Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ephemera not rubbish

I can't stand to waste anything, so as I had a few Little Golden Books that were marked and torn and that couldn't be made into bunting, I thought I would spend a lazy weekend making some cards for Easter. I have sewn the illustrations onto blank cards and added some little red felt kisses to add to the love.
I have just loaded them onto my Etsy and MadeIt shops...("It takes sooo much time!" she whined)

I thought these would be a fabulous marketing idea after I spent a pleasant day yesterday shopping on Etsy. A little lightbulb went off in my head, or as Oprah would say, I had an 'Ah-ha moment'! I realised that I preferred to buy more than one item from a shop to offset postage prices, and if they were cheaper items, all the better. You have got to be in it to win it, after all.
As I was on a roll, I also used up some of the excess tissue from dress patterns to make these gift tags. I have been buying a few lately to prepare for the Love Vintage Fair. I check through all of them to ensure that all pieces are present, and often find some extras.
I have used some old vintage 'Miss Haversham' silk ribbon. It is very brittle but I love it. As these are only temporary items, I reckon that it is fine to use and full of shabby character.


  1. LOVING the easter cards. not only is the stitching just gorgeous but the felt kisses are icing on the cake!

  2. 'add to the love' indeed, you have a creative mind! super delightful airy post. the tags look gorgeous too...

  3. Lovely cards - they are so cute.

  4. What gorgeous cards and while in my shed yesterady (see my post) I found all the tags like yours and wanted to vintage them up was goiong to ask for suggestions but I love your idea too

  5. I love these gorgeous Easter cards, especially the felt kisses.

    Too cute!



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