Friday, January 26, 2007

My Project Runway Blog has been Nominated for a Bloggie!

These are the awards for the "Best" blogs of 2006. We are nominated in the "Best Entertainment Blog" category. It's a competitive category because it is in with all of the celebrity gossip blogs. We are like the TVGuide in the supermarket aisle next to The Enquirer and The Star and all of those. No flashy headlines at BPR, just solid information about the show "Project Runway" on Bravo.

I would really appreciate your vote! Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Vintage Marigold Fabric Bag

No matter how many bags I make for Kaitlin, she always returns to this one. So I thought I would do a new one in her new favorite shade - marigold! What do you think?

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I Have a New Camera!

I'm still learning the features on my new camera but I wanted to try to post something right away. Remember you are keeping me accountable.

The stockings are small - ornament sized. Two of them are monogrammed. They are trimmed with vintage laces and buttons. The angels are also ornaments. They are made from scraps of an unfinished vintage velvet quilt top. Do you remember the other projects that I made from the same quilt?

Click here for the backpack and here for the messenger. At this point I only have scraps left from the quilt, but I am making the most of them!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Ruby <3 Young Crafters!

My friend Tilli has an 8-yearold niece named Sara. Sara is learning to sew and is very artistic! Sara made this stuffed version of a sugar glider with just a little bit of help from her mom. Isn't it great? Here is a photo of Sara with a butterfly project that she made. Adorable.

Thanks for sharing, Aunt Tilli!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

More Britney News

The local news reports that Britney Spears is here in Scottsdale staying at the posh Sanctuary Resort. I wonder if she is wearing her new clothes!

Have fun in Scottsdale, Britney!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I just remembered why I started blogging...

Hi Laura,

This might seem a little weird b/c you don’t know me. But I found your Rick-Rack-Ruby blog online and wanted to write you. My name is Christy and I’m 23, I live in Springfield Missouri w/my husband. We just got married in October and I received a sewing machine as a wedding present, I have always been crafty and love fashion and was so eager to be able to make things for myself and friends, so I went online to find ideas, I found a pattern to make a tie purse and was so excited that I went thrift shopping the same day so I could get started. Even though it looked a little home-madeish (b/c my technique was lacking) I was still getting lots of compliments, so I went back online, for more and that’s when I found your blog, I immediately fell in love w/some of your projects, I love that you use vintage fabric, so I added you to my bookmarks, a few weeks later, I was surfing again and I realized that you were the one who posted the pattern for the tie purse I found. -So, I just wanted to say thanks, for posting such great ideas. The tie purse was my first project since Jr. High Home Ec class, and you made it very easy for a beginner, I’m getting better now, and excited try new things! –also can’t wait for the new season of Runway starting soon! I hope you don’t mind me emailing you, and I hope you keep posting!


Monday, January 01, 2007

Kaitlin Plus Britney - BFFs

My daughter, Kaitlin works at Anthropologie in the Scottsdale Fashion Square. On Saturday night, December 30, 2006, Britney Spears entered at about 8:00 PM. She was with two other young women.

Britney selected several items and tried everything on. She brought her choices to the front counter. Kaitlin noticed a marigold-colored dress and recommended this bag to go with it:

Of course Britney added it to her selections. As she was preparing to check out, another girl asked her for an autograph. Then someone suggested that Britney pose for a photo with Kaitlin. Britney suggested that they go and sit on a bed for the photo. This is a polaroid which is now on the bulletin board in the backroom of the store. Britney's total bill was $2900.00.

Please be on the lookout for this bag. Wouldn't it be great if Brit was actually spotted carrying it!

Now here is the funny part.

Kaitlin and Lynn were wearing these Burger King Dance Dance Revolution Feet Beat toys on their shoes. Britney heard the beat as Kaitlin was walking and asked about the sound. Kaitlin explained that they were a "Happy Meal" toy and suggested that Britney "Get her butt to McDonald's, sister!"

Oops, Britney if you are reading this - they're actually from Burger King!