Monday, November 24, 2008

Basket book tag

I made a little basket tag for the boys' winter book collection. I had the idea last summer but didn't get around to trying it until now. My plan is to make one for each season. I tried to keep it simple which was easy since I'm new at trying to pull creativity out of the top of my head. It's hand embroidered on a soft linen and then I machine sewed a back piece on with the little top loops to string wire (or hemp string as it turned out) through. I learned a good lesson though... always leave enough material to stitch around. The linen ended up unraveling in spots when I tried to turn it right-side out and it took some very careful maneuvering to keep the whole thing together. I'm glad I was able to fix it and I'm very happy with how it turned out... imperfections and all.



Linda said...

You did a wonderful job Andrea. I have learned most things from the mistakes I've made in the process - and not just creative things!
I love the previous post about little Sawyer. The time truly does go by so very quickly. I look at my sons with their own children and try to figure out just exactly when all of that happened. I can close my eyes and still see them at your boys' ages. There were times I wished I could freeze time for just a little while.
The pictures are precious.

randi---i have to say said...

The tag is so cute and makes the basket quite lovely! What a neat idea!

tonia said...


you are getting so good! i am so getting out my embroidery today.

Adam and Raechell said...

The tag is just lovely. :)