Miss Parker’s Sewing Swatch Book

Vintage Sewing is the theme at Tag Tuesday, always a favourite theme of mine.
I had no intention of making a tag book but after making one tag I couldn’t stop myself from making some more and that is when I had this idea of Miss Parker’s swatch book.
There is always a large jar of walnut ink on my work table. For all the tags I applied washes of walnut ink to watercolour paper.
Isn’t that wee spool cute! Wrapping gingham ribbon around it then attaching to a safety pin. The eagle-eyed amongst you would also spot the hook (from hook and eye).
On all the tags I used Oxford Impression stamps, the majority are from “Dressforms and Corset” plate, others from “Times Past” and “The Art of Being Beautiful”.
One of the reasons I am such a fan of Oxford Impressions’ stamps is that they make it so easy to create your own background papers.
Some of the dressforms were stamped twice enabling me to cut out elements and layering with silicone glue. I also like to stitch stamped buttons.
Scraps of lace and the odd snap and hook and eye added for dimension.
With lace and stamped borders overhanging you snatch a peek at the tags underneath when the book is closed.

A little “P.S.”. It has been quite a busy week on my Blog and I wanted to say “Thank You” as I know many of you have visited more than once. Lynne x


34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rebecca
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 15:19:21

    That turned out divine!! Love it!



  2. craftytrog
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 15:27:15

    Fabulous stamping on these wonderful tags Lynne! x


  3. Michele Oliver
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 15:46:06

    These are wonderful, inspired me to try something like this.


  4. Cindy Adkins
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 16:13:14

    Oh this is totally brilliant, Lynne! I LOVE it…so vintage–totally yummy!
    I hope you’re having a great weekend..We’ve got a big parade here tomorrow and my husband came home for the weekend–yay!


  5. Gayle Page-Robak
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 17:54:31

    Love this tag book, Lynne…lover of vintage and a sewer as well, so this certainly appeals to me. Beautifully created as always. Excellent. Hugs, Gayle.


  6. Lucy Edmondson
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 19:20:26

    Love this! Sewing is my favourite theme, as you know. Love that you mixed and matched the different sets.

    Lucy x


  7. CarolQ
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 19:23:13

    Lovely Lynne. There are lots of different dress form shapes to work with there.


  8. Debi Ryan
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 19:25:28

    Wow – Lovely set of sewing vintage tags x


  9. Annette G
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 19:29:50

    Loving Miss Parker’s Swatch book of tags, such a terrific theme and some beautiful stamping Lynne, its a real treasure. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x


  10. Shelly Schmidt
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 19:41:29

    WOnderful- there is seamstress in my blood- love the images and the tag book- divine!


  11. Jingle
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 21:27:51

    This is so fabulous!!! I love it!!


  12. Cynthia Schelzig
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 22:25:53

    wow, you have outdone yourself again…these are fabulous tags!!


  13. Katie
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 23:43:21

    Your tags are very very Lovely! Walnut ink is such a wonderful tool!
    Blessings, ~ Katie


  14. shawn
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 00:36:14

    Love the stamping, love the colors! Thx for sharing at Voila, Ink!


  15. Sharon
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 01:40:33

    Looks great – I love sewing inspired things!


  16. Diann Scholl
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 02:07:51

    Whooo hooo…how fantastic is this…love your sewing tag book! Diann


  17. Lynn Stevens
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 03:14:38

    Lynne. you outdid yourself with this darling tag book, Love how you used OI dress forms! Bravo!!!
    hugs Lynn


  18. Ira
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 07:21:03

    Such a stunning collection of tags Lynne! The stamps are wonderful and the colour combo awesome! TFS! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Ira x


  19. Hazel
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 08:32:18

    Beautiful collection of tags Lynne. Love everything about them.
    xxx Hazel.


  20. crafty dawn
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 09:51:49

    Lynn this is wonderful and I love the stamps I have to have them.

    When oh when will I a month go by with out crafting purchases? I am always seeing have to have things.

    Love dawn xx


  21. alma
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 10:06:21

    fab tag book


  22. Penny
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 11:25:25

    Oxford Impressions stamps just had to be used for this challenge!! 😉 You’re right about the way you can use stamps from the set to create terrific backgrounds – you are the master at that!


  23. Robin
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 13:14:20

    Your tags are fabulous Lynn! I love the extra details you added to each one, so very beautiful.



  24. Dot Arnott
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 13:58:13

    Soooooo Good.



  25. Marie
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 14:05:57

    Love your tag book,Lynne! It is just fabulous.
    XO Marie


  26. Jack
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 16:41:18

    This is goreous. And now you’ve put me in a dilemma. I thought I had decided which sewing plate I wanted but may have to change my mind!!!


  27. 2amscrapper
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 20:17:01

    Such a wonderful project!


  28. peggy gatto
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 22:43:12

    rich vintage look, lovely art!!!


  29. Janna
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 22:58:36

    Your tag book is really cool. I love the dress forms. Miss Parker looks like she may have been a strict old gal! 🙂


  30. Linda
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 23:17:26

    Lynn, Your tag book is fantastic. What a great idea!


  31. gerri herbst
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 15:52:54

    Fabulous tag book. Love the colors , the theme! and the vintage images. Great idea to just continue what you loved doing to make a book! take care, gerri


  32. Silvia(Barnie)
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 16:28:49

    Wow, that’s fabulous, love the Oxford images.


  33. Nancy
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 23:19:49

    On my, Lynne, I love every one of these! So gorgeously vintage!


  34. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 08:20:31

    OMG, Lynne, This is just gorgeous!!! I’m totally in love with your tag book! I’m glad you couldn’t stop yourself from making more than only one tag.
    Warm wishes and hugs,


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