So here is one set of my new range of gift tags - made using the cards you used to get in cigarette packets. They started out in 1875 and ran until the 1940s due to lack of available resources during WW2 (roughly as there are some small companies that still made them up until 2001 - see font of knowledge me!) Most of the hundreds I have are the vintage variety though. They are backed with white cardboard although the ones I make in the future will be backed with cardboard from clean recycled packaging - no surprise there then!
These are of garden flowers and I have another 19 sets upstairs waiting to have their photographs taken - see I was busy on holiday! I will show them to you when they are photographed and for sale. These flower ones are for sale in my Folksy shop if you fancy them ;)
And my resolution is not to buy any more craft stuff unless I have an actual need for it - I'm hyperventilating at the very thought!! I'd already resolved not to visit Sams (my fabulous local scrapstore) until October which should be fairly easy as my membership runs out next week but no actual browsing for stuff will be tricky. Although I am going to the fabric section of Oswaldtwistle Mills tomorrow to get some fabric for Tom's quilt which I was planning to make for his birthday last year (and then Christmas and then his birthday this year) so I thought I'd better get my finger out and get it made for Christmas this year! So that's an allowable trip out and I won't even be tempted by their craft section as it's so blinking expensive. So if anyone or anyone catches sight of me going near a craft shop/charity shop/car boot sale just for a look for supplies then you have my permission to sit on me so I can't go.
I'd love your feedback on the new gift tags please!