Monday, March 22, 2010

My New Obsession

This is my new crafting hobby. I AM COMPLETELY ADDICTED.

These are cards. They're made with fabric, sewn onto the card stock. I LOVE ZIGZAG. It's seriously changed my life. I can do so much with it! (or should I say "I can do sew much?! Har har har!) So anyway, admittedly I recently saw this in the SouleMama.com archives, but it was a few weeks before that when Martin came home and gave me the idea. Yes, that's right. I am now getting crafting advice and ideas from my husband. He had been at Barnes & Noble and was looking at stationary sets and told me that some of them had stitching on them. He thought they were pretty cute and suggested I do something like that. And then I saw it the other day on SouleMama, but mine are a little different from hers.... she covered her entire cards in fabric, front and back, while I only cover the front so that they are not too bulky. And I think they wouldn't close up as flat if they had fabric on the back as well. Anyway, this is one set for sale in my Etsy shop, and I have two other sets up there too. I know one of these is a little wrinkly... Some of my other ones are too, and I can't decide if I like it or not. I definitely don't like how the wrinkles look in this picture, but in real life, you can hardly tell.... it just makes it obvious that it's fabric. I dunno. Anyway, they are super fun to make and take about nine seconds each. Yay!

Oh, Martin is making me post a second picture. He thinks these are more "eye catching". What's eye catching to me is Theodore's girth in the background.

6 comments:

Joey said...

I love the cards... Hand-made cards are the BEST, but I'm not crafty enough to do it! If you want to sell some, I'd buy them! :)

Maryanne said...

Super cute! Your craftiness is incredibly inspiring. I don't think I knew you had an etsy shop.

Annie said...

Ooo! Ooo! My etsy shop is linked on my sidebar!! It's near the bottom of the page...

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Joannie said...

making cards is strangely addictive, isn't it? you should come down to my apartment sometime and we can have a card-making party. bring your sewing machine! :)

Annie said...

Joannie, seriously. I think it's the I.G. factor. (Instant Gratification!) It's kind of like quilting, except instead of taking a year, it takes one minute!