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.
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.
You never disappoint. :)