When I finally decided on a brand for myself and my creations, the first thing I wanted to do (after acquiring the services of a graphic artist) was to create my own fabric labels for my handmade items. I sent my shiny new professional graphic image off the an Etsy vendor who crafted me my very own rubber stamp of my brand. I love it. And then it went in a pile in the sewing room and has been forgotten. I sewed a few gifts, gave them away and had some regret they didn’t have my label. But not enough regret to motivate me to dig out the rubber stamp. I put stamp pads on my craft store list and finally purchased some cheap ones. I recently stitched up a very cute little baby snuggle wrap for a baby shower gift and had to physically force myself to dig out the stamp, stamp some fabric, heat-set it using the method described in Crafty Blossom’s blogpost. I made so many excuses on why this wasn’t going to work. I don’t understand why it is sooooooo hard to do. It must be fear. Anyway, I have stamped and sewn in my first one. The house did not burst into flames, I did not get struck by lighting and the baby swaddle blanket or label did not spontaneously combust. So………it will be easier to do next time and as I get more comfortable doing it, I want to eventually design a yard of fabric labels at Spoonflower as in these instructions at Things for Boys blog.
Goal: label everything I make!
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