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Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Taglee

I hope my Australian Secret Pal isn't reading... Tasha if you are... look away NOW!



















Our theme for next month is "Made with Love"... *groan*!!! I'm not good at making anything! I'll give anything a go, but the general consensus is - I'm not very good at anything!!! I've already thrust upon her, a small quilted blanket, and thought "as if the poor girl needs, another one of my half-a$$ efforts"!!! I was going to paint a canvas - but then thought, it probably wouldn't post very well, and when I was going through Mini's closet, I found the taggie, that Catherine had made me! So, I decided I'd give that a go! I bought lots of ribbon (which I use all the time for pressies and stuff, so it won't go to waste), and decided on Satin for one side and faux suede on the other. (H absolutely loved... still does actually, satin. He scratches at the edges of his blankets - so I really wanted satin coz it's a common fav among the young folk!)



I fiddled around, then realised, I'd be sewing the pins into the middle of the taggie, and wouldn't be able to retrieve them! So I re-pinned, sewed and *voila* my TAGLEE was born...





(the colour on the ribbons haven't come out perfectly, in the photos - they are all bright primaries, and a couple of textured gold ones - and I used a couple of "velvet" ribbons - I can't stop scratching these ones!!! LOL!!!)

Now, these are "trick" photos, coz my sewing is rather woeful, and there are several tucks on the black side... but black covers everything, doesn't it?!!! It proves that it was "Made with Love" and not "Made in a Sweatshop!" I gave all the ribbons a good tug, and by some miracle - they are all sewn in good!!! So that's my greatest achievement today (other than getting out of bed!) What did you do?!!

11 comments:

Emma said...

Good work, the taggy blanket looks GREAT! What a superb achievement, and it really was 'made with love'!

Chelley said...

It really does look neat!!!

I think you have done a great job!!

Lisa and Doug said...

Great job! So cute!!!!

L & J said...

You did a great job with that!!

I think you planning a trip to China (with the family) for April is going to speed things up for all of us! If I did something like that it would be about the time we got our referral! Great thinking!!! All us Feb/March families will owe you one!

Jeter Mama said...

I would be screwed with a made with love theme.
your taggy came out great!

Julie said...

I know taggies, and I say beautiful!

Doris & Dan said...

Good job! Now ya gotta make one for your little one to have and hold.

Keep smilin!

Catherine said...

Great job!! They're fun to make aren't they?

I'm sure your SP will love it!

Headmeister said...

I have soooooo been wanting to make one of these!!! Maybe when I get my "to do" list down to about 352 things instead of the 4,000 it's at right now, I'll tackle it! lol! Great Job!!!

LaLa said...

Love it...beautiful!!!

Jenn said...

Great job! I love the asian silky fabric. I'll have to steal that idea myself...