(side note about fridge contents... i adore ketchup. can you tell?)
it's been a heinous work week, well, the past two weeks really, and to take my mind off the stress of incessant annoying and angry phone calls that just won't stop i spent my breaktimes trying to totally blank out into creative zone. not actually making things obviously, but thinking and planning and scheming just a little. the results were that i came up with some new notecards that i was really happy with, coming soon to a petite shop near you:
and these new "melange" cards that i like so much i'm having a hard time thinking of putting them up for sale...
i also ordered a custom hand stamp to stamp the backs of them with my shop name and url. i tried my first foray into stamp carving before ordering one, but it was definitely too big to use on the cards. i did this one with my huge xacto-like craft knife thingy (which wasn't so exacto of a technique- the top of the b suffered a near-fatal slice) but it was really fun and turned out decently.
and it's already been good for stamping larger, packaging type stuff. i like the very obviously handmade printing quality to it. kind of a distressed look. these are vintage button magnet sets. they're the other thing i've gone crazy making these past few weeks.
it's funny how i start an entry like this thinking i don't really have anything new to share, but it's like one thing makes you think of another, which makes you think of another... which makes me think i really do craft night and day without realizing it. i feel so productive! i'll still be posting new stuff in the shop the next few weeks. i've been trying to post one new thing every day. i think for now i'm headed off to enjoy my lovely, clean, new-looking bathtub and one of my favorite free perks of my job!