Monday, November 7, 2011

The Case of the Missing Blogger

So, my goodness, it's been awhile, no?  I knew that I had been neglecting my blog, but when I went realized that my last post was almost 2 months ago I was shocked!  So sorry to have been away!  I wish I had a really good, juicy excuse, but the truth is that the girls went back to school and then time just started sliding away at an alarming rate.  I went on a buying trip to Round Top, Texas, and Kari and I have done three shows, and meanwhile I've been doing all the things that busy moms do -- and I guess the blog just kind of got pushed to the back burner.

But, I'm back!  And, unbelievably, the holidays are upon us!  I'm pondering whether to revive my Christmas stitching project (and, my stitching blog -- if you think this blog has been neglected, it doesn't hold a candle to my poor stitching blog!).  I've got lots of Christmas crafting and shopping to do, and I've got a doll-themed birthday party to throw for my 8-year old in a couple of weeks.  And will we send Christmas cards this year or will we be slackers??  Hmmm..... Time will tell.

In the meantime, I do have a project to share! I apologize in advance for the photo quality: the photos are terrible.  But the project was fun and I want to show you the finished product.  I made a tag banner for Kari for her birthday.  Kari has a brand spanking new house, with her own brand spanking new office!  Her office is painted a lovely light teal blue, and she uses accents of red, which works well with her collection of vintage school stuff and vintage books.  Using all of those elements as a starting point, here's what I came up with:

I used some of my favorite scrapbooking papers, combined with chipboard accents, small pieces of lace and trim, and of course, LOTS of tatting.

Here it is, wrapped up and ready to go:

Such a fun project!

Well, thanks so much for visiting and for hanging in there even though I've been gone for an eternity. I promise to be back again soon!

Happy creating!



  1. Alison, your banner is beautiful! I love the sweet colors and vintage pieces.

  2. ur banner is delightful...i luv that paper line


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