Friday, April 25, 2008

I have made the 1st batch of ancestor spoons into pendants and I'm loving how they look. Thanks to everyone for all your suggestions and comments. I still plan on making some ornament ones as well. Don't you just love the idea of "instant relatives."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No Shirt Sulu

I'm on a quest to see how much of a comic book I can recycle into something else. I've made pins and mini envelopes before but this was my first try at gift tags. The funny part about this set is that I posted them on my flickr and got over a hundred views in 1 day. I thought it a bit strange till I realized my title - No Shirt Sulu - might have had something to do with it.

I wasn't trying to give the wrong (naked) impression, I just thought the drawing of Sulu was so funny that I had to make it into a gift tag.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More, More, More

More new items. These are Gift Tags on a Stick!

I found a beautiful deck of vintage cards that each had a different bird illustration on them and turned them into gift tags. The back of each is now covered in sturdy cardstock, stick attached and an area left for you to write a message on.

These look great inside gift bags because they stick out of the top and can be seen easier. They also look great stuck inside a plant, a cupcake, or a teacup full of chocolate as shown here.
Did I mention that I can't stop making new things? It's a problem, really!

Monday, April 14, 2008

More New Items - I Can't Stop!


I can't stop making new things! :) Thanks to everyone who posted comments for my ancestor spoons. I'll have updated pictures of that soon. I've boiled it down to pendants and ones that are bent so they prop up to look like an oval picture frame.

My new project today though is PIN CARDS! I don't know why this didn't occur to me sooner, but I was making some handmade cards this weekend and had my circle cutter out that I make the pins with when I realized I could combine the two. I just happen to be cutting up a little field guide to wild flowers from 1945 and decided to let them be my prototypes. I like how they turned out. I cut the picture out to make the pin and then cut the flower description out and glued it to the front of the card. The inside is blank for you to write your own message.

The only thing I haven't had time to test yet is how will the pin fare when mailed in a regular envelope? I don't know if it'll get dented or if the cardstock paper will support it. My mother is mailing one to my Aunt today to see how it works. She sent her a strawberry one.