Friday, January 30, 2015

money saving tip....ribbon

over the holidays, I purchased or was given several items that had ribbon included in the packaging.  not the curlee ribbon but the type hair bows are made 1/2" to 1-1/2" wide.
the those ribbons! a yard ribbon now cost as much as a yard of fabric use to cost!  more in some cases.

pardon the lower case.....typing is difficult.


Dinahsoar said...

My grandma saved the paper too. She'd iron it and put it away. I did in my early years---I thought everyone did. LOL. With the advent of the dollar stores I stopped and now mostly use gift bags instead. Gram always wrote a letter in one direction on a page, then turned it 90 degrees and wrote again. Back in her day---she lived through 2 world wars and a depression---people had to 'use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without'. We've become a consumer oriented society. We'd do well to take a page out of the past.

Carol Tuttle said...

Very smart! Our grandmothers were the original recyclers!