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If you haven’t sent in your gift tag for the Machine Give-Away…what are you waiting for?  Today is the last day!  Here are the latest entries.  We were blown away by the creativity and the thoughtfulness behind the designs. 

Entry from Kathryn B. “The tree in grandma’s yard is called the Magic Basta Tree. Grandpap decorated every limb, Great-Grandma would yell “Basta” (which means enough in Italian). After dark he would sneak out and add more, saying in the morning “it was magic.” This tag holds a CD of past Christmas pictures.”

Entry from Mary T. “My gift tag is made from a Christmas green cotton print, embellished with metallic threads and crystals. I added a gold braid trim around the edges, which also becomes the tie. The tree is done in a sparkly white metallic thread, and the outlined leaf accents in gold metallic. I added “diamond” crystals to the tree for extra sparkle, and red crystals to the words “from Santa.” I photographed a little cloth Santa holding the tag.”

Entry from Carol S. “Using a cotton ‘left-over’ material from the first quilt I ever made, I first embroidered the tree using a varigated brown thread and a gold thread for the leaves. The snowman was added and then I slipped another ‘left-over’ piece to make Luke’s name. Next, I pulled another piece of the blue fabric and made a second tag and overlayed a piece of plastic. I glued the front and back pieces together and edge stitched the two pieces together. The embellishments were glued on using tacky glue something I had in my craft bin — 7 small pieces used all together). I cut the hole in the tag; slipped thru some ribbon and created a Christmas message to insert in the back. A name and address card was also created so when my son travels to New York…he has a luggage tag!”

Entry from Claudetta T. “My gift tag is special with sparkling gold fabric. ”

Entry from Karen H. “My gift tag is embroidered on red cotton using a “military forrest green” and “brass” for the tree, “silver” for the peace symbol,
“white” for the words, and “military forrest green” around the eyelet and the entire tag. A few beads have been added to the design.”

Entry from Grace C. “Cut white cardstock tag sprayed with homemade Glimmermist dabbed with inks stamped with tree. Painted With luminer paint them glittered with glitter glue.”

Entry from Laurie C. “Square tag – what could be more traditional than simple red and green?

Round tag – I chose the fabric because 20-odd years ago, I sewed for my daughter a bedroom suite (bedspread, sham, lamp shade, dressing table skirt) from this fabric. I saved the scraps <smile–doesn’t everyone?>. She has always loved purple and loved the bedroom when I was finished. The bling in her name signifies that she is my shining star.”

Entry from Phyllis S. “The gift card is printed on gold card stock. I traced the tree with gold marker and cut out green sequin pieces for leaves. The edges were cut with decorative scissors and a gold cord is for tying the card to a give.”

Entry from Tara B. 

Entry from Betty H. “I used felt material with Sulky Solvy on top

I used Old English size 14 for Dad with Sulky #1078 thread

Line Script size 8 for Happy Father’s Day with Mettler poly sheen #1220 thread

Line script size 4 for You are like a tree strong and tall with Mettler poly sheen #1220 thread

I used Mettler #0933 for the tree.

I used Mettler #0932 for the tag and the other leaves.”

You can take a look at all of the entries by visiting our Facebook page and looking at the album.

Great job! 




  • Barbara Hipp

    Entry suggestion for materials in the wire baskets……….
    Roll it and put ribbon, string or rubber band around it.
    Works great.

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