Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Hi!  It's time for another PTI blog hop challenge!

For the March Blog Hop we are challenging you to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on your project.  This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up!  We look forward to seeing your creations!

I've used embroidery floss a number of times on other projects and I went through my older posts.  I've crocheted flowers, made tassels, used it for sewing, decorated tags, and made spider webs with embroidery floss.  So I thought I'd try making something I've been holding off on because it looks pretty time consuming.  I still consider myself a beginner at crocheting but I've been wanting to crochet my own doilies or decorative trim. 

I found this pattern for crochet trim at Lion Brand Yarn.  I should have taken a picture of just the trim before I stuck in onto the card.  This pattern wasn't too difficult.  I just wish I used a different color but I've already used my pretty colors.  I told myself no more buying stuff just for challenges and to use what I already have. 

It's like a little scalloped border.  And I finally got my PTI order today so I had to use my new goodies.  I just gotta say that the Tiny Tags stamp set and dies are so super cute!  I stamped BABY using Simple Alphabet stamp set.  The little birdie is from Tag-its 2.

And the little buttons too!  They are so adorable. 

Here's a picture of my doily attempts.  The pattern is from HERE.  This pattern is pretty time consuming!  So I have to give up for now.

Can't wait to see everyone else's ideas for using floss!  Thanks for reading!

15 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that you stamped baby onto the tiny tags!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fun! Love the little tags and the way you put it all on the card. Looks awesome and fun!

Monica K. said...

Very cute! I like how you hung the tags from the line!

I'm Renee said...

very cute!
have been thinking of having my Mom crochet me some trim...
but really thinking I just need to learn now!

Mary Duffek said...

Very cute and sweet...wow! AWesome job.

Kay said...

SUPER cute tags!

Lorraine said...

Awesome crocheting of the floss! I love those tiny tags (just got mine the other day) and girl, your doilies look great!

beckynoelle said...

love your little tags!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I like all those little tags and buttons, you're making me want to buy those too! The crochet trim is so pretty! I will remember to send you some floss, I have a lot left over from those cross stitching days, don't remember which colors I have though.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful work! Lovely doilies and pretty card.

Peggysuez said...

Cute, that tiny tags set is sweet and I like the use of floss to have them hanging on your card.

Crafting Katie said...

Wow! What an adorable card! Great idea spelling out "BABY" on the tags. Too cute!

Babies- Beth said...

Such a sweet clothesline! You've made a beautiful baby card!

Sunghee said...

omg~! look how creative you are!!! Can't wait to see the finished doilies!!! =)

nancy jane said...

This card is adorable with its fun mix of colors. The clothes pin are cute holding up the trim.