Friday, August 14, 2015

What's gotten into me?


I am literally making something every single day - supplies and projects are stacked on the workbench ready for me to get started.


Yesterday's project was to make a bag for a friend who liked this bag 


I showed on my last post.


The lining for her bag is a remnant from our window seat cushion


and it is personalized it with letters and numbers meaningful to her family.


I don't know what triggered the thought to add a tag, but I like it.


In fact, I like the idea so much that I made a few more tags.


I attached one to a gift and think it looks cute - 


anyone getting a Christmas gift from me this year just might find a drop cloth tag attached.


When I cut the drop cloth for the bag, there was a long narrow strip left and that strip became today's project.


I can't believe I made a Christmas project in August, but I had the time and the materials so I went with it.


No sewing, 


just some stickers and red paint and voila -


a Christmas runner for the table.


We will  Eat . Drink . Be Merry - as long as I can remember where I put the runner until Christmas. time!

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46 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your projects are wonderful! Your friend will love her bag and the runner is great for celebrating Christmas.

Have a great day and weekend ~ FlowerLady

Renee said...

The tags are a great idea. I love the runner.

Deb said...

Love the projects. I also have a problem remembering where I put Christmas items!
Have a lovely weekend!
Deb

podso said...

I like how your projects often come from things around your house being recycled … very cute table runner!

Kirby Carespodi said...

Those tags are a fabulous idea! Love 'em!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CAROL!

What has gotten into you? Another dose of creativity from on high....from the place where dreams begin in the mind and flow out to the hands...gifted hands such as YOURS!

THAT BAG....those TAGS! BRILLIANT! And all they are are from the cloth...they are so cool. You inspired me: a project a day. For me now, especially since school is starting very soon, that will be hard. BUT I can say that this summer, I took not one but several photos a day, wrote a quote a day (some stunk to high heaven) but to engage in something creative ONCE A DAY keeps the blues or feelings of boredom away!

You inspire. AND did you see the little white bunting I had on my theatre in the video? Thanks for the denim! Love that fabric...

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

You are so creative, love these ideas! At one time I was stamping on tan fabric and it was so fun. Must get back to it!

Mary

camp and cottage living said...

I love your bags, Carol, and never dreamed that your process of lettering them was so easy!!
Now I have to try this.And the tags are so cute. Are they stamps?

Poppy said...

Your colours always make me happy! Today, they reminded me of my Cretan home!

Happy weekend, Carol!

Poppy

Kelly said...

You make the prettiest things. I love that bag. Using a contrasting material inside really ups the wow factor. The little tag makes it extra personal too.

Susan Clayton said...

Lovely things. I always get a touch of craft fever in August. Enjoy!

Kim said...

Those tags are just the sweetest! Merry Christmas, Carol!

Laurie said...

Love the tags! I think they will make great Christmas present tags.

20 North Ora said...

Love all of your creativity! Love your Christmas runner especially! You are really turning out some great projects.

Judy

Susie said...

Carol, I love all your wonderful crafts. Those little tags are perfect. Blessings for a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are in major creative mode! WOW! Love the runner and those tags...so cute!
hugs,
Linda

Curtains in My Tree said...

I might as well say it also
love the runner and the tags are great

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I seem to be the same and getting lots of things together and ready for the lead up to Christmas!! I love the tags, they would make any parcel look extra special.

Dawn said...

Love the tag idea, and I hadn't notice before that the bag is lined. What a special surprise, and so beautiful.

Ana said...

You are on a creative role my friend. I love, love, love the runner. And the tags are a great idea. Happy weekend.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Love that first photo of the blue vases - we have thunder and lightening today so it is a real day brightener.

Junkchiccottage said...

HI Carol I love all your sweet projects especially the tags those are too cute. You go girl!
Kris

Anonymous said...

I started Christmas shopping but I finally learned to take a large plastic contain, hide it in my closet and put all the presents in the box. I cannot tell you how many times I got things when our boys were young only to forget about it. I usually used them for Easter things when I found them.

Vicky Hunt said...

So creative! Love the tags, but I really love the runner. So pretty! I have been thinking about Christmas this year and thinking I may not decorate as much as usual, especially if I for sure get to travel to Prague. I love the simple style of this runner. Hope you have wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Vicky

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Keep going, you're on a roll! Your tags are adorable and I love that table runner. Thanks for the inspiration.

Libby said...

Oh no….. not Christmas already??? I do love the project, but it's just too darn early! Happy weekend!

Art @ Home said...

That runner is so cute.....I guess it's the time of year to start planning ahead for the holidays!

Sarah said...

Bravo, Carol! Your runner is adorable, and I absolutely adore the tag idea. You could market those, and if you do, please put me on your list. I'll place an order. '-)
Happy Weekend!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Wonderful! I pined this one. Jo

Daytona Damsel said...

I love that table runner! I pinned it so I can make one or two for the holidays. Is the drop cloth from the hardware store?

Kathy said...

I have no doubt your friend was thrilled with the tote bag and those fabric tags are inspired.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I LOVE the tags. I'm stealing that for sure! Did you use stamps to print them with? Forgetting about my brand new Christmas runner sounds like something I would do. You, however, are so on top of things. I know you won't forget.

Lorrie said...

Love that you're on such a creative roll. The tags are a great idea and I have lots of leftover drop cloth lying around. The Christmas runner will add a sense of fun to your festive table.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Happy Saturday sweet Carol. How beautifully the cobalt Bleu with flowers on the window sill invite in a vivid glow of intense energy ... But certainly not matched by your creative energetic soul. I love working with drop cloth, especially after it's been laundered many many times, Gotta say I LOVE the tags especially with the black ball chain in them. You amaze me with all your additions to your cottage. Always something fun being added to bring cheer to your happy cottage.
xoxo,
Vera

Melanie said...

Crafting and creating are definitely in your blood! I can't stop staring at the first photo of the blue bottles with the flowers. LOVE this!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love that Christmas project... Though I haven't even decorated Cottage for summer... yet!

Rue said...

Those tags are darling :)

I love the table runner too and I don't think it's odd. I love Christmas and I'm itching for the holidays to hurry up and get here. Of course after they're over, I'll be itching to take it all down again. It's a vicious cycle LOL

xo,
rue

Connie said...

Carol, I always love seeing what comes from your creative endeavors . . . you are a true wiz of creativity:)
Love the Christmas table runner. If I made something for Christmas this early, I would put it in a safe place to remember and then forget where I put it, until after Christmas LOL.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Connie :)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Gotta strike while the iron is hot! As a writer and crafter, I know that you have to move quickly when inspiration strikes. The housework can wait! :) xoxo

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the bag!!! I've been crafting for 2 shows that I have coming up in September and October. Working on some ruffled tote bags that will have a big pretty fabric flower them.
~Cindy

Sue said...

Your bags are wondeful and now with the tag even better and could sell in a store for sure. Very fun you did this Christmas table runner and knowing you, you'll be doing more like this for other holidays.

Debbie said...

hehehe, what a GREAT idea!!! i am going to tuck it in my brain and hope i don't forget it there!!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Such creative and fun items! You are so talented ~

xo
Pat

Have a Daily said...

Carol, I need your spark! I can't get in the mood to do much of anything. I have a bench that I bought at a yard sale and started painting red a month ago. I need to get back to it and I want to make a grain sack cushion. Both bags are darling and your friend is going to love it! The tags are super cute! Did you just stamp them with stamps you have? I love the runner and using the stickers is such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your projects are great. I love the tags - such a clever idea and the table runner, WOW. So glad to see all your lovely projects.
Mary

Carla said...

I love the idea of adding the tags. They're awesome. You're just a busy bee all while I'm slacking again. Too much life drama to complete anything.