Wednesday, September 15, 2010

minimal waste

I really don't like wasting things that could be used for a purpose other than the originally intended one. This means I have a bit of a tendency to hoard things, as anyone with a 'stash' would no doubt appreciate.
Don't get me wrong wrong, I'm certainly no Mr Trebus and I do know when enough is enough and it's time to throw something away, or give it to charity.
I recently did a print commission, and as with most these things, I printed more than was needed for the job, for quality purposes - as I find it's far better to have too much and be able to pick the best quality, than not enough.
Overprints and additional card have now been transformed and made into gift tags, which are for sale here and here
I'm a bit of a sucker for all things wrapping. The way something is wrapped says a lot about a person, I think.

4 comments:

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

What beautiful muted tones. I love the tags they would make lovely winterwonderland themed Christmas giftwrap.

Sam x

Lina said...

These are lovely and a great way to use up odds and ends. I'm with you on not wanting to be wasteful. Had to laugh at the Mr Trebus link - I totally remember watching that on the telly! Stick it up yer chuffer indeed!

Noomiy said...

so simply and so pretty! :) I like it! ;)

Stitchbird said...

Oh I do sympathise. But I am not sure I know when enough is enough - I think I have definite pack rat tendencies. The cards are beautiful.