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2013 holiday tag-a-long: week 3

This week my tags were inspired by dreams of world travel.

It all started with the camera.  To be honest, that pattern was the main reason I bought this book - which ended up inspiring ALL my tags this season. 

I.love.this.camera.  Love it.  It's just so gosh darned little and cute!  Plus, as a blogger I use my camera a LOT so there's a sentimental connection too.

When I was flipping through the book looking for a few other designs to go with the camera, the Eiffel Tower grabbed my attention right away.  I like how the lacy ironwork texture is created with one strand of dark gray floss and one strand of light.  And those knots?  Whee!  Sooo so very simple and yet crazy effective. 

Sigh.  I've never been to Paris but it's definitely on my bucket list.  The super sweet ticking stripe is a new addition to my stash from here.

And then this clever little globe ... I simply couldn't not make it. 

In case you can't quite make it out, it's a view of the earth looking at Europe and Africa.  This blue floral - and the green plaid with the camera - are from the Pam Kitty Picnic collection.

Together I thought these tags would make the perfect present toppings for someone going on a trip - especially if they don't know it yet.  Imagine putting the Eiffel Tower tag on a pair of surprise tickets to Paris ... (sweet darling husband, are you reading this?  Hint hint!), the globe on a piece of luggage and the camera on a ... uh ... I think you get the "picture" ... hardee-har-har.

Now all that's left of this year's Tag-a-Long is to see dear Amy's last set, and then that's it!  I don't know about you but I think it went by too fast.  It's been nothing short of delightful getting in touch with my cross stitching roots these past few weeks. 

As I look at my collection of tags here, it's easy to pick a favourite.  I won't say which one it is but I will say that I've already gifted it to a very sweet friend.  So now I get to make another one for myself. :)

Thanks Amy, this was fun!  (How many sleeps until the next Tag-a-Long?)

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Reader Comments (12)

Amazing tags! They are fabulous!!!
Merry christmas!
December 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEsther F.
HELLO, these are all just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
December 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
I don't know what else to say except these little tags make my heart sing! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie D
Your tags are so delightful! The pink tree is my fav...so stinkin' cute. I can't wait to see what you have for next year! Have a very Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen O'Grady
So cute! I really don't know how you could pick a favorite! LOVING the green and blue Pam Kitty fabrics, too! :)
December 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly
Such fun tags. I live din Paris many years ago and still feel nostalgic hen I see the Eiffel Tower. I really like the Christmas tree done in soft pink colours. Happy Christmas to you and your family.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKay
Kristyne these tags are all just adorable. I love all of them, your fabric selections are perfect for each one. I think you have tempted me to purchase the book. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLana
Your tags are so pretty!!!
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenni
Hello Lovely!! Stopping in to "peek" from the LOVELY Amy @ Nana Company. LOVE your "Traveler's" set this go round! Absolutely ADORBS!! I do love the trees but my faves are the first set!! Merry Christmas to you & yours! Have a WONDER-Filled HOLY-Day Celebration!!
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChelle Chapman
Can you tell me what you cross-stitched onto? It looks like cross-stitching fabric, but the only kind I can find has holes, and I don't like it!
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCassandra
Complete perfection! Happy New Year xoxo
December 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpam
I bought the book! These little tags inspired me in a huge way! Can't wait to stitch up these minis for gift enclosures, tags, and "just because" gifts. Chuckling to myself now that I have the book because of course the directions are not in English! But x stitch patterns are universal so I am not worried about figuring them out. Wondering what count fabric you used. I like some of the evenweaves instead of traditional x stitch fabric. Thanks for this inspiration and all the other beautiful creations on your blog.
January 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda W.

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