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 ~

12 comments:

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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!!!

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  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 : )

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