Monday, December 31, 2012

Sewing Mends The Soul.


With the end of the Holidays approaching quickly I was fresh out of ideas since all I was doing was making Holiday projects.  I really wanted to do something that was out of my comfort zone pertaining to designs.  So I went on an excavation (that is what my craft room is like to me) to see what I have that I never used.  And what I have that I love using.  So I came up with a TAG.  Now what theme do I use?  So I excavated more and found tucked in a drawer a die and a stamp that I hadn’t used since I purchased it last year some time.  And what started out as a plain manila tag turned into a antique style sewing theme tag.  The photo tells it all.  And below the photo will be all the items I used to make it.  Once I got started it came together pretty quickly and I am liking it more and more every time I look at it.  I hope you like it too.  And got some inspiration to pull out all those new items you got for Christmas and favorite items and make something out of your comfort zone.


(click on photo for a larger view)


Recipe:       Tim Holtz Alterations (Movers & Shapers) Magnetic Die Dress Form & Spool

                  Tim Holtz Alterations  Paper Rosette Die

                 Tim Holtz Distress Stains:  (Purchased through Cutters Creek Club:      (Tarnished Brass, Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries, & Brushed Pewter)

Tim Holts Distress Ink Pad – Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz Stamp Collection – Sewing Machine Linen Thread Spool

American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Enchanted – Mixtape (ON SALE 30% OFF)

KaiserCraft Wood Flourishes – Scissors

KaiserCraft – Pearls (self adhesive, Blush)

NOTE:  If you see items listed in the Recipe that are not linked to the Cutters Creek Store please contact Kim Bush of Cutters Creek and she may be able to purchase those items for you.  All other elements are from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by and hope the New Year brings you Health, Peace, & Prosperity,



  1. Fran....what a beautiful tag! A lot of work, and it turned out awesome!

  2. goodness! That is gorgeous!

  3. Fran, GREAT tag. I love the idea you went looking for things you haven't used. Neat idea.

  4. Wonderful tag. Have a great new year!


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