Sunday, July 6, 2014

Shrinky Dinks Adventure, Block and Tea

Lynn from Happiness is Cross Stitching had a tutorial on creating plastic tags.  Well, I can't resist trying something new, so ran out to Hobby Lobby and purchased "Shrinky Dinks" - love those 40% off coupons!!

Well, here is my first attempt at making these fun tags.  I learned a lot (like - don't make too many at a time.  When you take them out of the oven you have to be QUICK to press them flat or they are curved for life…..or they break - COUGH!).
I see all sorts of possibilities for other designs in the future - WOW!  What FUN!!!!!

Here is the next block from Jenny's Quilt Stitch Along:
And - last but not least - more from my tea collection:
A beautiful "tea for one" with Celtic designs (I see it was a bit crooked when I snapped the photo).  It was a gift from my mother.  The top of the lid says "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow."

And a Royal Albert tea pot with the "Old Country Roses" design.  Peeking out behind the pot is a crystal biscuit jar.

I'm stitching some things but can't show you right now because they're for some exchanges.  The Christmas stocking is S-L-O-W-L-Y coming along.  Hopefully I can show you some progress next week.

Until then - Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~


  1. Love your tags. I will have to check that out.

  2. Cool, you had a go at making the little tags! Yours look great too :)

  3. Your tags look great.. and will look wonderful on anything you attach them to :)
    Ooooh your stitch along looks lovely... cannot wait to see it finished.
    Ooooh tea pots! Novelty ones are great... yours are wonderful..
    Smiles :) xx

  4. I love these cute tags so much..
    Lovely tea pots..
    Big hugs d

  5. Your stitching is lovely Kim.....awesome tags and I love those tea pots...

  6. Loving your teapot collection! And those tags look fantastic. Can't wait to see more! :D

  7. Hi Kim,

    Loving your tags! Little tip for you, if you pop them back in the oven they will soften again and then you have chance to flatten them again.

  8. Good for you. What fun. We haven't made shrinky dinks in years. ;)

  9. What fun with the tags! Love your quilt square too. And the teapots -- fantastic!

  10. Your tags look fun!
    I love your teapots! I also collect teapots and pitchers, too--the majolica type. I have flowers, fruits, vegetables, birds, as well as "regular" teapots and pitchers! What fun!!!

  11. Beautiful tea pots! For as much as I love tea, I should have a collection of those! Uh-oh ... me thinks I'm being easily influenced yet again : )