Mmmm Ribbon Mmmm

May 29th, 2007

Ribbon!  What stamper doesn’t LOVE ribbon?  And living in SoCal so close to Fabric Barn, I’ve had a *thing* for ribbon since my earliest crafting days with lace and silk flowers!  My ribbon, however, had gotten completely out of control.  I had this great rack on the back of stamp room door, but for the last year or more I had completely outgrown it!  I had ribbon in several different containers – mostly living under my desk which was a royal pain.

I decided that I need all my ribbon visible as much as possible.  Weekend before last I dragged Curt to Ikea to look for some shelves I had seen on their website.  I was sooooo excited to come home with these rails and baskets from the Bygel line.

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My old rack is still on the door and I still love it, but on the left (behind the door) is my new Ikea stuff. :)

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I got 3 of the rails with 3 of the 13″ shallow baskets and 2 of the 5.5″ deep baskets as well as a hanging bucket from another line at Ikea.  At the bottom we hung a magnetic bar from Ikea and attached 2 pink locker baskets I already had from Target. It’s so fun because the baskets can be moved around anytime and they are very easy to access or take down and carry to my table.

Each basket has a bit of a different configuration of *stuff*.  One basket has my velvet ribbons and ric racs.  This basket has some of my specialty ribbons like Basic Grey and American Crafts as well as ribbon rolled into the tiny Cropper Hopper embellishment holders.  They fit perfectly 2 deep.  They hold approximately 5 yds of ribbon and I originally had them in a CH case, but found that having them *put away* like that made it more difficult to know what I had.

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 The next basket has SU stitched and gingham ribbons, along with polka dot ribbons of various brands. 

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The bucket at the top holds my fibers on cards.  I got a set of little glass jars and so far I have hemp in one and ribbon scraps in another.  I still have a little room left over – which is  good thing since I just got some velvet ribbon from my friend Jody.  *wink*

It’s funny how excited I am about this.  I just love to sit at my stamp table and stare at my wall of ribbon.  I worked on cleaning up my stamp room yesterday and I got the table mostly done.  The desk is still piled high – that is tomorrow morning’s project!  It just kills me how it seems to take days to get everything cleaned up and then only a matter of hours to fall right back into hurricane status!  *eye roll*

Side note:  My husband has decided that the word Ikea is and old Norse word for realm of evil!  Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!  In his defense I have to admit that I wasn’t sure we’d ever make it out of there either!

9 Responses to “Mmmm Ribbon Mmmm”

  1. loricraig Says:

    I just love to sit at your stamp table, too! I am so proud of you for making good on that committment to ‘fix’ the ribbon situation! It looks great, Jami!

  2. PJBstamper Says:

    I may just have to print out the pictures and hang them on my wall since I don’t have anywhere near that much ribbon. Just one of those 3 level black ribbon holders from Michael’s and some of the Stack & Store containers with ribbon I’ve purchased by the yard and rolled up. In case, anyone wants to know – I used my crop-a-dile to punch thru the containers so that I can get ribbon without having to pull out the containers. I attached the S&S containers to the side of my wood stamp pad holder. I’d post a picture on my blog but I don’t have a blog.

  3. StamperSharon Says:

    What a cute, well-organized room, Jami! I just made my first visit to IKEA a few weeks ago and feel the need to go back again, soon, too! 😉 Love your ribbon holders!

  4. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Oooohhhhh Jami…..will you please come help me organize mine????????? sigh……..
    As soon as Jody and Taylor QUIT selling me ribbon, Im sure Ill be able to get a hold on it……………………HMPH!!
    Love your room, and the ribbon on the door is fabuloso!!!
    I LOVE those rails! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Debra Says:

    Look at all that ribbon!!! Cool!!!

  6. Jenny Mick Says:

    Oh my goodness!!! You have so much ribbon, you are my new idol!!

  7. Laura Jean Says:

    Wow—I’ve never seen soooo much ribbon (excluding stores!) Way too cool!!!!

    And I love the Ikea storage (who doesn’t love Ikea!)

    Laura Jean

  8. Leslie (leslierich) Says:

    Oh, I love all your ribbon and your new storage for it! Isn’t it wonderful just having it all there to look at and decorate your walls? Yummy!

  9. jbalcer Says:

    Jami, I really don’t think you have enough! 😀 Hugs!

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