Monday, November 05, 2007

Trim box tour

I've never made it secret that I've always loved trim. The best kind of embellishment to a hem or a sleeve....or even on a little tote (that's just my opinion, shhhh). And most times, just a little peek of it is enough. In my case, just to pet and stroke these pretties is enough to make my day.....after I've petted the fabric piles, of course.


I'm just showing you my favourites, even though we love them all equally, very much.

I spied upon these pastel teeny tiny ric rac when there was a ric rac craze in blogland early this year. While most crafty peeps went nuts on the jumbo kind, I went hunting for the tiniest I could find........to trim some clothes for a little kiddo, you know.


Recognise these japanese sewing tapes? They're starting to warm to me. I have to admit that I usually don't get anything that I can't visualise a project for. Then about a month ago, a little "ding" went off in my head. I'm planning to put these in some small tote bags, when I get the time.


These I have lots of! Twill tape in several weights and colours, which I use a lot as wristlet straps and as tote bag handles, reinforced with a strip of novelty fabric.


It also comes in ribbon weight......look at these eye-popping colours!


And in reels! This was an op shop find. I almost died when the shop lady gave it to me for $3.


But my fave of the moment is crochet lace. There's too many to choose from whenever I go to the local Lincraft and Spotlight. I go into many a headspin whenever I'm faced with a wall of crochet lace.


It doesn't help when the geezer has set me on a half hour timer.......he's outside sitting in the car with the bub. The pressure!


And it doesn't help either when they start producing them in pretty colours! Ack!

14 comments:

Kate said...

All so lovely! I understand the pressure I leave Chris and the girls outside and they ring when my time is up.

Jelly Wares said...

All of your trims are just gorgeous!!!I love the japanese sewing tapes and the crochet lace is beautiful too... I'm definately very envious of you now!!! LOL!!!

Jodie

Di said...

Wow - I can't believe that you have a box especially for trims! How cool is that - and so many great ones too!!

posiepatchwork said...

Ooohhh, zillion thanks for my PIF, it's gorgeous, i love everything, i've added a post to my blog & started up my own PIF as a competition. Yahhoo!!
I'm a trim whore too, i mean, with all my little girls (& happy to be accessorised son) it's hard not to be. I love layering them, like ribbon with pom poms & there can never be too much ric rac in all it's sizes. Flash back to character dancing & ballet??
Thanks again Jade, you're ace, love Posie

posiepatchwork said...

Further to the box of trim, i have one of those massive tubs on wheels full of trim, see, i wasn't kidding when i said "trim whore", with ribbons, ric rac, mini to large pom poms (No Chintz does large pom pom trim in different colours, oh, gorgeous!!) plus simple lace, where does it end?? Love Posie

Donna said...

Many a hasty decision has been made in Spotlight with crafty and the kids languishing in the car!

claudine said...

Lovely, lovely trims! Love those bright coloured twills, never seen those before! :)

li li said...

Can i touch those pretties too?? ^o^

Cathy said...

Don't you just know how to make a girl jealous. I am very very envious of your trims. I am very much a 'trim queen'. Maybe one day I will show you mine.

Jude said...

I want to play with all of those. I love the brightly coloured twill.

Jhoanna said...

Love, love! Very jealous ;-)

monica said...

I'm with you there... those are all super lovely!!

And men? what do they know?

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Look at all those great trims! I love the bright colors of the twill tape -- I haven't seen them that bright. And lucky you -- that roll is a great color!

sugarshop (Dena Berg) said...

Whew! Glad I'm not the only one who likes to pet my fabric. LOL!