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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Marnie writes: As for fringe or no, how about going a little different and getting some pre-made fringe. I really like some of the stuff at this site. They have fun beaded fringe.”

Funny you should mention TRIMS, but I just took a field trip Monday to Fishman’s Fabrics (1101 S. Desplaines St) to scope and score some trims for another enchanted project: Tweedy Bird…

After finishing the knitting and most of the hem and button bands on the Bird, I realized a Sea of Tweed was a eyeful of BLAH! This stuff can be DULL as DUST! No wonder the ForeFather/Mother Designers of Old called upon the Braid Goddesses to part with some of their ornamental locks!

So the ForeF/Ms edged their creations with TRIM! Velvet Ribbon, Braided Cord, Fringe, Beads, SOMETHING to take this out of the mediocrity of vision and pop it to ya…

Here is what I came home with…

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Enchanting perhaps to my eyes only: Yellow-Green & White Diamond Woven Ribbon

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Just guess what this is… It might be my favorite!

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Two Faux Cable Corded Trims side by side.

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Really Lovely shiny corded Crowns…

Who Will WIN the Place on the Loopy Collar: stay tuned for more exciting Loopy News…

16 responses to “Thursday, October 21, 2004”

  1. Lisa says:

    We here in Red Sox Nation like the shiny corded crowns!!

  2. Teresa says:

    Do we get to vote?
    If so, my vote is for #1 – awesome and just different enough to be *very* interesting.

    If not – well, #1 is still my favorite!

  3. rachelkates says:

    OMG! The trims are so cool! I won’t admit to how much time I just spent on the Cheap Trims site, looking at frou frou like the Hula Dancer jacquard ribbons. I’ll be dragging my plain old WIP, the Interlocking Rings top, to KIP tonight.

  4. jackie says:

    I’m kinda partial to the shiny corded crowns too, I think, Though #2 does give it some very urban chic touches.

  5. Terri says:

    #1 is Number 1 with me! I like how the splash of yellow/white really stands out and adds detail to the hem.

  6. Marnie says:

    Oops, I posted a blank comment.
    I was just going to say that I like the last trim the best, but I’m also terribly amused that you are linking to me on a day when I have giant underwear in my top-most blog post. Yay!

  7. mimsical says:

    SNAP TAPE!! SNAP TAPE!! I love the way it looks, plus when people ask you what trim you used, you can smile and say “Just guess!”


  8. Michelle says:

    #2! #2! #2!!! :)

  9. Linda says:

    If you are taking our wishes into consideration…#3 is my favorite, but I can’t see #4 very well on my screen.

  10. Michelle says:

    How fun! I like the shiny corded crowns, but am also a fan of #1. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  11. Holly says:

    No 2 (snap tape?) is my fav, second fav is No 1.

    Also, a quick comment about your right hand column “vulgar” article (the one with vienna sausages all dolled up! :-) Do a search on ‘bento box’ and you’ll find why these are so important! You will find web sites, articles, etc. all related to the age old tradition of Japanese ‘bento boxes’ – lunches prepared by the woman of the home for their children & husbands. Mens careers, childrens status when starting school, can all hinge on what everyone in the board room/cafeteria see when they open their ‘bento box’. Your status as wife/mother amoung other wives/mothers hinges on how well you prepare the bento, how much time you spend preparing the bento, the quality of food in the bento, and of course, how appealing and decorative the bento is. YIKES!

  12. Bonne Marie says:

    Cool Factoids, Holly – the Bento Box Google is definitely on my To Do list now…

    I can understand this one:

    And this HIPPO is amusing:

    But What the:

  13. Holly says:

    But What the:
    end quote

    Dragonfly maybe??!

  14. Holly says:

    Check out these – I almost ordered some a few months back – was teaching kids about Japanese culture – thought they would get a kick out of vienna sausages cut like this:

    Amazing though that they actually have cutters to cut sausages into shapes – I guess to save those poor mothers some time in the morning.

  15. Melissa G says:

    It’s a day late…but I like #1. It jumped out at me. Couldn’t appreciate 3 or 4 on screen. 2 is also you considering some of your tech talk. And if you’re going to call it tweedy bird don’t you need some canary yellow?

  16. Sonja says:

    I like #1 the best, it’s not so ordinary. I’m glad to see someone else using a machine to make cool stuff and will watch for more. By the way, my blog has moved to, since is being dissolved.

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