Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Magic

I'm thoroughly addicted. I see them everywhere.

Hocus Pocus by

Lizzie Kate

fabric: 28ct "staci-dyed" evenweave

fibers: WDW

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Sorry for the un-artfully arranged photos. I had the worst time capturing the true color of my hand-dyed fabric. I literally ran inside and out, upstairs and down. And everywhere it looked like some sad washed-out gray. So this is a by-the-back-door-my-last-resort shot that happens to work. See???


Mine isn't quite as bright as the WDW Guacomole, but pretty close :)

Well now I'm off to do laundry, clean the house and round up a few more volunteers. I've been the Hospitality Chair for the kids' elementary school for 7yrs. My job entails lining up volunteers to bake and cook for various PTO events throughout the school year. We also provide dinner for the teachers and staff during parent/teacher conferences; and I have 3 of the conference nights covered and one more to fill. I've been leaving this postition for 2 years, lol ;)

Ooops, quickly......because there were a few of you who asked. I found the star eyelets at Michael's several months ago (they may have been discontinued.) The flower eyelet that I used for this floss tag is also from Michael's (scrapbooking dept.)

Thank you for all of your lovely comments :) I hope you have a Magical Monday!

44 comments:

karenv said...

That's brilliant! What a wonderful finish!

Nic said...

Your tag looks great - both stitching and the fabric :o)

Annie said...

Halloween is certainly in the air. I did a couple finishes this weekend too.

Try www.scrapperdoodle.com for good prices, inexpensive shipping costs and fast service on eyelets among other things.

Angela said...

Wonderful tag! I really do have to try one of these.

mercy said...

I love it stacy! Definitely on my list of things to stitch.. One of these days I'll try one of these floss tags you've made so popular :)

Dora said...

So cute!
Dora

Annemarie said...

Oh - what a cutie! Ha and I can just picture you (well, I can't actually, but I can picture someone) running around the house to find the right light for a picture :o)

Ranae said...

I love it, love it, love it.

Claudia said...

Ohhhhhhh sooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!! I love it!!!!!!

CJ said...

Hi Staci --

Love the Hocus Pocus, you are truly a talented stitcher. Thanks so much for my PIF, I adore it. BTW - I am on the PTA Hospitality as well. Been doing it for two years. This will be my last, at least I hope so.

Thanks again.

CJ

Kathryn said...

Photography 101 -- Sunlight is a higher color temperature (yellower) than indoor lighting (bluer). Shade reflects the colors it is bouncing off of (people's faces often seem "greenish" under trees or on grass). Your camera is adjusted to take pictures of faces. The only real way to adjust the colors of stitching is through Photoshop (or some program like that). I shoot Camera Raw, adjust the color temperature. Set the White Balance (using something I know should be WHITE [without tint]), set the BLACK balance, then supersaturate the picture (because blogger seems to want to desaturate the picture when it uploads it). It sounds like a lot of adjustment, but it usually takes me less than a minute.

Michele B. said...

Do you dream about floss tags? You certainly dream up some cute ones! Love the "Staci-dyed" evenweave. You are so busy - no wonder it's hard to keep up with that laundry!

sari.i. said...

I like your floss ring tags! :)

Tammy said...

I HAVE to make one of those!Yours is adorable.

Paula C. said...

That turned out so cute! I think there are zillions of possibilities for tags! Every pattern I look at now I look for tag possibilities!

Irene said...

Wonderful floss tag ! The fabric color looks great.

Suzanne said...

OK, that is just TOO CUTE!!! Suz

Heather said...

you make me want to try them

Kathy A. said...

That is just too cute for words. Nice job.

Teri said...

Adorable!!!

Melissa said...

Staci -
This is adorable. You did a great job on this. Absolutely adorable!

I never would have thought of doing that this way.

Congrats on the finish.
Melissa

Jessie said...

Hi Staci,
this is such a wonderful idea to stitch them separately and into a floss tag!Very lovely indeed!

Michele said...

ahhh that is really cute! you are the Queen for floss tags :)

Missy Ann said...

Great job, I think this may be my favorite yet.

Carolyn said...

Staci, ADORABLE! I just love your floss tags. I've bought everything I need to make one, but still have not done so. What's up with that? LOL

Thank you so much for the call. I could barely hear you since we had such a bad connection, but it meant so very much to me.

Hugs,
Carolyn :)

Joei said...

Oh what a lovely floss tag. Very nice stitching, thread colors, fabric and finishing, great job!!

Solstitches said...

Another great floss tag! What a cute design you chose for this one.

nath1306 said...

c'est très original, bravo !

Sally said...

That looks brilliant Staci! I love it!

Lillie said...

Oh yes! that is a pretty one. Yours look good too.

Paula Nunes Lima said...

Hi
Really lovely.
Here we don't celebrate Halloween like in US and some other countries. Recently kids from schools are trying to do the trick or treating but not very successfully.
Nnevertheless, one of this days I will make a cross stich pumpkin, or a witch. Whatever!

becca said...

WOW..those are pretty neat. Great stitching. I'm so close to starting a halloween peice..I just want to finish what I'm working on 1st.

Nancy said...

I love your floss tag! It is so beautifully stitched and finished. Aren't Halloween designs so fun!

litlaskvis said...

That is really cute!

Sandra Ree said...

Very cute Staci! Well, at least you got your exercise in running around trying to get a good pic! lol

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your Halloween tag is so cute! And the fabric is very pretty, you did a great job on it!

Elisa said...

Love your tag....where do you get the funky coloured rings from...any links??

Kathy said...

You are the Queen of Floss Tags!!! They are all so beautiful. I am so thankful that I am the proud owner of one.

Tanya said...

That HOCUS POCUS is wonderful - sooooo fun looking!

Tanya

Sharon said...

Looks fabulous Staci! I also love your Staci-dyed fabric too.

Lelia said...

Just delightful! Excellent stitching -- the finishing is outstanding, too. Luv the way you put that together. Very creative.

I found the metal rings (various colors) and forgot to even look for the eyelet thingies. Will do that soon!

Lei B. said...

Love the color of the fabric. Looks great with the design. Love the new look to the site too.

Rima said...

That tag is so cute! Things look so much nicer after they are made. I really like it.

fred said...

Your blog is really wonderfull, you have so much ideas!!! Where do you find all that???
Thnaks a lot for my eyes!
fred