Saturday, 24 July 2010

Swing Tickets and Price Tags

One of the problems I have here, is that I don't know where to get things that I had no problem finding in the UK.  This, I think, is because of the greater distances between places out here.  I may get what I want in Limoges - but if not I might have to go to Lyon or Paris and, even then, it would not be easy to find what I want.

I'm not talking clothes here, or yarn, or fabric, but things that I would like for the shop, such as pretty tissue paper, nice paper bags, pretty price tickets...

Take price tickets as an example.  I know there is an outlet on the Industrial Estate just north of Limoges, that sells bags and paper, but I can't find them on the Net and it takes 45 minutes to get there (and another 45 minutes to get back) so I am reluctant to go just to find they don't have what I want.  I don't want your plain, brown tickets, or those little white ones with string.  So - I decided to make my own.

I bought a tag cutter, which stamps out (manually) tags from card...

...and then I punch a hole in the top with a Victorian sewing tool meant to make Broderie Anglaise and thread some organza ribbon through them.

They look very pretty when they're done, and I think I may sell them in packs of 6 for a euro, as well as use them as price tickets in the shop!


  1. Amazing idea! They're super cute, and really add something. Well done!

  2. Very, very pretty. 'Tres chic'? Is that correct wording? Very inventive also. 'Necessity is the mother of invention'.