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Daily Tags...Feb 21, 22 & 23


I've been bad....I started this daily project BACK up (after a year off) on Jan 1, 2009. This project propelled me into such a creative frenzy that every time I went into my studio I was so busy working on other projects, my "little" daily tag project kept getting pushed to the backburner and felt more like a chore. I started this in the hopes that it would jumpstart a little creativity and BOY did it. So much so that I'm working on 4 projects at once on any given day. I decided since my tags felt more like work than they were meant to be, I would take a little sabatical from them. I took 2 weeks off and am now ready to get back to my daily tag project because NOW I've got ideas about what to do with ALL these tags laying around. I'm going to start creating projects around THEM!
Below is a photo showing cigar boxes full of tags.

Comments

TextileTraveler said…
I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the tags! A while back I was making a journal and wanted to include some of the great tags I had made along the way. Of course, I couldn't find them in my crazy craftroom. I did run across them yesterday . . . ARRGH
I'm thinking maybe a fabric book to hold some of the tags, possibly out of canvas that I can paint/stamp and sew pockets into. I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks for stopping by!
cherylstrait said…
Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment, on my blog.
Looks like you have some projects to look forward to, I will be back to check on your progress. Glad you found your creative flow again!
Cheryl
Gunnels blog said…
I like to see what you are gonna do with your beautiful tags! I have thinking of to do tags, but I haven´t yet ! Thanks for comment at my blog :-)
The Odd Bird said…
Just want to say thank you for the wonderful little pink house quilt. Thank you for offering it on the OWOH giveaway. I'm already planning on what I want to make to giveaway next year. Have a great weekend. And thanks again....

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