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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Merry Christmas Lovely Bloggers

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".
Here is what you will need to make "Sweet Ginger" Tag.
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,
Michelle xxx


34 comments:

  1. Love it.. which is no surprise as I love all your designs.... and thank you....
    Hugz

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  2. Thank you so much Michelle.. It really is gorgeous. I had no problem printing out your pattern from the sidebar. Your designs are always so cute and lovely. xx

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  3. Thank you Michelle, your designs are so lovely. Linda x

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  4. What a lovely project Michelle and generous of you to share it.

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  5. Very..........Sweet! Thankyou for sharing.

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  6. What a beautiful soul you are,this is a wonderful present to give all your fans,thankyou so much Michelle.xx

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  7. It's a beautiful tag, thank you for sharing.

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  8. Thank you Michelle; I had no trouble with the sidebar download at all. She is a real cutie.

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  9. Wow...CuTe! Thanks Michelle!
    You are da best! :)

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  10. Its gorgeous! Thank you so much Michelle for another cute design that you so willingly share

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  11. What a 'sweet'little tag. how generous of you to share.

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  12. Thanks Michelle ,lovely tag. Hugs....

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  13. many thanks Michelle for sharing your talents and kindness... yet again....

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  14. Michelle, this little tag is adorable! You are a sweetie...no pun intended...to share this little cutie! Thank you!

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  15. Thankyou Michelle for your generosity, and your little gingie tag is just gorgeous

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  16. This one is very cute Michelle. I love every gingie and this one might just have to fo to the top of the list to make. Thank you.

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  17. Ohhh I love it Michelle !!! Thank you so much.
    Only problem is ... when you keep giving us such wonderful freebies, I never get my Christmas Bakeshop done in time for Christmas LOL

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  18. Just adorable! Thank you Michelle!

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  19. Another gorgeous little design. Thank you

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  20. So cute Michelle...i love it. Thankyou for giving us this lovely gift. Hugs,

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  21. It worked Michelle I printed it out
    Thankyou I will look forward to making it now
    Im with Fiona Love all your designs Iam always drawn to them in magazines before I know whose design it is

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  22. Gorgeous. I am so sorry you are still finding it tough to load them, though I am so pleased you persevered, this gingy is too cute for words! And as with everyone else, no problems with getting it from the side bar, yay!
    Thank you so much Michelle, you must be up the top of the lovely person list :)

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  23. Another gorgeous design. Thank you Michelle.

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  24. very cute Michelle. Haven't tried to download but I will now.

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  25. Soooo cute Michelle! Than you. Sharyn:)

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  26. This is gorgeous, Michelle. What a great little project.

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  27. Thankyou so much Michelle, a gorgeous little tag for when I am good and finished what I have started!!!

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  28. Thank you much, this is a delightful project

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  29. Thank you for this sweet Christmas stitchery Michelle, I was able to print it out. It's so cute. xx

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  30. He looks like a lot of fun.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I love it!!!! It is soooooo cute :) Is the pattern still available?
    Also how do I purchase your patterns? I just absolutely love them.
    You are so talented.
    Happy crafting
    Ann (Australia)

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