Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Tag, You're It

I'm starting my Craft Month by introducing you to Tool Tuesday. (Each day will have a theme, some alliterative.) On Tuesdays I'll be finishing stitching into a tool that can be used for needlework. My first project is floss ring tag.

I have no idea where this whale came from. It was presented to me as my work when my mother was cleaning out her house. I have no recollection of stitching all the tiny pieces she foist upon me, but I will have to take her word for it. I used the wave fabric for the backing. I'm quite pleased with myself.

My first thought of this finishing technique came during my search for last year's March crafts--finishing techniques for needlework. I found this link on Pinterest. {Goes to the actual project, not Pinterest.} In searching for some directions, I found Staci's at Snippets and Stash and Vonna's at Twisted Stitcher's tutorial blog. Vonna tells you how she made the tag shape. I used a tag punch. (I traced it; I couldn't have punched mat board with that!)

And, as I promised yesterday, the progress I made on Tis the Season in February (Blackbird, called for materials, from the book Joyeux Noel). This is how it looked last time.

What are you doing to #cre8time this month?

11 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cute tag. It seems to have been raining whales in Norfolk, they keep washing up on the beach.

Does the hashtag mean how will I create time? I was thinking of a standard Tardis-like machine zipping backwards and forward across the time zones.
Or I might just ignore the housework and create crafting time that way as per usual!

Robin in Virginia said...

I like your whale tag and I think the wave fabric is fantastic. Could you provide more info on the wave fabric? I will be creating many little x's (or should that be xs) during the month of March.

Linda said...

Your tag looks great Nikki. Nice progress on Tis the Season.

Linda

Cole said...

Looks great! I've done a couple of floss tags before, they're fun accessories.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

LOL - Tool Tuesday! I thought of a name or two I was going to nominate!
Love your whale, floss tag tool!

Bea said...

Cute floss ring tag. Good progress on Tis the Season.

KimM said...

Love the new age idea. I made a bunch of those a few years ago....may have to make more.
xxx

doris said...

Great tag! I think I have to go get one of those tools.

Love the cardinal.

Brigitte said...

This cardinal is taking shape. A beautiful design.
I love your little whale tag. I think this will be a very interesting month here :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love floss tags...though I'm not exactly sure why :)
And that BBD...fabulous...another project that I have kitted....

Angela said...

Cute finish :)