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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tag Tuesday - Hearts

I love hearts as any regular readers of my blog will know and with the month in mind, my theme this week is romantic.  I made my tag in the shape of a heart, backed with card for strength and with a patchwork paper background.  Onto this I added scraps of trim and a lovely vintage glass button.  I cut out a scrapbook paper flower which appealed to me and added some scrap lace and fabric "streamers" to the side of the tag.  It is finished with a velvet and lace ribbon.

Close up of lower part of the tag.

The tag without any background "noise".

Pop over to the Tag Tuesday blog to see other gorgeous heart tags.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A New Project ........

Gathering ...........  Interesting pieces of white fabric, preferably with cutwork or other pretty or distinctive features.

Pieced ..........   My selected pieces pinned together to form one cloth.

Tacked ........ Next step is embellishing the seams and embroidering prior to damp stretching - not done this before so have to take care to do it properly. 

I have signed up for the online class run by the very talented Karen Ruane.  I have only just found out about it through a link from another blog so I am a month behind but it doesn't matter as there is no time limit on the class or the blog resources.  There are lots of great videos to show each step of the course, which you can keep going back to as many times as you like.  Karen works mainly white on white and although it's not a requirement of the class, she does encourage students to give it a try as it's not as scary as it seems.  I will let you know whether this is true!  I have never worked white on white before and am a little trepidatious to say the least!

I will post more as I progress.