Saturday, 22 January 2022

Made Cards and Plant Labels

Another week mostly hibernating through January, except for a trip to Diss for shopping and to meet up with Rachel-from-Norfolk for our regular catch up in Morrisons cafe. (BTW in my defence, I only have a bacon roll and 2 coffees if I've not eaten breakfast before going up to Diss!)

It's been a cold week but there were several spells of sunshine and I got out for a quick walk most days to catch some vitamin D - I work on the principal that a mile is better than nothing! 

I finally got round to making some terracotta plant labels for myself after finding the pack of air-drying  Das clay at a car boot sale last year. (I made some the same for the Hampers in 2020)

Yes, there is one printed the wrong way round.

These are now drying, they will just need a little sanding on edges and then I have to find the tin of clear varnish - hope it moved here with me - I shall be very cross if it didn't.

I also made up the 3D Decoupage cards ready for Christmas and, with what were left from this year, I don't need to buy any unless there are any cheap charity packs at a boot sale.



And, with all the reading I mentioned yesterday, that was another week gone.

This week I am grateful for

  • Good books again
  • Sunshine
  • A Warm house
Hope you have a good weekend 
I shall be back Monday
Sue

32 comments:

  1. What did you use to make the letters on the plant labels? They look lovely!

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    1. They are impressed with a set of little letters that slide into a holder thing!

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  2. Those plant labels look so professional

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    1. I liked them when I made them in 2020 for the hampers so was pleased to find the cheap pack of terracotta Das at a boot sale in May

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  3. Love the cards and what a great idea for labels.

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    1. The labels will be even better after the fiddly job of varnishing them!

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  4. Gosh, you deserve a medal if you had to punch each of the letters individually. They look really really good. As Angela said - very professional.

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    1. The letters fit into a holder to stamp the words - very easy!

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  5. I have a pack of air drying clay, I got it for Will and I to play, but now he is at school we don't get so much time. I do like your plant sticks. I have wooden ones in some shrubs with dates I planted them, I might make some with dates on to replace the wooden ones which rot over time.

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    1. I hope these last well once varnished, I haven't asked my sister or sister in law if the ones I made for them at Christmas 2020 are still OK

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  6. Glad you made use of your 'hibernation' by makinng cards and plant labels. I have made a few Christmas and Birthday cards as I mean to be ahead of the game this year and not rushing at the last minute.

    We went to our local garden nursery yesterday so that I could get some more card supplies as they have a great selection for all crafts. To say I was disappointed is putting it mildly as they are having a shift around and the craft section is massively depleted. So when I got home I ordered what I needed from Hobbycraft online, plus a few wants to get the free delivery.

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    1. How frustrating to find it was all change at your garden centre.
      Luckily we don't have many places selling craft things around here as I have enough!

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  7. Those labels look really good, Sue. How long do you think your clay will keep open?

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    1. Do you mean the packet once open?
      The pack I used for these was just a small one picked up at a car boot sale and most was used. Ive wrapped the rest in foil and clingfilm in case I think of more labels to make.
      I bought a big pack which I used for the Christmas presents in 2020 and used it all so none left then.

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  8. Your clay plant labels look fantastic. Having everything labelled and organized should make for very productive growing. Like you, when I eat breakfast out, I always have eggs and bacon along with numerous cups of coffee. No holding back for me... Your 3-D cards are very nicely done too.

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    1. These clay labels are much nicer than the little plastic ones I normally use!

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  9. The plant labels look really good. I've never bought clay...thought about it....but never bought any. That might have to change! Great cards too.

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    1. I came across the idea for the labels in a book somewhere and wanted to have a go straight away - but otherwise I don't think I'm much of a potter!

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  10. Clever you - it all looks fantastic. xx

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  11. Tis the simple pleasures that mean more than anything m'thinks, good books, sunshine, a warm house and a bacon roll...heaven. Oh love the clay pot labels Sue, very nice indeed

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    1. Thank you John.
      It's good to have simple pleasures - they are more easily come by

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  12. I do love the terracotta plant labels! I remember when you made them for the hampers. You would pay a good bit to buy those ready made. It is wonderful that you and Rachel are able to get together occasionally. Have a lovely weekend Sue!

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    1. It will be good to have the labels for myself after making them to give away!
      Yes, it's really good to meet up with Rachel each month.

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  13. Best of luck locating the supplies to finish the stakes. It all is in the house, somewhere!

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    1. Found the varnish in the garage, almost where I thought it was!

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  14. Those labels look amazing. So do the cards, I have so much respect for you getting them done. If I did anything for Christmas next year, I would never find them because I'd put them somewhere safe!

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  15. Love those plant labels. Awesome job.

    God bless.

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  16. Very nice! I love the plant labels. They look great. I always think that getting out for any kind of walk is good. It makes me feel better!

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  17. First time on your blog and it's such a delight:)

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