I am becoming a big fan of stamps. I don't really do papercraft, I am too impatient and careless, but stamping on fabric is so satisfying and after the difficulties I had with standard pigment ink which I could not set heat set, I was relieved to discover Versacraft, stamp ink pads designed for fabric and easily set with an iron. It is a dream to use.
This alphabet is the one I use most, Hero Arts Clear Design Bird Branch Alphabet. I like the font and the plastic clings securely onto the mount. I have 2 sets, I managed to lose letters in my early stamping days- I have learnt to be more careful. On Etsy, there are many hand carved stamps available. I was lucky enough to stumble across Tommie's shop.
That's her work above, the heart sewing machine, the love letter and, custom for me, my blog name, button and spool, beautifully carved and mounted on to wood blocks. You can see how beautifully they stamp.
The little building and modern sewing machine stamps are carboot sale finds from my friend and carboot companion Kathy. She has generously given me the machine one. It's metal so pleasingly resilient and finely detailed.
And this is what I do with them! My Doll Quilt Swap label- recipient's name obscured,
A cotton tape label for a new bag (will show more soon)
Stamped straight onto the back of a new cushion, and a button tag (more of that another time too)
on the other side of the button is the spool, my favourite.
There's more on my Doll Quilt creation- it's almost finished...