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2012 Holiday Tag-a-Long Week 2

I gotta start by saying thank you to everyone who has joined Amy's and my little Flickr Group and added your photos ... please keep them coming!

This week my theme of red, white & linen was inspired by a recent trip to Ikea.

Now, I don't normally do Scandinavian with my decor.  But ... I dunno ... maybe I'm maturing or broadening my horizons or something.  A little.  'Cause when I walked through the Christmas section at Ikea - you know, the impulse shopping trap they set up just before the cashiers - I must have been in some kinda mood because there was something so very appealing about the clean, understated simplicity of it all.

So.  I came home and went straight to work.

It was surprisingly easy to find the fabrics I needed.

Don't think you can get any simpler than a little stick person feathered tree in a mist of snowflake knots.

Then I found this pretty linen with large white dots.  And I still had some sequins lying around from making these.

I filled in the spaces between the dots with red stars - double cross-stitches. 

Then added sequins & beads to each dot. 

And then kept adding more sequins to the remaining empty spaces. 

And then finished it all off with a running stitch around the edge.

And then added a little lace tab. 

(Too much?)

Last but not least, my favorite of the bunch.  I'm calling it my haberdashery tag.

I have a few old keys that were left in our house by the former owner, threw in some lace, a few buttons, a red bow and a few pieces of fussy cut fabric.


I stitched the lace and fussy cut pieces to the tag first before I assembled the tag, and then just glued on the buttons, bow and key after I turned the tag right side out and stitched the side closed.

Thanks Ikea!

You never disappoint. :)

Remember, you can get a free downloadable PDF for the tag templates here and find a tutorial on how to make a basic tag here.  And check out Amy's tags here!

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Reader Comments (14)

Yours are supercute! I'm still working on my first one:-( But hope to get a few done before xmas;-) Hildy

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

I really like your take on the tags. I especially like your "haberdashery" tag. Oh, and congrats on starting work on your new house. Very exciting!

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy


December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

ps - love the red - looks like you are coming over to the dark side! ;oD

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

LOVE!!!!!!!! :)

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

super cute! By the way, isn't your book coming out soon????

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Really lovely !

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonia Petitpoint

Just posted my first 2 tags on Flickr group. They were fun to make. More coming up! (Keri on the Porch) Thx Krystine!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeri in CA

Last one is my favorite too!! I need to hit the scrap booking section to buy some keys! ;p

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterina

simple adorable!!! lovely, lovely!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertasha

Love your foray into red & white / Scandinavian / Ikea territory!!

December 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie R.

Your tags are adorable - IKEA is such a great place for inspiration! I just got caught up with your blog entries and read about your house and Yul - too funny and just what I needed at the moment! Good luck with that project!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzK

These are lovely. I especially like the one covered in sequins.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Dear Kristyne, can I have a question? I try to add some photos to your group on Flick, but - I make the selection of my two photos and click on "add to group", but the result is zero :-( Could you help me? :-) Thank you, Jolana

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJolana

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