Monday, August 24, 2009

Halloween tag & birthday card

Last year's JCS Halloween issue had two cute pumpkin designs, each about the same size and using similar colors. Seemed perfect for a two-sided tag/fob. I used Monaco fabric and sewed up the two sides with no padding or interfacing. That fabric had plenty of body without anything extra. And the crop-a-dile worked great for attaching the eyelet with the with back washer.

First side is a design by the Sweetheart Tree:


Second side is by Jeannette Douglas:


And for a special young lady who is turning 15 shortly, I stitched up this cute high heel shoe from Joannne Sanderson for a birthday card design. And always on the look-out for a place to add a bit of crochet, I topped it off with a little quickie flower. The fabby is little piece of hand-dyed from Miek. Just ignore the part where I didn't notice that the hearts on the background paper are all upside down til it was a bit too late to do anything about it. Sigh....

21 comments:

Cameo said...

LOVEEE the shoe!! Also, in love with the pumpkins. Halloween is my fav holiday. Great job on your finishes!!

Cameo
www.crazystitchingcameo.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

I love your floss tag! Stitched spiders are so cute, but the real thing is so yuk. The birthday card is lovely.

nima said...

wow...very cute.

Annette said...

Nice job on the floss tag, I have never made one , but like to try sometime.
Your card is adorable

Miss 376 said...

Glad I'm not the only one that does things like that. It still looks lovely and the tag is adorable

Carol said...

Oh, I love your Halloween floss tag, Annie...so cute. And really, I would never have noticed the upside down hearts if you hadn't pointed them out :)

mainely stitching said...

I love 'em both, Annie!

Tammy T. said...

They're both very adorable finishes
I've yet to make a card with any type of textile work incorporated, but this one is very inspiring to me.

Daffycat said...

Excellent floss tag! I love monaco for items like this...it's weight and slight stiffness is perfect!

Liz said...

Oh, I love that tag! Lots of fun things to look at and admire. And don't you adore the crop-a-dile? I have to smile everytime I use mine. I agree with Carol - I didn't notice the hearts until you pointed it out. It's still a verrry cute card.

mbroider said...

Both the floss tag and the shoe are wonderful!!

TammyK said...

Love the floss tag - the pumpkin & spiders are great. That shoe card is too cute too :o)

Wendy said...

Oooh I love your floss tags!! They are so cute.

BeckySC said...

I love it! It made a wonderful floss tag!! Lovely work :)

Kirsten said...

The floss tag is beautiful. I love the designs you chose. Especially the first one (not too much spiders in this) ;-)

Kirsten

Pumpkin said...

Awesome! You did a fabulous job on both projects Annie :o)

Siobhan said...

What a cool floss tag! You are too creative. The birthday card is fabulous. I know it'll be treasured.

Ranae said...

I love both your finishes, Annie
They are awesome

Sandra said...

The Halloween tag/fob is gorgeous!!! The designs are perfect for each other. When I saw the picture thought it was a keyring. That could be another use for it!

Love the shoe, you're right the crochet flower adds a special touch. I didn't notice those were hearts, thought it was an abstract design, so just don't tell and people will hardly notice. Anyway design for teenagers are often loopsided so, who says is not meant to be.

Moreen said...

Cute halloween floss tag.
I love the the shoe on the birthday card.

Maru Z. said...

Annie, Alexia loved her catd so much, she wants it to be framed, and I will do so, it is such a beautiful reminder of her VX birthday.
Thank you hun!!