There was a lot of scrap fabric left from these 'things' and I thought what better than to turn them into labels!
This was the first time I was experimenting with my new name and it was such a breeze. The size was great, there were no awkward lines from letters, and, this must be the slight (maybe more) obsessive-compulsive characteristic I have, but I do like words that are all the same level and of similar width...
I've been doing research on what needs to be put onto labels and I have found it to be important (possibly mandatory) that the brand name, where it was made, the fabric content and care instructions are clearly stated. So that's what I did! I originally started off with 'Made in England', but I found it to sound a bit too old fashioned, and 'Made in United Kingdom' or 'Great Britain' sounded too generic. I finally settled for 'Made in London / UK'...I guess I just like to be different!
The care symbols were a bit of a pain as I couldn't find a high resolution image of them anywhere on the Internet, so I had to draw them out myself one-by-one using Photoshop.
When it came down to the actual label, I really wanted something fresh and new, something I hadn't seen before. I was going to sew the sides inwards so the edges were neat, but before doing so, I overlocked the edges as to prevent fraying... and that's when I realised that I really liked how they looked just how they were! They were oozing that homespun feel which go really well with the 'things' I am working on, so I stuck with this new method and used up more of the scrap fabric!
Now, can you guess what these 'things' I am working on are? Sorry, no clues!