The Ribbon Jar

Drawn_jarSo today was Bj’s last day at I Remember When. I am so proud of him for all of the great work that he has done there. I know we will miss all of the consultants that we loved so much (I left IRW in mid-December). It’s weird to be in this place in your life where things are always changing and friends are all doing different things (from hiking volcanoes to studying in Italy to starting their careers). I don’t think there is any right path or anything like that, but I know looking for a "grown up job" with benefits and everything seems like the right thing for Bj to do and I really support him in that. For me the right thing to do now is start my own company. I watched my dad work crazy hours and saw all the cool rewards to doing that (great employees and awesome projects). I had my mom always helping me to be as creative as possible, and for that I am truly thankful.

I think I have found the perfect combination of those two things in starting my company, The Ribbon Jar. I am going to be selling very pretty ribbon and trim. I couldn’t find this stuff anywhere when I wanted it so I decided that the world needs a Ribbon Jar. The ribbon is fun, funky, colorful, and exquisite, nothing you’d find on any normal store shelf. I also have really cool fabric strips from vintage to silk, and trims. I hope everyone is as excited as I am. And for all of my friends who are getting married I am offering a custom ribbon matching program so that people who like things just so like me can get everything to coordinate on their special day.

Right now the site just says coming soon, but it will be up in a few weeks or so. That jar on the left is my logo, I drew it so tell me what you think, actually tell me what you think of the whole idea, you know I love comments!

8 Replies to “The Ribbon Jar”

  1. The drawing reminds me of Quentin Blake, I love pictures where the colour doesn’t reach the black outlines. I like the candy cane coloured ribbon – hey, maybe you could make flavoured ribbon! You could be the Willy Wonka of the ribbon world – Amber Wonka, tee hee
    Best of luck with your business adventure, x

  2. Very fun. I can’t wait.

  3. Candy flavored ribbon… That is a great idea, knowing how much you like both.
    I can’t wait to see the ribbon when it comes.
    We had so much fun picking it out! Love Mom

  4. Amber, I love the Ribbon Jar Logo, you are vary talented and creative.Im proud of you for taking the risk to start your own company.With some hard work and perseverance I know you will succeed.Love Dad

  5. Marianne Chapman says: Reply

    Hi Amber,
    I love the idea! I have a lot of ribbons and love them. I use them for lots of different things from daycare, scrapping, to home decorating. I know what you mean about it being hard to find really nice ribbon. I think it will work out great for you. You are really talented. Maybe you can sell to IRW!
    Love,
    Marianne

  6. Good Luck on your new adventure!!
    I love your logo.

  7. I find your ribbon to be delicious just from the sketch. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    Starting a new business is SO fun… I wish you the best of luck.

  8. Wow, I love it! Love the illustration, love the idea! I can’t wait to see where this goes…

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