Friday, September 28, 2012

DIY Tag Techniques

Blogging Business Artisans' September topic: New Techniques or Media.

Brought to you my Nancy from:

For some time now on the top of my 'to-do' list has been a desperate need to:
 Design a new tag technique to tag my plushies that will save precious time. 

I adore my original tags that I make...and so do my customers. 
However, soooo time consuming. 
{I'm talking hours to make 20}
My new technique has enabled me to make 100 tags in 10 minutes max!!!!!
This is a no-brainer.

The original tag pieces are all hand cut and tacky glued by myself into a half inch square. 
The new tags are made by stamping my logo, from a custom stamp, with opaque paint onto
a half inch square piece of bias tape. {twill works too}

I will continue to make my original tags in the future for my more expensive plushies, but for the smaller items such as party favors and ornaments made in larger quantities and sold at wholesale prices
I will begin stitching in my new tags.

Boy are you in for a special treat... 
because this post is full of DIY tagging secrets...

Original tags

Bias Tape
Opaque Paint
Custom Stamp
 Stamp Pad Foam


Sewn in with love,
I will reveal a plushie early October 
featuring my newest tag!!
Stay tuned....

Wishing you lots of creativity in the spooky month of October.

Friday Five --- Tangerine

Is it really going to be October 1st on Monday!!!???
Hard to believe.
But - I say Bring. It. On!
I enjoy every moment this time of year. 
Let the fun times begin:
pumpkin patch, pumpkin lattes, halloween...
What are your favorites this time of year?

Today's Friday Five topic is Tangerine -
my newest favorite color - perfect for the month of October. 

Feast your eyes
on the hip tangerine home decor collection
I put together for you to enjoy. 

Quick, cheap, & simple
ways to spruce up your home
for the fall months ahead.

I instantly fell in love with this darling pillow the moment I laid eyes on it. 
I really like the nature details.
I really could see this pillow POP on our brown leather couch this fall!!
by  My Dream Home

I just love tea in the fall.  Especially mint tea.  What is your favorite kind of tea?
by ShopYU

These are stylish sake cups but they would also work great for serving tea out of that teapot above!
by Jill Hannah

Modern decor is my favorite syle, and this clock would actually look great in any of my rooms!
by White Van

Everyone knows I'm a huge fan of owls.
I couldn't pass on featuring these lil hoots. 
I can't pass up on a soap dispenser that would make me smile every time I looked at it!
by Claylicious



"Over hill, over dale,

 Thorough bush, thorough brier,

Over park, over pale,

Thorough flood, thorough fire

I do wander everywhere."

~William Shakespeare

{Each photo is linked to an Etsy shop.  Click on a photo to see more details.}

My Memory Art

Thursday, September 27, 2012


S is for SHOES.

My three year old son's VANS

"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases."
~Carl Gustav Jung

Via Iphone 4 Design

"Loosing My Shoe" via Vocisconnesse

Choosing Shoes

By Frida Wolfe 
New shoes, new shoes,
Red and pink and blue shoes.

via The Newton Label

via Fancy Face Couture

via Simplicity is Bliss

Tell me, what would you choose,
If they'd let us buy?
Buckle shoes, bow shoes,

via Wooly Baby

Via The Bow Makers

Pretty pointy-toe shoes,

via Allen Company

Strappy, cappy low shoes;
Let's have some to try.

via Velvet Crush Vintage
Mens GBX Cappy Dress Shoe
via Journeys

Bright shoes,

via Makin' It Mama
white shoes,

via BaliElf
Dandy-dance-by-night shoes,

via Stutterin Mama

Perhaps-a-little-tight shoes,

via Mein Bellchen

Like some? So would I....

 Jenny Matlock

Wednesday, September 26, 2012