Back in March, when my whole family was sick with every ailment under the sun, I got the bright idea to iron all my saved/hoarded ribbon. I save ribbon from everything. Gift bags, hang tags, other gifts, you name it. I used to just throw it in a big basket and then it kind of started creeping out, like slime oozing out of a crack.
Anyway, after nights of taking care of everyone I was pretty tired, so I thought of a way to keep from sleeping standing up so I thought, "hmm, do something you have always wanted to do but never do it." Since trying out for 'So You Think You Can Dance' was out of the question, I think I am past my prime for that one, ironing my ribbon stash seemed like the next best thing.
I remember hearing my idol Martha say she always irons her ribbons before using them on gifts and crafts and I thought, "there she goes again, being all Martha-y." I have found myself ironing that little ribbon scrap before adhering it to a card or tying a tag on a gift bottle of wine. It is kind of annoying when you are trying to just get the craft done and there you go having to drag the iron out.. It does look so much better! No wrinkles and creases. Just pretty.
It took a loooooooong time. And not because I just felt like it since I had a house full of sickies, it took for-ev-er. I would work for about 15 minutes at a time. I didn't count the hours but it was a while. I have a crap-load of ribbon. Let's just say, I don't need to buy any for a decade at least. Don't call 'Hoarders' on me, I promise I am going to quit.