New ribbon designs: squirrels and sewing | How About Orange

November 18, 2010

New ribbon designs: squirrels and sewing

New jacquard ribbons I designed for J Caroline arrived on my doorstep yesterday. It's always exciting (and scary) to see the finished product since I never know if the colors will turn out as expected. And flat Illustrator files always look cuter with real life texture than they do on my monitor, so I eagerly await these samples.

The squirrels in the berry colorway above are my fave so I put them on a fancy plate for their photograph.

Everybody else got dumped onto a piece of foamboard. Here are all three colorways.

Sewing ribbon warranted a few props since it was easier to find a spool of thread than recruit some squirrels to pose with their ribbon.

These are now available at J Caroline Creative in 25-yard rolls and at Banberry Place (check pages 3 or 4) by the yard. Coming soon to other retailers!

64 comments:

Julie said...

these ribbons are so lovely :) definitely on my wishlist for Santa!

mskaz said...

Those are all so cute! You are so very talented!

Jennifer said...

SUPER CUTE!!! I love the variety of colors <3

xoXOxo
Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons

Nena Nadine said...

Love the squirrels!

RosaMaría said...

those are gorgeous!!
I love all!!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Delightful!

smg said...

Wow! Berry is my fave too - love those colors! I love your work - you seem to capture the vibrant explosion of color that my eyes and soul love to see!
I also loved the wedding invite you showed us a few weeks ago... I would love to have a desktop wallpaper with those happy flowers swirled all around it!
I'm glad you're using your God-given talents to make our world a little brighter, happier place.

Anja said...

Oh, I love these ribbons. Especially the squirrels.

Is there any retailer in Germany, where I can buy them?

Grandma G said...

Ooohhh... I love 'em ALL!! I WANT some!!!

Mum/thatwasahint

One Second Needle said...

Thanks for this post about new ribbon designs. I think I like the first pictured one the best.

Brodie said...

I think I really need to make a puppy leash with adorable squirrels on it.

Jess said...

I think you do.

was eigenes {Bine} said...

marvelous! gorgeous! beautiful!

besquirrely.com said...

Oh my! The squirrels are awe-some. Cheers! I'm going to post about these on my blog soon: squirrels in wren's nest: besquirrely.com

LOVE!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

I love the squirrels.

Amy said...

Those are excellent! Great job as always! :)

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

Dang cute! Nice job!

Nikki said...

Super sweet. I could use the sewing ribbon to make a pacifier clip (thanks to your blog) for a fellow sewer about to give birth! Wouldn't that be cute??

Jess said...

It would be perfection.

AndiAdams said...

Love it!! They are so cute!

Mãe da Rita said...

Fantastic!
Those ribbons are great!

Beth Ellen said...

I LOVE these! But, I love all of the ribbon that you have designed. I need more uses for them--so I can buy some more!

Becky said...

I just love the squirrel ribbon!

Little Green Doll said...

Very nice ribbons!! the squirrels are lovely! :)

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

wow Jessica, these are beautiful and I love ALL the colourways :) nice job! Am going to order some soon as I get paid

Anna Claire said...

I ADORE the squirrels! This sounds majorly cheesy, but my college sorority mascot was a squirrel (random) and I've had a soft spot for them ever since.

myredbike said...

Those squirrels are so cute! I can totally see them as the trim on an oliver + s lazy days skirt!

Anonymous said...

Wait just a minute. Your favorite colorway is the one with NO ORANGE? ;)

Jess said...

I know. What the heck?

home made gorgeous said...

Wow, these are adorable. I can't even decide on a favourite I love all off them! :)

Em said...

My favorite is the turquoise squirrels! SO cute!!! I need to make a new leash, and maybe some belts... perfect for me!

Jeni said...

These are seriously so cute! I can't decide which is my favorite! :)

Emily Elizabeth said...

Oh I love these!!! Onto the Christmas list they go!

Andi Lia said...

Sooo in love with them! Always love ribbons, but I love these more!

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

Christy said...

omg! these ribbons are so lovely. congrats!

LacyHolly said...

I love these! Love the colors! Great job :)

Helen S said...

Those squirrels are so cute and so timely. I absolutely love the sewing and the scissors. I don't have a current use but I would want them.

Kristen said...

Thread may be easier than squirrels, but just think how impressed we all would've been with a squirrel! Haha :)

Amanda at 32˙North said...

The squirrels are just about the cutest thing ever! What fun you must have working on these designs.

robinseggpink said...

Adorable! - and every one of them deserves a fancy plate !

Atypical Type A said...

I just released a squirrel-themed stationery collection for Christmas, so I'm a bit obsessed with squirrels at the moment.

Great job!

HollowSquirrel said...

LOVE THEM and NOT just because it's squirrels (and orange and teal!)! Yay!

rosige Zeit said...

Wonderful... I wish to get them in Germany...

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I'm thinking ways I could use those squirrels, they are so great! I think my little one needs some as an accent on a dress...or some pants...

Bek said...

I was in love with the squirrels. And then I saw the sewing ones. And now there is a battle for my heart.

How utterly adorable! Fantastic job :)

CityCraft said...

We carry all of the JCaroline ribbons and we can't wait for these new ones to arrive at CityCraft!

Anja said...

Love the squirrels, the blue and orange is my favorite!

Robyn said...

Jessica, these are gorgeous! The squirrel and nut one made me laugh. My hubs is a therapist and one of his colleagues used to have a tie made with squirrels and nuts. hehe.

Lisa said...

I LOVE them. (Though, I was a bit perplexed how sewing was incorporated into the squirrels ribbon. It made much more sense as I scrolled down.) I'm extra-digging the first sewing ribbon pictured.

sasatogo said...

Oh my gosh those are so super duper cute!!!!

She Can't Decide said...

these are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!! I love the berry colored one too. very sweet indeed! I bet it feels great to have your designs out there!

hoopty doopty said...

All your designs are so fun and fresh. Love the sewing ribbon. Congrats on more great design + product.(And your squirrel humour made me laugh out loud!)

Laquita said...

I want!

designcrafty said...

These are so lovely! how very exciting too.

Anonymous said...

You keep amazing me with your creativity. Congratulations on the ribbons. The squirrels and acorns are darling.
-Lisa

Bela said...

Unbelievably cute!!!!!

Rae said...

LOVE !!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

oh crap! I have to have these. OMG. Speaking of crap, my word verification today is "unturd."

Jess said...

Amy. That is excellent.

jenni said...

Love these!!! Great colors.

Melissa said...

OMG. Squirrels and acorns? Love!!!

Debbie said...

Tey are just gorgeous!! The squirrels are just the cutest and the sewing ribbons are really nice too!
xxDebbie

bluecurlygirl said...

Absolutely stunning. It must be a real joy to get them in your hands. You're fantastic. Well done. Only just discovered your blog and I'm loving it. :-)

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