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  1. Wendee
    December 5, 2017 @ 12:51 am

    I needed this today! I bought festive bags on sale in October and have decided they need bows.

    The urge to throw them out the window is part of the process…… toooooooo funny! Clearly, you have seen me crafting.

    Thank you for this timely and hilarious write-up!

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  2. Anne Dodd
    December 5, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

    You are hilarious and magical. A Keebler elf on speed and too many cookies as raised by Bunny Mellon and Elsa Schiaparelli. I wish you lived next door. You could borrow wired ribbon and double sided tape any time. Thank you for your inspired and insane projects. Your house is gorgeous and Paul should be canonized. Merry Christmas! I am going to make my giant bow out of 8 inch leopard ribbon. Pray that I don’t strangle myself or my (similarly saintly as Paul) husband.

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  3. Darla Shelley
    December 10, 2017 @ 9:32 pm

    You are hysterically funny. You remind me of how I think! Not to mention I totally know how to follow your bow instructions!!
    Thanks for the laugh and my awesome bow!
    darla

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  4. Rebecca Grace
    December 14, 2017 @ 10:09 am

    So, do you own a serger (a.k.a. overlocker) machine by any chance? Just wanted to let you know that you can turn any plain giant fancy ribbon into wired ribbon with a serger, and you can even make your own wired ribbon from any fabric your heart desires with a serger, you just serge a rolled hem along the edges of ribbon or fabric strips while the thin wire feeds between the thread and the fabric. Like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlqjaNxRIDM . It sews so much faster than a regular sewing machine and you can make yards and yards of custom ribbons and trims in minutes.
    Tell Paul you want a serger for Christmas if you don’t already have one. Someone as fancy as you deserves to have unique, custom ribbon bows and limitless DIY decorating possibilities. Also M&J Trimmings is a fabulous online resource for ribbons, and their ribbons are 20% off right now: https://www.mjtrim.com/.

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  5. Tilesbay
    December 22, 2017 @ 4:32 pm

    Interesting Post. Thanks! 🙂

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