Monday, March 12, 2012

Vintage Sewing Tags


 Well, spring is in the air and I am back after a long respite from my blog...I made these sewing tags for a birthday gift for my friend who made the lovely Christmas pillows...I loved making them and for some reason I am drawn to the vintage sewing look, even though I can't sew a stitch..

I used lots of lovely papers, vintage photos,  vintage and new buttons, lace, twine, a paper doily and ribbon...The sewing pieces are made of chipboard and I painted each one with acrylic paint in a cream color with a tiny rose pattern...I distressed the edges with sepia paint for a vintage look and sealed them with a matte finish...

The tags can be displayed individually or in a banner fashion with the pink ribbon...My friend is going to hang them individually in her sewing room..I just so enjoyed this project...I did have one disaster, however..Half way through I knocked over a bottle of gold paint and ruined two of the tags and some of the chipboard pieces..I had to start all over again and it sure took me awhile to get back in the mood...Ugh!!

Well, I would love to know what you think of my latest project...I've missed you all and have neglected my blog for a bit, but I'm back again and working on a card with watercolors this time..I will have it done soon and hope not to knock anything over on it...LOL   Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I so appreciate your comments.......Kathy





7 comments:

Alicia said...

Gorgeous Tags! I know your friend will love them and enjoy seeing them in her room! *Hugs*

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOW!!!! These are AWESOME!!! I bet your friend flips over them!!!!

Vic said...

Fabulous!

Diann said...

Oh wow...I can't sew a lick either but these are fabulous sewing tags for your friend...she will love them - I sure do - enough that I wish they were mine! You go girl!
Diann

Tammy D said...

Very pretty!

Rita said...

Wow...Kathy...these are amazing....you really went all out on these...your friend will love them.

Elaine Akers said...

Love your sewing themed tags. Pretty!