Monday, March 14, 2011

Etsians For Distaster Relief

Tickled Paisley will be donating 50% of all sales to AmeriCares Foundation for Japan's Tsunami Relief.  Donation will be made monthly through paypal.  Be sure to check out other Etsians who are also donating portions of their sales for the Tsunami Relief (you can search terms Tsunami Relief, Japan Tsunami Relief).

Please help spread the word! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Label It!

There are many posts on the internet about how to make your own labels - here's how I do mine. These are so easy to do and definitely add a more professional look to anything you sew.  Because I make handbags and wallets, I like for my labels to coordinate with my item.  I use the cotton inkjet sheets (there are satin ones as well).

  • I use Microsoft Word - go into Tools, Windows & Mailings, Envelopes & labels
  • Choose the approximate size of the finished label you want.   Note that I'm not actually printing sticky labels - I just use this function for spacing purposes only on the finished sheet.  
  • Choose your font and color, type in your text & print on the fabric sheet. Now you have sheets ready to be cut into labels.  
    I typically print 30 or so labels on one sheet in an assortment of colors.  That way, I'll more than likely have the color label I want when I need it.   Do you have items that need a larger label?  Or a teeny tiny label?  You can adjust font size to accommodate that as well.

    To apply the label, cut the label to size, peel off the paper back, use a steam a seam tape to iron the label in place.  I zig zag stitch over the label to give it a more finished look.  There you have it!  Have fun creating your own labels!


      Wednesday, February 23, 2011


      I know it's been months since I've last posted and I have been debating putting this little blog away forever, but I may just give it another try.  I find that I really don't have the time to do this blog thing properly and would much rather read all of yours.  So, while I may not post regularly, I will hopefully post enough to keep you reading.

      We are getting a tease of spring here in the south and I'm lovin' it!  We were in Orlando over the weekend and boy was it nice!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for those of you in the north and the midwest that spring will get here soon for you too!    

      I've been working on some spring wallets and handbags - I am definitely gravitating towards the large florals - Kate Spain's Central Park and Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet II have been some of my favorites lately.  How about you?  What are you working with these days?  Have a great week!