Before I show you my tags, I need to quickly tell you about a giveaway. It's for my book, which has started shipping to shops! (I will have a limited number of signed copies available in my online shop soon.)
Click here to go to the C&T Stash blog to enter!
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A few days ago I was wasting valuable time doing critically important research on Pinterest and found myself making a Lovely Lavender board.
'Cause I love lavender. (Don't you just love it when people state the obvious?)
And while saving humanity with said ground-breaking research, I came across a few images that caught my eye ...
So my theme this week is decidedly non-traditional ... Lavender & Turquoise.
See? Pinterest is NOT a colossal waste of time after all ... ;)
My first tag was totally easy-peasy. Just glued on a bow & buttons.
I originally had a purple bow on this tag, but after my Pinterest exploration I switched it to turquoise. I think it looks more interesting.
Ok. This next tag nearly did me in! LOL!
I won't bore you with the gory details about all the incarnations that poor English paper-pieced, appliqued hexagon flower went through. But I'm so glad I stuck with it and I'm really happy with the final result.
Those little hexies measure 1/2" per side. So I had to widen my tag to 2 5/8" to fit the flower.
You know, I thought my hexagon flower was going to be my favorite tag. It SHOULD have been my favorite. But this little lovely has stolen my heart.
I pieced together strips of fabric, embroidered the lavender sprig and then fused on the turquoise ribbon.
I started this tag thinking the stripes would be horizontal. But after stitching the lavender, it all of a sudden wanted to go vertical and I could not change it's mind. So I said, "Ok, be who you want to be!"
Love it. :)
Click here to see another batch of to.die.for tags from Amy. Warning: The gingerbread man could give you a cavity just from looking at it ... it is sweeeeeeeet!
So ... how are your tags coming along? The 2012 Holiday Tag-a-Long Flickr Group contributions continue to come in and there's lots of inspiration over there!
(And remember to enter the giveaway for my book!)