9.27.2010

Look! I make stuff! (But seriously, please look at it.)

While I haven't been terribly inspired to write lately, I have found inspiration of another color in Craftland (note: not a real place). I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon yesterday learning how to do some embroidery stitches with the expert help of my mom and this handy book
I promptly decided that it's a delightful pastime, not to mention the source of abundant potential for style and cuteness. I mean, look how fun!
Just a simple sampler, but I'll definitely be playing with this some more!

Something I've been trying out for a while longer is the irresistible art of making cards. I've combined three of my most favorite things: paper, words, and colorful fabrics... and behold!




Charming, no? So far I've just made one here and there to give to friends and family, but I'm toying with the idea of an Etsy shop. What do you think? Would you give money in exchange for something like this? Handmade, each one unique, perhaps less cutesie and more funky+weird? If no one comments and says yes, I'll never do it! I'll burn all my fabric scraps and flush my rubber stamp alphabet down the toilet! I mean it! I don't care how lowly and pathetic it makes me look, I need your validation! Yes, that's in italics.

Happy Monday, friends! And you know what? I am so glad you looked at this. You made my day. I hope someone made yours.

10 comments:

  1. Consider yourself officially validated! Not get those cards up and going. You take care of the art, we'll take care of the figuring out all of the countless people we can share their beauty with. Deal?

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  2. do it. seriously, DO IT.

    (and, um, craftland is totally a real place.)

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  3. One happy recipient. A strong happy feeling comes over one when opening a Shannon David card creation. See for yourself: http://www.flickr.com/photos/saramouser/5031747009/lightbox/

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  4. They're beautiful, Shan. Nice work. The photos are also gorgeous. Etsy away!

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  5. I love the last one! That orange bee fabric ( <3 wish I could get that here) next to that blue is a gorgeous combination. What about slightly off-white paper, or wallpaper as a base? Go Shannon!!

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  6. http://www.sublimestitching.com/

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  7. but, but, but... i love these cards shannon!
    you definitely should open a shop in etsy... they're sooooo so nice! what an artist! :)))

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  8. As a crazy fabric lover and etsy doer - I say run with it! The more you do the more you learn, and custom orders are a super huge deal right now around the holidays. You could take it anywhere from lace and bow tie wedding invites, to velvet valentines, to the wildest reaches of your beautiful imagination. Having a blog and support of family and friends is the best way to hit the ground running - and look you already gots that in your back pocket!

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  9. Shannon - you must do this! I love your cards, there is such a sweet spirit about them.

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