Monday, 2 April 2012

Your Name Here!

After going large, with my spur of the moment quilt making session for Siblings Together on Saturday, I thought I better cross something off my To Do List pronto, as it's a very looooooooooooong one for April.

So yesterday, having spent a couple of evenings trying and failing at embroidering the name of my Name Tag swap partner for FQ Retreat, I finally cracked it, (if a 7 year old can read it without a problem, then I'm happy).

All well and good, but I can't show you the name anyway until it has been received later in the month!

I binned off the idea with all the black; I was thinking 'Pearly Kings & Queens' but it just looked miserable, so I went with what makes me happy... Melody Miller!

I was going to say 'here's what my partner will be sporting on June 2nd/3rd', but then I thought that was a bit presumptuous, as it may well get accidentally left at home in the excitement!


Well I love how it turned out, but I won't be wearing it, so I really hope my partner does too! 

I went with the lanyard rather than a badge, (because I have a tendency to over-think things, a lot!), and I didn't want my partner's top to be dragged to her knees under the weight of it, (oops, sorry John, not you then!); and I love lanyards, they remind me of cool back-stage passes (and work, hmmm).

OK, I'll shush now, can you tell I'm a bit nervous!?

37 comments:

  1. that is totally gorgeous! I can't even show a hint of mine because the entire thing is a total giveaway. I'm terrified!!!!

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  2. Great idea - I love it! I may have to pinch the necklace/backpass idea!

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  3. Super creative and gorgeously executed to boot. Lucky partner!

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  4. At least I'm not the only one worried like mad about it. I am thinking of redoing mine, even with the positive comments I got from the ladies at the London MQG meeting.

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  5. Love the bright colours and the lanyard style is inspired, so much so that I may also have to copy it ;-)

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  6. Ah yes, the 7-year-old reading test, well known in my industry... ;o)

    It looks fab though, and love the lanyard idea, may need to think about that too, I'm fearing a bit of a floppy moment!

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  7. Very cute! I like the lanyard idea!

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  8. I was worried about floppy moments too and love your lanyard idea - it`s gorgeous and as it is a MM with a bob, perhaps it`s for me??

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  9. Great idea, but don't we have til end May to post them out? Jxo

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  10. Stop worrying, anyone would love it, I sure do. I am totally going to use the lanyard idea as I don't much like the pin kind myself.

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  11. well, I will be thrilled if its for me! I havn;t started mine yet, better get a move on

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  12. It looks fantastic Hadley! I was considering going with a lanyard and I think seeing yours has just made my mind up :)

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  13. Perfection! And congratulations on your latest win!

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  14. It looks fantastic! You are a talented girl :o)

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  15. Does your partner have short blue hair? See, you are giving away who it is!!! J/k I love that fabric and you do beautiful work!

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  16. She's bound to love it! It's great!

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  17. I was too late for the swap so am making my own, and am totally going to steal the lanyard idea! Yours is lovely, lucky partner!

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  18. No need to be nervous! ........ will love it!

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  19. I am with Pennie and will also steal the lanyard idea. Great name tag !

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  20. What a great idea! There was a swap though and I missed it! Dang it! Oh well looks like I'll just have to make my own..=D

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  21. LOVINg it! I do hope I'm the lucky recipient ;)

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  22. **** no way is my partner getting a lanyard!! This is very cool! Love the fabrics and so much work has obviously gone into it :)

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  23. Heck yeah, I'd wear that as a piece of jewellery, not just on that weekend, either! Sadly, I'm not in this swapster, so it's not mine...but it's still lovely :) x

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  24. Ooh fabby, who doesnt love Melody miller :-)

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  25. Love it!
    I think I'm also going with the Lanyard idea. The thought of a brooch scares me. But I may rethink... we'll see...

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  26. love the lanyard ... inspired Hadders, inspired.

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  27. I LOVE IT! It's gorgeous. Just put my name on it and send it over!

    The lanyard is a fantastic idea. Well thought through! xx

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  28. I would most definitely wear it. Not that it will have my name on it. I'm not bitter. Really I'm not. Much.

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  29. and then you did a tutorial for all of us..... because WE ALL WANT ONE! and I'm not even in the swap!

    Beautiful work, as usual!

    Have a Happy Easter!

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  30. Love your style H, it's funky cool!

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  31. Your partner will be so happy, especially if it is me!

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  32. Oh I love this lanyard, think I'd feel important wearing this!

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  33. I wish I was going so that there was a chance it could be mine, but alas I am not and I am still sad about it! I want to meet everyone and hang out!

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  34. It's great and the lanyard is a good idea - she's bound to love it!

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  35. Awwww this is so awesome, I love the lanyard! It totally puts my sketch to shame, I may need to have a rethink :)

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