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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tag Tuesday ~ March 29, 2011 ~ Vintage Sewing

Yes, I know it's Wednesday but I want to show you the tag I made for this weeks challenge at the Blog Challenge Garden. The theme Rebecca selected for the tag this week is "vintage sewing". I looked to see what I had on hand in images and then I remembered that I had this vintage sewing needle packet. It was my mother's. I scanned the front and back of the original (the one on the right). I re-sized it and printed the two images onto photo paper, cut and glued the pieces together. I think it looks like all the needles are real in the reproduction, however there are only two real needles stuck into the small piece of gold foil paper that I glued to the top section. I added a button closure to the top of the needle case. I glued the case to the tag. The tag background is a vintage J.P Coats thread image from the wonderful Karen at the Graphic's Fairy.  I pinked the edges of the tag and embellished it with a few threaded buttons, some lace, and cotton yarn. Click on the Blog Challenge Garden name to visit Rebecca and find a few more vintage sewing tags.




14 comments:

  1. Great tag...love it and you sure got it spot on! Diann

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  2. What a clever creation ... love the vintage look.
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  3. How creative and beautiful!! Really harkening back to a kinder and gentler time. I had a needle packet like that for a long time, and wish I'd kept it now. I guess they don't sell ones like that anymore, but I haven't bought any needles in probably thirty years.

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  4. I just love how you tell me how you made such a lovely tag. You are so creative.

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  5. Really inventive, Linda!

    Rebecca

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  6. Hi Linda! I'm VERY new to this craft, and just participated in Tag Tuesday for the first time! I may be a rookie, but I had fun with it, and look forward to joining in again soon!... Love your vintage tag! I have a few items much like the ones you used for your tag, and I'm just fascinated with them! Love your button embellishments too! Nice to meet you.. ~tina

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  7. Your tag is wonderful! I SEW wish I would have joined in on the challenge!
    Angela

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  8. Wow, this is wonderful! The needle DO look real in your copy! Great idea, and great job on the tag!

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  9. Wow!! Gorgeous tag! So Creative! Great Work!
    Michelle *Ü*

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  10. Oh wow, I love this!! Isn't that just your favorite era of graphics? I think they're amazing! So beautiful, Linda--your talent is fantastic!
    XO

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  11. I think this is my favorite, such a fun tag!!

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  12. This is amazing. What a clever idea and so practical. Dare I say, I am always losing needles so to have this would be so handy.
    Great retro images.
    Wishes
    Lynne M

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  13. This is my type of vintage I love vintage sewing items I only have a few my self but this is wonderful how you have created this sew great!

    love Dawn xx

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