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May 06, 2010

New ribbon designs

I just got samples of the latest ribbon I designed for J Caroline Designs. She commissioned me to do tennis and golf ribbon. So I made her houses instead. Ha! Take that, Caroline.

I did also make the requested sports ribbon. But really? Do people wrap the handles of their tennis racquets with this stuff? How could it possibly be used? I'll keep my eye out for it at Wimbledon. Or maybe Tiger Woods could trim his shirts with the golf version, and the press would be so bewildered that they'd finally start writing articles about him on a new topic.

And what to do with houses... maybe wrap a cute housewarming present with it. Yes.

To purchase some, you could either buy it by the yard here at Fat Quarter Shop, or get 25-yard rolls (a super deal) for reselling or for trimming lots of shirts for Tiger right here at J Caroline Creative. More designs coming soon!

67 comments:

smallgrapes said...

Adorable!!!!! I love ribbon.

pmthreads said...

I certainly prefer the houses as well, but I could definitely see some tennis-playing girls with those racket ribbons tied around their ponytails! All of them would be great for wrapping gifts as well.

Cameron said...

LOVE the houses!

Ann said...

I'm picturing cute headbands for the preppy golfer/tennis types - although your Tiger idea waaaay trumps mine.

carolyn said...

LOVE the wee houses ... you have the best job!

Nicole Maki said...

I just love these adorable ribbons. Brilliant designs.

The golf themed ones would be a great embellishment on cards for Father's Day, birthdays or retirement.

Allisa Jacobs said...

love + want these!
fabulous work :)

jcaroline said...

Oh man, I hadn't even thought to send some to Tiger. And his women. That would be a lot of ribbon.

Tegan and Tage said...

The houses are great! I want to use the brown for a housewarming invitation... or a moving announcement... except for I'm not moving or having a housewarming... hm...

Sarah said...

these ribbon designs are so cute! the golf or tennis ones might be perfect for mother's or father's day gifts or summer birthdays.

Kelly said...

I love the tennis ribbon... I played in college and think high school and college players alike would love them in their ponies!! Where was this 2000-2004?!

Sweet Olive Press | Helen said...

The ribbon with the houses and trees would be adorable on a little girl's dress. Of course I can't sew to save my life, but I can dream.....

Laura said...

Jessica, I'm a huge fan of your fabric designs, but those houses may be my favoritest thing EVER.

Grandma G said...

I'm glad you didn't suggest Tiger trim his shorts with them...

My verification word is mumstr. I think I'll make that my new name.

Mumstr

Parker's Prints said...

these are just too cute!

Lauren said...

I'm totally against popped collars by all means, but for some reason I just had an image of a little girl with a popped polo collar and the tennis ribbon appliqued underneath. With a tiny white tennis skirt? Now tell me that's not adorable.

holly p said...

Cute! I love the houses.

Jessica said...

I love your two house ribbons - I'm trying now to justify purchasing them... not too sure what the sports ribbons could be used for though.

Emily said...

Sooo cute! You'd be surprised about the sports ribbon. I live in very preppy Baltimore-I can see people making belts and trimming their tennis tote.

Shusha said...

The colors are great!
I love the golf cart illustration.

Anonymous said...

I love ribbon and those are darling! You can NEVER have to much ribbon or fabric.

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lies said...

The ribbon with the houses is so cute, I love it!

Jennifer said...

Lovely! I saw these on Fat Quarter Shop yesterday and wondered if they were yours. I don't play tennis but I have a good friend that plays in tournaments all the time. I think her partner & she needs some ribbon trimmed skirts or something!

Sun said...

SO CUTE! I wish we could get jpeg of your "clip art" like designs. how cute would would the "houses" be on a small homewarming card >.<! btw what do you use to design? I mean can you show us a "how a ribbon is desgined" post? step 1, pencil/paper, etc.... :)

Kristin said...

You could use these for scrapbook pages! I love the houses!

live a colorful life said...

J. Caroline made me laugh out loud. These are SOOOO cute. I know someone who will want yards of the golf ribbon. In fact, since she is getting married on a golf course in 2 1/2 weeks, if she orders really quick she will probably use them at the wedding!

Note to Grandma G: Won't JHRME do her happy dance when she sees the golf ribbon??

Tara said...

The blue/red golf ribbon would be incredible for boys belts. I wish there were more boy options. I'm going to hang on and see if more are coming.

Quill Seeker said...

I love the ribbon! So cute and colorful!

Grandma G said...

Yeah, Cindy... those ribbons will definitely bring out the happy dance!

Jessica said...

Super cute girl - I definitely want to find someone to make a housewarming gift for, just so I can use that ribbon!

Amy said...

This is SO funny because I was literally wandering through Joann an hour ago browsing ribbon and thinking to myself "I wonder when Jessica Jones will design some more ribbon?" Ha! I must have been psychically tuned in to your blog or something!! I love the new designs, especially the houses!!

~Amy :)

Megan said...

I love the houses. And maybe the high school tennis team could tie the racket ribbon around their pony tails!

Susan said...

um.................... CUTE!!!! totally loving that ribbon! yes, houses first, but how cute they ALL are!!!

SewLindAnn said...

Are you kidding, what could we (tennis women) do with those ribbons?! We can decorate our tables and linens, tie up captains gifts, put some in a glass jar for show, tie things on our tennis bags (like keys) decorate water bottle covers, make decorative gift towels, wristbands, ball holders..I could go on and on. Obviously, I plan on buying lots (and I love the houses too!)I'm betting tennis shops would buy the stock out!

HollowSquirrel said...

Those ribbons are so adorable! Love them!!

Collette said...

My MIL would love, love the tennis ribbons if I were to make a bag for her with ribbon handles.

She is nuts for tennis. We took our moms to London and Paris a few years ago and my MIL went to both Wimbledon and Roland Gueros (sp?) where the French Open was held all by herself. This is the woman who once got lost in the loop Carson's store. Sigh.

Tennis ribbon? She's in.

Judy said...

Tiger tennis ribbon would have to include boobies, motels, and fists overhead. On red.

concretenprimroses said...

The house ribbon is sweet. I would use it to trim a bag.
Kathy

Christy said...

These are super cute ribbons! Fabulous work. Congrats, JEss!

gih said...

I also like colorful things.

Brooke said...

oh my goodness, these are adorable! A MUST have!

Multiductus said...

They're beautiful! I really love ribbons even if I have no clue what I could use them for O_O

Jocelynilla said...

Hey! FQS person here! Thanks for mentioning us! One lady on Facebook is looking for a way to decorate her golf bag with the golf ribbon :)

Jess said...

Hello, FQS person! Well, how about that. I'll add golf bag trim to my list of ideas for this stuff. :) Thanks for carrying these ribbons. Your shop is so cute. Love it.

mamabearstamps said...

These are fabulous!! I love the houses and the tennis ribbons! Thanks for the link to buy them!

Jenny Lou Who said...

These are too cute! How do you come up with these ideas? And may I just add, I would like a friend who asks me to design ribbons. That is awesome.

(WV:radhos. As in "did you see her leggings? Yeah. Those were some radhos.")

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I so need the golfing for my dad's 90th birthday card on the 21st. Those ribbons are the cutest!!!

OfficeTYPE said...

They are so cute!! Love the little houses for sure.

Vacuum Queen said...

Um, HELLOOOOOOO! I'll be using the golf ribbon on a bag handle. Or a key chain. It's VERY cool.

The Dickinsons said...

so cute!!

Deborah said...

So CUTE

JHRME said...

Woah! That golf ribbon is fantastic! I would use it as trim on a pillow case, or to tie up little party favors from a TEE party, or to use it as a trim on a golf towel, or for a golf pro's baby hint hint in about ten years grandma g and live a colorful life then maybe embellishing a onsie, or a diaper bag, or some little booties. Or a little zipper pouch for golf tees. Golf cart key fobs! Fathers day/mans birthday napkin rings, napkin trim, on a BBQ apron for fathers day, a D ring belt for a female golfer. Tags for a golf teams suitcases to know they all go together. Oh man the list goes on! How fantastic!

Heidi pumpkin pie said...

i LOVE those little houses!!

Grandma G said...

Gee, ya think JHRME likes the golf ribbons? :) Can anybody tell she's marrying a golfer in exactly 2 weeks?!

TEN YEARS?! No, no, no... much too long! Cindy, we've got work to do.

PioneerValleyGirl said...

Those houses are fabulous.

Nothing against the tennis or golf ones (which I imagine trimming preppy little tennis outfits), but, meh, sports, not so exciting for me, even if it is really cute sports ribbon. Houses, on the other hand, I can get excited about :)

Michelle said...

Sorry to be a bore and reiterate what all the others have said but Wow!! those ribbons are utterly adorable, I'm loving them.

Jess said...

JHRME, holy schmoly. Your list of things to do with golf ribbon is amazing. (And I loved the side notes to Cindy and my mom. Ha!) Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

JHRME said...

Okay grandma G...it makes me nervous that youre now plotting with Cindy! Jess- Thanks! I've got lots more ideas where those come from! Haha Im going to order some as soon as we arrive in Colorado and start playing!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love the new ribbons!

Periwinkle Paisley said...

Those are so sweet! If my daughter was the type to wear a ponytail without taking it out in 2 seconds I'd be all over that. Maybe someday...

Anonymous said...

Boy, do I love that brown ribbon with the houses!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I love the houses! Love, love, love. I can see making a bag for myself if I golfed or played tennis. Maybe I should go golfing with my husband just so I can make the bag... :D lol

Aarti Badamikar said...

very very pretty pretty!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I need the golf and tennis ribbons! How do I buy?
Haileylada@yahoo.com

Jessica Jones said...

Golf is available retail and wholesale from Renaissance Ribbons (you can search by designer, Jessica Jones, I believe). The tennis ribbon has not been reprinted and might be out of stock. Try contacting The Needle Shop in Chicago--they may have some.

info@theneedleshop.net

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