Wednesday, February 11, 2009

loose ends

I'm spending this afternoon tying up loose ends~ I had to ruminate about them all for a couple of weeks and gear up for it, but I'm enjoying it none the less.
After painting the walls icy lavendar over Christmas break, I moved my cutting table, desk, ironing board and various craft cabinets about 120 times before deciding on a set up I could live with. I'm still contemplating rearranging it, but it takes too much time. So today I finally cleared out some of the piles that inevitably happen when moving the studio. I basically felt like I was sitting in the middle of a giant pile of junk before, so it was pretty overwhelming.
Then I started working on some hang tags for some of my boutique clothing:

pretty fun and easy to do actually~
I printed out my new logo, 6 to a page so they are about 2 x 3 (on white cardstock), then printed out fiber content, sizing info, washing instructions, etc. on a separate piece of cardstock, then used some lovely fabric scraps cut just a bit larger than the logo rectangle.
I left extra fabric at the top, so I can hammer some tiny eyelets in for hanging. I love sewing paper, and if there is fabric involved it's even more fun. I used vibrant aqua thread in a zig zag stitch. I forgot to put the price, so I printed those out separately and stitched below the size on the back.

I sandwiched the fabric in between, made sure the front and back papers were matched up on the sides, and stitched all the way around. simple, pretty, useful. Maybe this is like the fun cardmakers have when putting pretty papers together, etc.
I love the raw edges and tattered look. I'll put in the eyelets and add some vintage ribbon, and safety pin them to the garments. Hopefully I'll get lots of oooh's and ahhhh's at the boutique.
I also found a bag of feathers and fun embellishments that have been lost for a few months (another perk of cleaning :)
so I made a little aqua pair of feather earrings~ available in my shop

now back to my tags!


Jessica! said...

LOVE the earrings!!

Zee said...

Being in the studio and organizing it it's so fun! Show it for us one of these days!!! I am curious!
I love sewing with paper too! Your tags are just adorable!

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