Thursday, February 11, 2010

I love ric rac !

Of course I love Jodie's blog Ric Rac but I also love fabric ric rac .
 I collect it as if my life depends on it and I have lots !
 What was I supposed to do when my local craft store is closing down and had ric rac half price ....
As you can see I bought a little bit after I dropped the kids at school today . I wasn't expecting to stop anywhere on the way home so I didn't have much money but I foraged around the bottom of my bag and all through the car scratching up what coins I could find .
 My heart had little flutters when the owner gave me the ends of the roll 'cause it wasn't worth measuring .
This is what I bought to add to my supply I already have .
I have more than enough now , I have plenty , I don't need anymore .
I'm going back tomorrow .

54 comments:

Jodie said...

I'm with you - you can never have too much Ric Rac. Go forth and buy I say!!!

Jules said...

hehehehe......you are so funny but really not that much different to alot of other crafters..........lol Go and buy more

Jules

Christy said...

ahh, rick rack happiness! i love all the cheery colours!

Lisa said...

LOL..... Im a Ricrac fan too! Ohhhh Im jealous..just joking..good on you! Youcan could always find a use for ricrac. I use it alot.
I wish I could find a way to answer the commments left on my blog..anyway...re the framing on my blocks of the quilt Im doing.. it is interesting isnt it?? Ive never seen that used before. Honestly if it didnt have it the quilt would be boring..it is boring enough...hence why I have to embellish it.. Im in the middle of trying to quilt it and I carnt find the darning foot for my machine grrrrr!!
Now re: you... Im looking forward to seeing some of you lovely creations with that ric rac....

mandapanda said...

Oh my! Clare! how much do you HAVE! What are you going to use it for? You'll have to show me what you're using it for cause I've got heaps too and don't have anything to use it on! lol Maybe you could do up some old jam bottles and place the ric rac in it according to colour? That would look sooooo good! And a little of the colour around the top of the lid! Ooh! I'm giving myself ideas! Come enter my giveaway!

allsewnup said...

Really? Can you ever have too much ric rac? Can you :o) ??

Carolyn

Jo in TAS said...

I love both kinds of Ric-Rac too! Such a great buy at 1/2 price.

Barb said...

Funny!!! Can't help yourself, you just have to go back tomorrow!!

Robyn said...

You can't ever have 'too much' Ric Ric Clare... you need to be prepared for emergencies...right? ;)
It all looks so wonderfully 'touchable'! Enjoy :D

Joy said...

Ooooh Clare how fabulous!!! Can you see me GLOWING green with envy Lol. Love ric rac :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

sandra said...

I agree you can never, ever have too much of any craft goodies. My DH even calls it 'spare parts'.
I say go and get some more!!

nima said...

i love the colours

Liz said...

so envious. this looks wonderful. I am half tempted for a trip away. But probably nothing left after you have finished. HA!!!

Kate said...

Look how gorgeous it looks all in a bright bundle. Just gorgeous. X

Tozz said...

Oh I think its a must that you go back again tomorrow :) How wonderful for you to be able to get lots of ricrac for a good price :) hugs Vicki

Julie said...

Great photo, and yes you have to go back for more, a girl can never have enough ricrac.

Julie said...

Great photo, and yes you have to go back for more, a girl can never have enough ricrac.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Bargain....Gotta love that little bounty!
I got some braiding stuff the other day I should Do a post on that too!

Kelly said...

lucky you, i love ric rac too! even if it is just looking pretty in a basket x

Rebecca said...

You can never have to much when it comes to Ric Rac or fabric, although you may have to hide it from DH. Big Hugs Bec

Country Cottage Chic said...

You can never have too many trims - even if they outlive you which mine probably will!

Jayne

Anita said...

Aww Clare, you love ric rac like I love buttons. I certainly love ric rac as well. I love all the different colours you have. Kind regards, Anita.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

You have a lovely selection of ric rac! I too love ric rac, especially vintage. The choice of colours are what I like about it too. I like the flowery lilac and white one that I can see in your basket, pretty and unusual.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Lucky-1 said...

All that ricrac has my addictive ricrac heart a flutter.....lol

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Clare! Ooooooohh!! I have rick-rack envy!! My stocks are a little depleted at the moment - I'm out of red, green and natural ecru, my fave three colours - oh no! I love the really wide stuff. SIGH! What a shame I don't live closer to you, cos I'd be accompanying you on your return trip ... which I can TOTALLY understand you needing! :0) Have fun!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

summerfete said...

So do I!!

Clare x

suesueb said...

So funny! I love ric rac too-and support your belief that no one can have too much!! Thanks for stopping by my blog-lots of my comments have been going to my spam folder and I don't know how to stop them. Congrats on your button bookmark publication too!

Allie said...

I'm sorry that the store is closing but OH MY GOLLY look at that wonderful stash!!!!! I'd go back too!

Cardygirl said...

I can't resist ricrac either!

Jodie said...

Oh thats a crazy wonderful ric-rac stash !

Jeanette said...

Hey Clare, i'd be out buying ric rac to if i found a sale. Lovely colours in your basket. Thanks for dropping by & leaving comments. Hugs, Jeanette

Linda said...

oh yes ric rac is to die for isn't it something so gorgeous about it, but I don't have anywhere near the amount you have in your enviable stash there, lovely!!

jindiscottage said...

Score! Shame the local shop is closing but good on you for supporting her in her hour of need and helping with tidying up for final stocktake - it's community service don't you know, he he he. There are some things you can Never Have Too Much Of and Ric Rac (both kinds) definitely qualifies.
Thanks for visiting recently and leaving a comment :)

Jilly said...

Hi Clare, I love ric rac! I brought some the other day pink and blue it's going on my quilt!
Jilly
{hugs}

michal said...

What a nice bundle... I would buy too... as much as possible :-)

Natasha Burns said...

LOL so did you go back the next day?

Lois said...

Clare....you make me laugh.
I wondering the same as Natasha...did you go back for more?
Have a great weekend.
Lois

Annie said...

What a gorgeous photo, so colourful. I love any sewing accessory.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love ric rac too...still can't decide if I love the extra wide or the tiny size...I guess they're all my favorites. Love your collection!
Take care,
~Karen~

Nikki Cardigan said...

I would have been rude to NOT go to the local craft store's closing sale and it would have been even ruder to have not bought half price ric rac!!

Debs said...

Wow you are very lucky to get all that ric rac. I love ric rac too and there is so much you can do with it . The sky is the limit. Have fun playing with it all.

ittybittyandpretty said...

hello my sweet...i had to jump to comment form cause you had so many ric a rac loving peeps waiting to talk to you.
i havent much ric a rac yet....but i am sure i will one day.
smooches for a happy valentines day
xxrosey

Theresa said...

Lucky chook! I'd go back too! Happy bargains! T.

Klarafina said...

I also love ric rac but I don´t have nearly as much as you! Lucky you!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

you can never have enough supplies on hand...cause when creativity strikes..an artist needs to be prepared for anything! right!

looks like a lovely blog here..i'll poke around more, but I'm certain to follow you!

i also invite you on over to my blog sometime too...you just might like what I do there?!
ciao bella

beedeebabee♥ said...

I love ric rac too! What a great stash!!! Happy Valentine's
Day, Sweetie! xoxo ;)

Polka Dot Daze said...

Ha ha - isn't it funny how it feels so good to stock up on yummy sewing supplies.
Now did I ever thank you again for the lovely pattern? I am sorry, I really do sux sometimes. It's stunning, and I promise to make you one and do you proud :)

Natalie Ross said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh Clare, a girl after my own heart. I have done an assesment of your situation and I have concluded that you have too much and could not possibly manage with all that ric rac....so....I am going to help you out and take some off your hands for you! LOL

Aren't I a good helper. LOL!

Barry's on his way to collect.

Enjoy!! :-)

Natalie x

Danielle said...

I'd go back too!!

Sarah said...

ohhhhh I like that look of that basket!!!!!!

Ummm BIG RED one I like...

I found some really tiny tinny ric rac - so sweet and special.

Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

This is so great - one of my best friends is addicted to ric rac! It looks so pretty all together like that!

Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

This is so great - one of my best friends is addicted to ric rac! It looks so pretty all together like that!

The Princess & The Pea said...

I heart ric rac too! Nicolex

Stacey said...

Love Love Love all that Ric Rac!!! Glad you bought so much. What a neat find. Looking forward to see what you will make with it.

Stacey
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