Sunday, 22 April 2012

Phew! name tag relief!

I made a name tag for the Fat Quarterly retreat name swap and it has been received by the lovely Catherine of Sew Wonderful Life. As soon as she sent the email to say she'd got it and was happy I breathed a huge sigh of relief and then she wrote a kind post about it! This is the first swap I've done and felt so nervous.

I stalked Catherine a little bit, looking at her favourites on Flickr, taking note of the things she liked and commented on. If I'm completely honest I'm not sure that the badge I made really reflects her fun personality and I wish I had used more colour. I had a few ideas but once this one took hold I couldn't stop myself. So here it is...


I paper pieced a star and hexagon shape and then slip stitched it onto a backing hexagon


Initially I wasn't going to include a blog name but I think it's nice to, after all that's how I know her! I had one unsuccessful attempt - I was trying to brighten it up with some aqua but I used too many strands and it was unreadable...


It's ok when you know what her blog name is but for people reading it for the first time (the whole point of a name tag!!) you wouldn't know what it said!! I also decided that the colour didn't go well with the others so I switched to grey and used one strand of thread...


So that's my excuse for being a slacker and doing crap embroidery on the back!! ;)


Glad you love it Catherine! Now I'll be jumping on the post for the next couple of weeks awaiting mine :)

This is the second finish off my Finish-A-Long list:

2012 Finish-A-Long


I spent the weekend at my Nan's so I've done no machine sewing but I did a little embroidery, which I should be able to show you later in the week.

Hope you're all having wonderful weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Oh Lucy this name tag is to die for! How absolutely precious... I absolutely adore it. Excellent work chica! xoxo

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  2. Lucy it looks wonderful, found you through the FQ retreat flickr pool! My name tag was my first swap too - I was so scared! Now on to the next one!

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  3. Brava! The stitching is A-mazing

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  4. Saw this on Catherine's blog. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. Great job Lucy! It looks really nice.

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  6. Oh your embroidery puts me to shame - it's terrific - lucky Catherine x

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  7. Your stitching is amazing! Great name tag x

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  8. Lucy you have done a great job! I am looking forward to seeing it in June. Di xo

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  9. It's a lovely piece. I especially like the needle and thread. How clever!

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  10. Lovely, lovely name tag! I will be watching the fun from afar! (The extras you sent to Catherine were fabulous too!)

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  11. Your name tag is just perfect!

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  12. Catherine is so sweet and what a gorgeous name tag Lucy - I`m so envious of your amazing embroidery!

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  13. The name tag is wonderful, Lucy! Your embroidery is awesome!

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  14. I love it Lucy, and if it was mine, I'd wear it with pride. The embroidery looks great!

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  15. Lucy, this is fabulous! I'm sure Catherine was thrilled when she opened it. Gosh, your embroidery is so neat! Excellent work!

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  16. Fantabulous! Seriously Fantabulous! You must have amazing eyes - your stitching is perfect!!! Very nice :)

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  17. Oh I love it! So pretty and such perfect stitching.

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  18. Nothing to fear now Lucy - swapping or stitching - lucky Catherine you have created a Wonderful Nametag!

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  19. Yes it is amazing and I can;t thank you enough Lucy. I hope you had a look at all the lovely comments that people left about your fabulous work on my blog post. Hope yours arrives soon - mine hasn't reached its recepient yet!

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  20. Oh Lucy, it's gorgeous! Love the way the "e" goes to thread the needle.

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  21. that name tag is so so cute! well done and it is great to see all those projects too. I haven't done much sewing this week either sigh :(

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  22. This is insanely cute. Your embroidery is awesome! Very inspiring :-)

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