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Love is in the Air

Amy and I had so much fun with the Holiday Tag-a-Long we did at Christmas we decided to do it again ... for Valentine's Day!

Here's the first one.

I need to thank Amy for cluing me in to the whole scalloped scissors thing.  I got mine on eBay.

And the backstitch - although not my favorite - was necessary to create the delicate scrollwork.  I also really like the red heart - it reminds me of enamel.  I like to think Faberge would be impressed. ;)

This one was fun.  I cut out a heart from freezer paper, ironed it to the fabric and just went all Colonial knotty for an hour or so with graduating shades of the same color family.

I struggled for a bit trying to come up with a good idea to finish it off and finally came up with the little bow. 

I know ... predictable.

Reminds me of a friend's new pair of shoes.

And then finally this ... 

It all started with a lovely print.

I got it from Shabby Fabrics a while ago, thinking it'd be great for fussy cutting.  

And believe it or not, this was my first time ever tea-dying something.  I usually go for whites.  But the inspiration fabric has a creamy background and my white lace was too ... white.  This lace just needed to hang out for a few minutes in a mug with a bag if Irish Breakfast tea. 

I hope you enjoy these little romance-inspired tags.

You can see Amy's over at nanaCompany.  (Love that girl!)

The tutorial & template is always available on my sidebar.  And please remember to add your tags to our Flickr Group.  We'd love to see what you come up with in the spirit of Valentine's Day.

So do you feel some tag love in the air now too?

C'mon.  You know ya do!

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Reader Comments (26)

How cute! And what a good idea! The mail lost a birthday present for a friend (btw it was a quilt!) so I need something else for her. Perhaps a little tag would be cool? Thanks, now I'm of to Amy;-) Hildy

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Excelente ideia, muito bonito e com muito bom gosto. Também fiz para dar aos meus amigos.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFelizarda Gil

You old romantic, you! :)
V xxx

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesigns

So sweet, as always. I really love your 'Knotty' Heart (say it fast and it sounds like naughty heart - which I would probably laugh with as well) and think I will make that one for my honey. I have to get out your book for the colonial knot instructions.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLee

So romantic and sweet and dreamy! Absolutely beautiful!!!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Beautiful as always!!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

I'm so glad you decided to do this...these are Beautiful...my fave is the tea dyed !! Thank you for the inspiration !!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim Leavens

Wow! These are beautiful! Your'e so talented!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Sweet! Cannot pick a favorite! But the Frenco or Colonial knots are very charming! Love those scallop scissors,have them for paper,I need to look at them! Tea dying sweet too!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

Super, super cute -- I love them all!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThimbleanna

I am just in love with the embroidered key !

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Sand

I love the knotty hearts! Wold be adorable in a shabby white frame hanging on a wall. May have to try that!

Thanks, Kristyne!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlori hunstad

These are even more beautiful than the Christmas tags! I think that Faberge would be honored. My favorite is the heart with the bow, of course!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergreg

So very pretty! I love the knotty heart.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

what a wonderful project - so beautiful x

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue

they are all so sweet but I will admit I am in love with the french know hearts. thanks for sharing.

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie P.

What lovely tags. You are so talented, I love seeing your creations.

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen O'Grady

Super cute!

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam

So pretty and I adore the stamps one!! xo Heather

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commentervintage grey

These tags are simply deelish! I'm so happy to have found your blog and I admit to oohing and drooling every single time I visit. Your choice of colours is like sherbet: all sweet and yummy. I wish I had your stash. Wait! I wish I had a thimbleful of your talent first ;)
Thanks for making me smile.

February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (mtl)

These are so pretty and romantic! (And your new book is lovely too!)
Helen x

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Philipps

I absolutely love what you did with all these tags, they are sheer genius! Especially love the knotty heart (so simple but so effective!) and the way you cut the felt stamp shapes with the scallop scissors (kicking myself why I didn't think of that) ;) I loved your christmas tags too but I found out about the tag-a-long too late to join myself, so I am really glad you are doing this again. Hopefully mine will be complete tomorrow to upload to the Flickr group :)

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSedef @ Down Grapevine Lane

Thank you both so much for the fun new ideas for the tags! Beautiful as usual! PS - here is a laugh for you - have you seen this? (ps I am in season 2 now!)


February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

I was looking for a nice bookmark tutorial and I think these would be lovely - just need to make them a little longer! Would love to see what you would do as bookmarks!!!
Love the knotted heart. And I enjoyed following since December!

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSophia1

So pretty and oh-so romantic. I love them!!

February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheri Salatin

Love that French knot heart/bow combo!

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIvory Spring

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