I start the year with trying to get as many Bee blocks done as possible. Tomorrow, back to the day job. I ma lucky, I love my job and realistically I am unlikely to earn my living through stitching bits of fabric together, but it is with a little reluctance. I was invited to join the Cocorico bee (very similar to Ringo Pie) and I needed to get Melinda's block done first. Her theme was Vintage/Cute Christmas, I wanted to get it finished before Christmas completely disappeared.
I had to drag this block kicking and screaming from deep inside my creative internals. I had a vague idea, the jar shape was already in my head but it wasn't till I free pieced the string tied around the rim of the glass that I felt it was working. Only then did it make me smile and I could see it all working.
My usual letter stamps and red Versacraft on linen.
The tag shape came about from a lovely set of 'Kodomo Margaret' Japanese stationery stamps that Damian bought me for Christmas. I stamped onto Kona stone and used needle turn applique to stitch it on with a little perle thread to link it to the jar.
And then I went on a little stamping marathon, address stickers
cards, the Eiffel towel postal stamp was a little gift from Ayumi x
labels- love them!
These stamps are not the easiest thing to find, but this shop sells the brand.