Well, it’s been a busy couple of days but I have got a lot done on the greetings cards front with quite a few in production now.
As you know, I only had four listed in my shops so thought that looked a bit pathetic but the trouble is that the designs take time not only to design (brain freeze) but also to make. Once they are complete it is just a matter of photographing or scanning (a whole separate blog entry I think) and then printing (another issue altogether!)
I got all inspired by the thought of spring and wanted to do some simple designs (a la folk art theme) so plumped for a single flower. Instead of making the design and then printing it I decided to sew straight onto the card – not very many other people seem to use this method, hence a good USP – and here are the results – I’m very pleased with the outcome I must say. I was even more pleased when one of the orange flower cards was sold on Etsy about half an hour after listing it – if only all sales were that quick!
I then moved on to some Mother’s Day designs and a New Home design, both of which are simple (there’s a theme here isn’t there!) as well as producing some nautical notelets (good alliteration) in red, white and blue. Joking aside, I don’t personally like crowded greetings cards – one simple strong design does it for me, which is very helpful if you can’t draw (which I can’t). My notebook looks a bit tragic but I know what I want to produce and thankfully this seems to work when translating my ideas to fabric – just as well really!
Take a look in my shops to see the cards in situ – links at the top of the page – feel free to buy some as well if the mood takes you! Until next time…
Craft Hippy xxx