Well as promised and after lots of hair pulling and a printer that would not play nice I have a little gift for you on my side bar from "My Sketchpad".
2 x 8 1/2 inches x 4 inches of red felt
1 x 2 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches of cream homespun
1 x 4 1/2 inch length of green ric rac braid
1 x 10 inch length of red ric rac braid
1 x 6 inch length of red/white check ribbon
1 small rusty bell, 1 small gingerbread button.
The Dmc threads and guide are on the pattern sheet. B/ S is backstitch, FK is French knots.
Here is what you do.
Download the pattern from my sidebar. (Please let me know if you were successful as I am still really new at this and would hate to think you couldn't do it. I have tested it about a gazillion times....which in my case means nothing)
Make a template of the tag. Cut out 2 from your red felt.
Trace stitchery design on to the cream homespun and stitch using the guide provided.
Press well and applique on to one of the tag shapes leaving room at the bottom to stitch the length of green ric rac braid. Stitch a running stitch right around stitchery piece in DMC 816 (2 strands)
Secure the braid with French knots in DMC 816 (2 strands) leaving a small amount of braid each end to tuck behind the tag Tie a small bow through the rusty bell and sew to the top of the completed stitchery.
Place the tag with the stitchery on top of the other tag shape and blanket stitch them together in a matching thread catching the piece of red ric rac in between the shapes at the top. and ensuring the green ric rac is caught between the two shapes as well. The red ric rac will be the hanger for your tag.
Finish off by stitching the gingerbread button at the top of the tag.
Tie it to a gift package or hang it on your tree.
I do hope you enjoy this little gift from me to you as a way of thanking all of you for your continuing support and lovely kind words. They mean so much. I hope this little tag can add some enjoyment to your Christmas stitching.
Much Love and Blessings,