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?)