Sunday, November 8, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

As if it weren't enough with all activities that the kids and family engage in...  Here it is, not even Thanksgiving and I have started printing Christmas goodies.  This is the first year that I am selling letterpress goods that relate to Christmas.  I am just hoping that by starting now- I will be finished by Thanksgiving to really focus on the true meaning of the holiday.  (I have to tell you though- I really adore the Christmas coasters that I am working on- I want to hang them from the ceiling and stand in them  - tee - hee)

Here is one of the "retro ornaments" that I designed.  See the ink glistening?  Still wet- it takes at least 24 hours to dry- these cuties took almost 48 hrs.

Here is the other retro coaster.  Reminds me of being a little kid and looking at that big beautiful Christmas Tree

The hand mixing ink- I love this color.  Think 1950's red-pink.  Great color!

In this picture you can see the gauge pins that I mentioned in the last post.  First you print directly on the paper- and figure out were you put the pins.  It was tricky with these coasters because I designed them to edge- meaning that the little arms can hold the coaster down. 

I will tell you that I am tired.  Felt like I had ran a 10k when I was done.


Creating Me said...

I love those Christmas coasters! I definitely want to buy a set. I'll have to keep an eye out on your Etsy shop.

Duni said...

I love them! You did a fabulous job!

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Great stuff!

Sugar Daddy Dating said...

Wow! Amazing items! A lot of people will surely like this.