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2012 Holiday Tag-a-Long Week 3

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 ...


(Click on the photos to link to the sources.)

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!)

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Reader Comments (21)

Big swoony sigh.... so pretty... I do love purple... and that pop of blue - so sweet.... very Pinteresting! Thanks for sharing your board, too!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Love the hexi flower , but I agree with you the stripped one is just darling!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMingy

Kristyne - they are amazing ... anything you do is amazing and I shouldn't be surprised - because YOU are amazing!
I did see your crazy-about-lavender pinterest-marathon the other day and smiled :)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama Mote

Wow....just....WOW! Those are so gorgeous! I LOVE your color combos!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDana

amazing,just beautiful!!!! You continue to find things more lovely than the last! I love that pop of aqua and I have such as oft spot for hexies!! I also love buttons,so I loved that also!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

OH.WOW. I had no idea how much I loved lavender and turquoise! These are really, really beautiful, K! And you are SO right...Pinterest is NEVER a waste of time! ;)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

Oh my, how so very awesomely beautiful....I love hexies, and purple, and buttons and bows and turquoise is my new fav...I wish for just one tenth of your talent !!!! Thanks for sharing,,,and pinterest is my sanity !

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Leavens

These tags are so beautiful!!!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrisch

Ohhhh this is to cute , love love your hexies tag and the stripes tag is gorgeus too !!
Hugs, Ellen

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Prinsen

So obviously you can do sweet/gorgeous in other colors than pink. These are, once again, tiny little works of art. Rock on...

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee

All I can say is ...wow! I love these.

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

They're beautiful!!! I love them all. ;p

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterina

Cute, cuter, you! Love your lavender tags.
Bout your book. Thanks for the link but I wanna have a really copy and as german girl I would just get an ebook. So I have to wait, sign.
BTW I'm just watching Lord of the Ring ... thought your inner-nerd would appreciate;-)

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Those are adorable.The hexie one caught my eye!

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrosa

oh how I love those tags, work of art they are..I love the red and white buttttt I really like those purple,they stoled my heart.the only thing wrong with them,,,, I couldn't give them away ,I would want to keep each one and look at them each day.
your book,cant wait,now if I can learn to stitch like you I will be so happy....
I know those stitches will rub off on me and I will get as good as you.....Hope I win kathy

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkathy o

Your tags are sweet and would make a great addition to any gift. My only question is how do you use them? I don't see where you can write on them. Do you use them as a package trim?

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

What an unexpected color surprise! Once again, you inspire and delight me with your creativity, Kristyne!

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlori hunstad

I do like lavender but I love turquoise! These are all great and that hexagon one is oh so cute.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDolores

I love ALL of your lavender tags. Each and everyone is a darling. I may not even want to give :)

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRia Montefalcon

I love lavender, and i LoVe your beautiful tags...they are so very pretty!
Helen x

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Philipps

love your tags. esp i like the one with the lavendar. did you make up that pattern? hexy one is cute. love them all. linda gerig

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlinda geri

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