embellishing. This block will be assembled into a kit featuring celery, gray and burgundy fabrics. 

We still have a few Valentine Post Card Kits

I can't believe it is 2015! Writing this on a cold snowy night, wishing each of you a healthy New Year.  And now in the new year, we think about what we would like to create for Valentine gifts for friends. We still have some Valentine postcard  kits, ready to wing their way to you. The little kits include Fusible post card backs, trims and a fusible Vintage heart image.

Monday, December 1, 2014

30% OFF entire site through December 2nd, when you place an order of $25!

Place your Ribbonsmyth order between today and midnight December 2nd to take advantage of our huge sale 30% off every item in stock  Sales deduction is applied at time order is placed! Great time to stock up for Christmas and winter creating!
8 Christmas Card Kits left
10 Valentine Post Card Kits left
Thanks to all of you that have supported our business for the last 18 years!  Changes a coming! Yay!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

French Ribbon Corsage Topped Purse and 20% Off Entire Site through Sept 29th!

Fall 20% off every single item on our site on any purchase of $25.  Sale ends September 29th.  Sale discount taken when order is placed.  Great time to gather ribbons for Christmas creating!
Sale ongoing at

The ribbon corsage is created with our French Ribbons and embellished with our moss velvet leaves.
This is a great vintage 1940's purse that I just listed on Etsy at

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New 15-Piece Crazy Quilt Pack

New Crazy Quilt Fabric Pack! Only five packs left. Great value - 15-piece pack for $11. Pack includes 5 ten inch fabric squares, vintage fusible image, silk twist paddle, beads, heart charm, velvet ribbon, pink flower trim, two yards of lace and 5 pink satin flowers.

New Vintage Charm Bracelets in our Etsy Store!

New Vintage charm bracelets created for those that love vintage and the "jangle" of wearing a charm bracelet!  All can be seen on our Pinterest site and Etsy at
All bracelets are one-of-a-kind and were created late at night, while enjoying every minute of the process! They look marvelous when worn!  Most bracelets are 8 inches in length and all are made with components from the 1960's using new, old stock.

Our 20% Summer Sale ends midnight tonite!

Our 20% off Sale ends at midnight tonight.
Great time to add to your silk ribbon stash. A big thank you to all of you that have placed orders. Will spend next week, shipping lots of ribbon!
Please an order of $25 or more, and automatically receive a 20% discount, taken at time of check-out, at

Friday, July 11, 2014

My Vintage Charm Bracelet on Sale at Etsy

Love this little bracelet. This bracelet has a strand of vintage pearls and is a lightweight piece with a wonderful "melody". Made from vintage findings that I found at the NY vintage bead warehouse. Hopeful to begin to load more bracelets onto our Etsy site. Some of the charms were purchased years ago at a Paris flea market. So fun to see "gathered pieces" come together.