The Crafty Crab

In the Making: August

It’s hard to believe the last of the summer is upon us already. We have prepared for several fairs this season, and it’s shaping up to be a very busy fall as well.  We’re definitely due for some R&R for Labor Day, but first, I have two new projects to share with you!

I have used my Sizzix Tags #3 doe numerous times, but, always on card stock. With so much scrap fabric lying around and the holidays coming, I decided to make fabric tags instead. I die cut a ton of them using a simple muslin for the tag backs and batting for the centers, to give the tags some loft. My sewing machine, some stamps and waterproof ink made quick work of the rest. I used waterproof ink because if the tags are used to dress up wine bottles or boxed homemade treats that are more likely to come into contact with water, ice, etc., the stamped sentiments will hold up.

Can’t you see these on holiday gifts and Thanksgiving bottles of cheer?! They’ll be up in the shop after we return from vacation, so keep an eye out for them. And, if you want to do some custom work for holiday tags, let’s chat!

Fabric tags galore!

The below shows my new shirt sleeve wine bags. I love upcycling into something new, and these fit the bill. So glad they’ve garnered so much interest at the recent fairs. These are going up in the shop soon as well.

Shirt sleeve wine bag and fabric tag.


Next I wanted to share with you something I’ve been chewing on for months. Literally. It seems like eons ago I purchased my Sizzix Oval Framelits. I knew that the aren’t known for cutting fabric, but I’m so lazy and hate the idea of having to make patterns, trace and cut. But, I wanted to make a pumpkin using them — I thought using a trio of layered ovals would be much prettier and more dimensional than using a pumpkin die. So, out the Framelits came and I put them to work. And, I’m so glad I did. This started out as a card, but I wound up framing it and am using for my fall décor this year.

This is only the tip of the decorating iceberg around here (it’s my favorite season), and am so excited to have something out to remind me what’s around the corner. How do you get your home ready for fall?

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Fall pumpkin card turned framed décor




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