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Great new sponsor……and another GIVEAWAY!!

!!!!!!!!!!GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!
I have the sweetest little treasure to show you today.
Especially for you ribbon and fabric lovers.
Have you heard of the Ribbon Retreat +Fabric?  No?  Oooh, get ready for a treasure trove of great stuff.  Not only are they a site full of every piece of ribbon you could ever think of and/or need…….they have recently added to their stash, and carry beautiful designer fabrics.  …And are adding more all of the time.
First, let me just give you a peek into their ribbon, etc. section found here.  I could never show it all to you……but here is just a sampling.  You will never need to go anywhere else for ribbon.  Ever.
They have gobs and gobs of grosgrain
And polka dots, prints, and stripes………
And also moonstitch, double ruffle, and ric-rac.  Adorable!

They even have M2MG Ribbon mixes found here.  M2MG means Made 2 Match Gymboree… know, the little kid clothing store.  That store has so many clothing themes with specific colors, and The Ribbon Retreat has pre-determined ribbon groups to match the clothing lines in their store.  If you want to make your own mix, they have an M2MG Color Guide found here.

See?  You’ll never need another location for your ribbon.
But they also have barrette’s, tulle, lace, headbands, and a variety of other tools and supplies……all found here.

Now, onto the fabric.  Just look at some of their beautiful fabric collections found here.  I love that they’ve added fabric…..a person can never have too much of this stuff.  Ha!

And don’t worry, there is even a nice collection of sewing tools and notions 
……all found here.  
A true one-stop place.  I love that.

 That’s not all.  
Be sure to check in with The Ribbon Retreat +Fabric often, as they are always hosting sales and specials.  And they have weekly facebook giveaways… join in on the fun.  And another great way to be notified of specials and such, is to create an account and add yourself to their mailing list.
You don’t want to miss out.
The Ribbon Retreat +Fabric also has a great blog here, where they feature some great projects, using the products from their site.  A great place to gather new ideas.
And yes, The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric is offering a special giveaway right here on Make It and Love It.  
One of you will receive a Tricks of the Trade (TOTT) Hair Bow instructions found here, that includes the hair bow maker, a CD with instructions, headbands, barrettes, and more.  Plus, the winner will also receive a $25 gift certificate to the Ribbon Retreat.  A nice way to grab some supplies to use with the TOTT bow maker.

 How’s that for a fun giveaway…  
And perfect for those trying to learn to make bows, or to even to gift to someone else who would love to learn.  Love that.

And during the giveaway time, all Make It and Love It readers are offered a 10% discount on all orders.  Just enter MAKEIT10 at checkout.  Fabulous.

!!!!!!!!!!GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s how to enter to win:
  • Visit the Ribbon Retreat +Fabric site here and browse around for a bit.
  • Then come back here and let me know what you like, in one comment.  Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you’ve won.
 **Not sure how to leave a comment? 
Make sure you are at the Make It and Love It site (not reading from an email or google reader) and scroll down to the bottom of this post.  You will see in smaller print, “Posted By Ashley”, then a time, and then the word “Comments” with a number by it.  That number signifies how many people have left comments.  Click on the word “Comments” and a new screen will pop up.  On the right side, there is an empty white box where you can leave a comment, enter your info below it, and then publish your comment.  Your comment will appear at the bottom of the list of comments.  That’s it.
Any questions? Email me at

So……visit the site, comment back on this post with your email address, and you’re done.
Only one comment per person.  
This giveaway ends Tuesday, July 27th, at 12 midnight (EST)
Good luck!

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  1. Alex says:

    I love all of the ribbons especially the striped ribbon! I also love that they have fabric! I love the Poppy by Laura Gunn Fabric as well as the Dino Dudes! Hope I win!

  2. Jill says:

    There so much I'd want for scrapbooking! I love the brocade ribbon though! Kinda wish it came in black & white.

  3. wileyfamilyof5 says:

    I love this site. I would love to win.

  4. Cecily says:

    I would want the Frolic by Sandy Gervais. I love that whole fabric line. I'd probably get them all!

  5. Lindsey says:

    I found two fabric lines I love–"Eclipse" and "Dino Dudes." So dang cute!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. just me says:

    that double ruffle ribbon is absolutely FABULOUS!! so so cute!

  7. Kami Gimenez says:

    Oh Wow! Where do I begin? I love the fabric headbands. My new little girlie is 2 months old and I love all of the big bows and flowers for babies. The headbands look perfect to do different bows or flowers and just change them out! So cute!

  8. jaimee says:

    I love the Henry Glass "Sanibel" fabric. So pretty. And their selection of ribbon is great.

  9. Steph @HCC says:

    I love the Convenience Packs – I can never decide what to get to stock up for when I might need something. how nice they help you get alittle stash going!

  10. RenaeF says:

    I think I would get some fabric. Probably the Daisy Chain line.

  11. Joshua and Rachel says:

    I love all the different ribbons! You can never have too many ribbons.

  12. Barbie says:

    The moonstitch ribbon is too cute! Will make super cute bows for my nieces!

  13. Taylor says:

    All I can say is how adorable!?

  14. Mommy Mae the Ring Master says:

    Oh wow, where to start? I love it all! These site has it all, and then some. I make a lot of pillow case dresses, which can use all kinds of ribbons, and I love to make matching hair clips and bows to match for my daughter. I love the selection of ribbons and accessories they have. And the fabric is oh so very cute! I could totally make some cute things for my kids!

  15. Shannon says:

    I love the Michael Miller fabric selection, especially the "Kids and fun" line. Very cute!
    mom2tictacs at gmail dot com

  16. kristen says:

    I would stock up on ribbon. I like to make and sell bows so this would help ouot a lot!!

  17. Jill says:

    That double ruffle ribbon is so cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. L3 says:

    I HAVE to make the Costume Club panel as a Halloween wall hanging. As a Grandma who *loves* Gymboree for grandkids clothing, I couldn't be more excited to find this site.

  19. Kameron Morrow says:

    I love love LOVE the fabric in the Eclipse collection. ESPECIALLY the Grey Daisies pattern.

  20. Zach and Shawn says:

    I love the double ruffle headband ribbon its so much fun! What a great site I love all the fun colors and designs they have!

  21. Rebecca says:

    I think the "M2MG Ribbon" is brilliant!

  22. Candee says:

    I want to make my little boy a quilt with the Dino Dudes fabric, it's so hard to find cute fabric for boys!

  23. Megan says:

    I'm a BIG fan of the Free Spirit line of fabrics. They have a great selection considering they just added fabric!

  24. Jacob And Angie Ward says:

    I love the moon stitch ribbon and the polka dot ribbon! Their free tutorials look great! I am going to have to try to make some of butterfly and dragonfly bows. So cute!

  25. amandabarham2 says:

    i love the moonstitch ribbon…so cute

  26. Jona says:

    I love that I can just browse day after day and still discover ribbons that I obviously haven't seen (or well, maybe I overlooked them) before.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I am always doing projects with Ribbon and can never seem to find the right ribbon i am looking for this place has it all. Love it.

  28. Amanda says:

    I love all the saddle stitch ribbons, the Just Dreamy and Ivy Trellis fabrics.

  29. Jan says:

    I already know about The Ribbon Retreat. I purchase my ribbons, especially the double ruffle from them. The orders are always correct and are delivered very quickly. I love them!

  30. Courtney says:

    I'm such a sucker for ribbon! I particularly love the double ruffle! Such a cute way to add "pizzaz" to the common bow!

  31. The Bills Clan says:

    I love the idea that they have everything together, so I can finally make cute bows for my little girl!

  32. Holly @ Domestic Dork says:

    I like the set of bumblebee ribbon! I'm doing a bee-themed swap soon and it would be perfect!

    Ooops, I'll include my e-mail this time. Sorry!

    hollynoelle at domesticdork dot com

  33. summerbummer says:

    oh… well I'd choose the ribbon connivence pack. Buy in bulk baby! Cute cute ribbons and fabrics!

  34. WannaBcrafty says:

    Oh man I could get myself into alot of trouble in that store. I love the Costume Club fabric and the double ruffle ribbon. It all looks amazing. I am already thinking what I could make with it all :)

  35. Jenni says:

    lovve the double ruffles! so many pretty colors to choose from!!!

  36. JW says:

    I liked the Acorn fabric- super cute! Would love to win the giveaway!

  37. Autumn Goodwin says:

    Moonstitch ribbon! Too cute!

  38. katie says:

    making bows is a new-found love for me. i love the polka dotted ribbon!

  39. Sara Newton says:

    I love the dino dudes fabric! It's so adorable! And I love the polka dots ribbon. My little girl would love a ribbon!

  40. Nancy says:

    I love the moonstitch ribbon and all the polka dots!

  41. BeachCoveJewelry says:

    Omg gosh, I like that I think you may have found me a new favorite store! I didn't even know they existed! I love all the stuff, such adorable ribbons, especially to use on my packaging of my earrings!

    beachcovejewelry @ gmail dot com

  42. Jill says:

    Wow! What a great site!!! Too many choices, but for now I would get Moda's Twelve Days of Christmas fabric so I could get started on Christmas presents!

  43. barneyn says:

    what a great giveaway!!! i adore the dino dudes fabric! my son would love it! the poka dot ribbon is adorable! there is so much, i cant believe! beautiful colors! just as you said one stop shop! they have so much!

  44. Mama Bear says:

    This site is great! I didn't even know that there were so many kinds of ribbon. I love that they have a little of everything else too! Thanks for sharing. Email is

  45. Kristen says:

    I have ordered multiple times from Ribbon Retreat and have a running "list" in my mind of all the things I want to order! ;)

    I love their 3/8" ribbon – makes adorable korker bows, I love their white snap barrettes, their crochet headbands.

    Honestly, I haven't had anything that I've ordered from Ribbon Retreat be a disappointment. I love everything I've ordered.

  46. Erin says:

    I love it all! But, I really love that dino dudes fabric!

  47. Ashley Wood says:

    I love the Dino Dudes fabric!! I love following your site, so many fun things to make!

  48. Ashley says:

    I LOVE that they match gymboree! So many fun outfits to match!

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