Monday, 4 August 2014

Cross Stitched Birthday Tags

Hi all. Hope you're enjoying summertime. We are lucky this year with quite a lot of sunshine in the UK (so far!) I've got plenty time for myself these days :) So alongside with preparing for the driving exam (the less appealing bit!) I'm trying to do some blogging, photographing and of course crafting. I've got 3 projects on the go so I alternate them - a crochet one, a knitting one and a cross stitching one. Just a thought popped into my head: Is this way to keep a multi-crafter happy? What do you think?
 Sothis is what I have stitched recently: a set of birthday tags. They were a freebie to the Cross Stitcher issue 281. 


It's nothing much but I just fancied a small quick project in between the larger ones like Riverdrift House samplers for example :) It was good fun to stitch every of them.


I'm pleased how they turned out. My favourite is the blue tit, strawberry and cherries. All perfect for summer birthdays.  


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15 comments:

  1. They are so pretty, I think its nice to do smaller quicker projects inbetween the ones that take a long time. I tend to go with whatever I feel like for crafting, sometimes its knitting, sometimes sewing, sometimes cards etc. It can depend on any number of factors including what mood I'm in.

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    1. Absolutely! I'm exactly the same! I always craft accordingly to my mood and can have a few (unfinished!!!) projects going on at the same time :) I also like NOT to go with the flow so it's kinda normal for me stitch Christmas cards in July or start Easter projects right in January :)

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  2. Hello Martha

    What wonderful Birthday tags, they are wonderful, so unusal and definate keepsakes. I love the little house and cherries. Did they take you long to make. ??

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Hi Irene, thank you for your comment. It takes 2-3 hrs to stitch one motif together with the backstitches. I stitched mine in just over a week, working on each one at a time :) No rush, just enjoying it.

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  3. They are so preetty and such a great idea for mini-projects. You are so right, crafting can be a mood activity - I find it quite relaxing to make cards and it is also something I can do while watching the television. Multi-tasking? Hope you have agood week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

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    1. My all crafting is entirely depended on my mood and creating mojo :) If I don't craft, I usually read books :) I also love crafting while watching a telly - I always have something in my hand when I watch!

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  4. Fantastic little tags, they will make your gifts even more inviting :)

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    1. Thank you Mii. yes, you are right, these tags are a cute add-on to a gift, just a little hand-made accent :)

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  5. Hi Martha,
    nice to have you back here! I missed you already!
    Lovey Tags you made!
    Happy week,
    Hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Hi Claudia, I'm hoping to resume regular blogging n blog visting :) Nice to hear from you again x

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  6. Aww these are so cute! It is fun to do a quick project once in a while isn't it :) x

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  7. What amazing gift tags. They will make presents look so pretty. When I saw your name on my blog I wondered if it was you. Glad to see your back.
    Ali xx

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  8. I love these little tags. Unfortunately, I am terrible at embroidering but I have sent this link to my great friend who is an embroidery master :)

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