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September 2, 2010


Somerset Life has become my favorite magazine.......it is so full of amazingly wonderful and creative ideas.  I had seen a couple of projects in the magazine done using old thread spools and wanted to put my own spin on this great idea.  This is what I came up with.......

I decided to use them as embellishments for some burlap runners and pillows I made.  I simply wrapped a piece of scrapbooking paper around the spool and using wire, pearls and crystals made a little "eye catcher" to hang beside my coffee dyed price tags.

Happy day my blogging buddies!


Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

It's my favorite magazine too and I have been buying the older issues too. So many ideas! Great tags and thank you for stopping by Mammabellarte Ciao Rita

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janis, I love that magazine too... your vintage spools are adorable! xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

SL is one of my favs too...isn't it the dreamiest publications! Your spools are a lovely and clever way to embellish your tags:)

judi said...

just brilliant! love this embellishment on your tags...and love the tags too.

judi ;)

Gracie's Cottage said...

I love those!
SL is so dreamy I just keep re-reading and studying the photos and never get anything accomplished...



Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Another wonderful post Janis...I have a whole "stash" of spools just waiting for an idea :) Have a good weekend! Thanks, Laurel

vintagesue said...

those are so awesome. you did such a great job. how clever.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

LOVE those Janis~~I wish I was as creative as you!!! ;) Rachel

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janis,

Love your pretty tags and spool and the little quote about the smile and thanks for showing us.

Happy weekend

Heidi said...

Great idea! I just finished a large sewing project and have several empty spools laying around the studio.

Kate said...

You always amaze me at what you put together. Always so clever. great photos as well. Have a wonderful Labor Day.


Allison said...

Another clever project by you! That is so fun and pretty. I love it! Have a nice holiday weekend.

Beth E-R said...

What a charming embellishment for your pillows and runners. I've attached vintage pins to pillows, but adding something dangly just takes it to the next level!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Very sweet idea! Love it!

Taylor Kay said...

Hey There!
Thank you so much for becoming one of my first followers! I am super excited to join the blogging world.
Your blog is just beautiful! I love looking at all your posts! :)

Taylor Kay

Pamela said...

Great idea Janis!

I can never find this magazine!
Happy labour day weekend!
Pamela xo

Carole said...

I never get tired of looking at my Somerset's ...even the old ones.
Great idea ...I'm always looking for new tag inspirations.
Love the birdy stamp too.

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to see you in the magazine! Congrats to you. It is a inspirational mag for sure.
Can't wait to see your pillows and other creations.
I hope your summer was filled with memories.

Lisa said...

This is such a great looking embellishement. I can't tell you how many of my projects are inspired by Stampington mags. My mind explodes each time I see one. Lisa

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Janis,
I bought a big lot of vintage spools, I was going to wrap them in sheet music some day. I am still in my 'scrapbooking mode'. Not even blogging lately. But at least I am being creative. Do you think my followers would be interested in my scrapbook pages?
Your spools are so pretty.

petals and vintage said...

Love this post. The tags and the spools are just plain adorable.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a cute project, Janis! I'm always trying to think of things to do with old spools!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Janis,
That is so totally adorable! I would love to learn how to do tags like that. tutorial??? :) :}



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