Customer Creations

One of the most fun things I can do with my vintage images is print them onto a special kind of fabric which is designed to be printed on using an inkjet printer.

I sell these finished fabric blocks as supplies in my Etsy store KatyDids Fabrics. And some of my customers are kind enough to share the items they make with them with me. Some even then sell the finished items on Etsy, which is really cool.

Here’s one lovely bag a customer made with one of my fabric blocks:

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You can purchase this bag in her store Belle Epoque Creations, which is full of clever and lovely handmade items of all sorts.

Another customer made a throw pillow with a fabric block she purchased from me, which I love (we’re big fans of cows here on the farm.)

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And another customer even upholstered a chair with one of my fabric blocks! (I am not at all skilled at upholstering and am in awe of those who are.)

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These are just a few ideas of things that can be done with my fabric blocks, stop by my store and check them out.

Fun With Stickers!

My mom and her sister have always collected stickers, along with greeting cards (and other things, of course.)

Recently I’ve branched out into creating stickers with the vintage images I use in my Etsy store, and I’m having so much fun with it!

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It took a while to get the right sticker stock, and program to make them. Usually I use InDesign, but this time went with a program by Avery, who makes the sticker stock I’m using.

Right now I’m staying with a simple 1.5″ round sticker for my designs, but at some point might branch out to do kiss-cut stickers, which will require the purchase of something like a Cricut machine. I need to evaluate how they do in my market before making that leap.

But for now, I’m really enjoying the process of putting my images on sticker stock, and the only problem is deciding which ones to do first!

The Horsey Set

Tonight my husband and I are attending a meeting at the Kentucky Horse Council, so I’ve been working pulling together a group of horse themed greeting cards to donate to the door prizes. One of my favorites of these is a lovely card by artist Aleardo Terzi, from a vintage postcard, circa 1918. In it we can see a young woman holding the bridle of a white horse. It’s available as a card, print, bookplate, or fabric block in my Etsy store now:
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Gearing up for Halloween

I’ve listed some really nice Halloween images in my Etsy stores lately, both for cards and fabric (and of course, prints, bookplates, magnets etc.)

This first image is a classic image from Gil Elvgren, a pinup girl dressed as a witch, riding a broom (on a photographer’s set it appears) across a big yellow moon. Love his racy, saucy girls, they’re just the best!

More Fun on Etsy

Two more Treasuries! It’s always such a pleasure to be included in a creative Treasury on Etsy, not the least of reasons is that it encourages me to seek outside my box, as it were, and discover things I might not find otherwise.

Today my wonderful Cowboy Couple card is included in this Treasury: Rodeo, which is full of all things Western.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And my New Moon Bunny fabric block is included in an eclectic group titled Monday Loves:

Being Inspired

Today not one but two of my cards have been featured in a Treasury on Etsy, so I am feeling doubly blessed! The Curator is thinking about selling herself on Etsy, and made a Treasury of some of the items that have inspired her to bring her own art to the site soon.

Here are the two cards I was lucky enough to have featured by her:

A fun mermaid image by artist Willy Pogany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a lovely work from an illustration by Jane Mary Dealy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fox hunting we will go!

A fun Treasury on Etsy today features one of my cards, a lovely image by artist Roy Best. The Treasury has a fox hunting theme, if you’re into horses and riding to the hounds, stop by and check it out! Here’s my card, you can find it in my Etsy Store: