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Embroidered Holiday Gift Tags

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

I love a cool gift tag and I was feeling crafty last week, so while I was picking up some supplies at the craft store, I thought up a fun way to embellish basic cardstock with embroidery thread for attaching to gifts this holiday season. 

holiday embroidered gift tags

 

Embroidery thread and cardstock cost very little and together they can create a fun decoration for a bottle of wine . . .

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. . . or as a unique gift tag for a favorite person.

christmas tree embroidered gift tag

 

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Painted Herringbone Pattern

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

I’m a huge fan of the herringbone pattern that originated with the classic weave especially on floors, walls, and in fabric patterns too (did you know it’s named after the skeleton of a herring?)  I love the modern spin with a vertical stripe running through the short diagonal stripes and colorized in two or more offset shades. 

The other day I was in one of my creative moods so I painted a modern herringbone pattern with some fabric paint and stencil tape on a flour sack then stitched it up into a fall accent pillow. 

diy painted herringbone pattern

 

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