Thursday 23 December 2010

tagging along in the Play Date Cafe

This fabric tag came about because I knew I had a piece of wool felt in the exact beige I needed for this week's challenge and I'm still loving making tags :)

I'm afraid I don't know where I found this wonderful vintage Christmas image, but I just LoVe it!  I'm not sure, but I'm assuming it's from a Christmas card from the fifties, a time in design I just adore.

I was intrigued by the use of the bright blue.  The bit of something that was hanging around my craft room in this particular shade of blue was a piece of sequin waste.  I wasn't sure my sewing machine would like it but it was fine, and it's certainly something I'd never normally have thought to include.  That's what I love about this colour challenge, it makes me put colours and materials together that I wouldn't use normally.

With my tag display in mind, I went for a buttons theme, cos I just LoVe buttons :)  

I free machined the word button repeatedly along one of the long edges on my tag, felted and sewed scraps of fabric to it and added the buttons last - and very relaxing it was too, just what I needed!

I'm afraid I didn't make it round you all with comments this week, really sorry!  I'd like to wish all of our play date cafe visitors a wonderful Christmas. If you haven't made it over to the cafe, there's a treat in store as Julie introduced our new design team members each day this week.  Whilst you're there, check out our design team's projects with this week's colours, there are some great ideas!  


  1. WOW! This tag is cute as a button! LOVE how your wine color turned out--mine looks more red. EH! LOVE your artsy take on our challenges:) YOU ARE CLEVER and TALENTED!! Miss you! Great job:) Merry Christmas!! Happy birthday, JESUS!

  2. I knew you would do another tag and this one is AmAzInG!! I absolutely love this one...I mean, I covet this one!!! ; )
    Sure do you love you, my friend! So glad you are a part of my team but most of all, my life xx

  3. Love it! - Shabby chic tag perfection :)

  4. Gosh, you mean as a busy mum, 2 days before Christmas, you've had things to do that don't involve blogging??? I love this fabric tag, it's gorgeous.
    Have a fabulous Christmas and happy crafty creative new year!

  5. A lovely fabric tag Sarah, love all the layers and the stitching of button along one side is fabulous. Great piece. Have a fabulous Christmas, Tracy x x

  6. Wow Sarah, this is just incredible and soooo creative - I love everything about it.
    I am having spam problems too - pain isn't it?
    I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas weekend and get lots of lovely pressies.
    Take care and have fun. Luv {brenda} xoxox

  7. LOVIN' all those buttons, girl! Did your really machine stitch that word "button"?!!! Gosh, I need a new machine ;)! Simply beautiful!

  8. Cor this one's fancy, and absolutely beautiful, i have all the gear but am still afraid to attempt any fabric work! well for now anyway!

  9. Loving your tags :-)
    Have a very happy Christmas and a wonderful, artful 2011! x

  10. It is lovely..all that clever stitching and I LOVE BUTTONS TOO!

    Difficult colours, though, but you have triumphed!!
    The 50s, now that is an interesting era. My mum was so stylish and her wardrobe from the late fifties is the style I best remember her for...I am with you on the 50s.
    Sue xxxx

  11. Wow Sarah I love this tag, much more touchy feely interesting than plain old luggage tags lol!

    Love that photo too of the little Bambi! So cute x

    Sarah x

  12. Wonderfully cute tag Sarah! Chock full of textures, patterns and yummy goodness! Love those buttons too! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration this year and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  13. This. Tag. Rocks! I LOVE it! Awesome use of color, textures and I just can't get enough of buttons right now!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  14. Love that vintage image, very nostalgic, and your tag is beautiful.
    Merry Christmas X

  15. Sarah, you know how much I love your work :0) so I thought it would be nice to leave a surprise for you on my blog ;) Happy New Year!

  16. You're SO clever, I can only just about stitch a wonky line with my sewing machine, never mind a word! Love your tag!! xx


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