Thursday, 20 November 2014

Speed Craft Challenge - another Anything Goes Fortnight

Hi Everyone
It's time for another Speed Craft Challenge, all we ask is that you complete a
crafty project  in 15 mins that follows our current theme and for this coming fortnight we are keeping it as
I have made a festive tag but believe me my original idea was quite different from my final result, I had a 15 minute meltdown!!!!!

I decided for my 15 minute make I would make a fabric tag  with some applique and free motion stitching.  I wouldn't by any stretch of the imagination call myself a sewer but as I own 2 sewing machines, and at this point you might ask "why does someone who doesn't sew have 2 sewing machines" you can blame my mother for that one as she is trying to lure me into her hobby. So I thought this simple make can't be too difficult and I had seen some lovely ones on Pinterest.
So I cut all my pieces before I started the clock, you are allowed to prep a little, and started the clock.
I stitched all my Christmas Tress to the fabric and then constructed the tag to stitch all the layers together and at this point realised that my needlework skills were desperately lacking. At this point my stress levels were sky high and the realisation that I had no hope of completing this to a state that I would be happy to photograph it let alone post on my blog!
So I salvaged what I could and stitched that onto a Ranger kraft tag and added as my sentiment a Tim Holtz festive remnant rub.
I have to admit that I went over my 15 mins by several minutes but if I had made it from the start as it finally ended up I would have completed it within the time frame.
I will have another go at making another, as I intended this one to be, but not until I have consulted the oracle, my mother lol.
There are some fabulous 15 minute makes from the DT Here for your inspiration which really demonstrate what you can do in such a short time frame.
So why not spare us 15 minutes and show us what you can create, if any of you are sewers you can show me how it's done lol
Thanks for stopping by you know how much I appreciate it
Amanda X


  1. Well I love it Amanda,it's a really funky tag and well done you for doing something different....I won't ask you to sew any curtains though ha ha ha

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Hi Amanda! I love your tag, I love the originality and the unique design! The good thing is you finished it and it looks gorgeous! Xx

  3. Considering your sewing melt down you made a wonderful Tag with some fantastic edges. Don't want perfection when sewing on items like this, your edges mirror hand drawn ones which is perfect. Good to see your completed Tag Amanda, you should make more they are gorgeous! :-) xxx

  4. Its a great tag, good for you getting the pieces sewn together, close to the time allowed.
    Yvonne x

  5. So funky it a lot...lovely trees, very creative Amanda!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

  6. Love, love, love your stitching on this simple tag! OK, simple, but with lots of pizzazz for the holiday! Well done--in just in time!

  7. Hi Amanda, I love your tag great make in great time

  8. Oooh speedy, that was a good make in that time!! Well done xxx


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