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Girl!! You better get yourself some archival quality "Wonkadilly" labels!!! :lol::lol:
When I started making bears... I thought it would be cool to have some type of item on my bear to identify it. You know... kinda like how Steiff uses their button....
I remembered in Debbie Kesling's book on how to make Miniature bears.. that she uses tags made out of Shrinky Dinks (a plastic that shrinks) so that is what I use! I found a teddy bear shaped paper punch for mine...
My husband and I are both "clean freaks" and need to have things organized - by the way, I am not obsessive compulsive!!! Things just have their place and it drives me bonkers if they arent where they are suppose to be!!!
I too don't want to sign my bears foot . I sew in my folded once into a loop tags under the arm on the side of the body ...that is about as un- noticable a tag can get I think...it's there but not sticking out like a sore thumb.
I also put a laminated hang tag onto the bear. I like the idea of a photo of the bear on the hang tag but just haven't got around to doing it yet...There is so much to do and I feel like I am soooo behind.....Winney
Laura - would you mind if I did something similar???
Oh please go ahead! It wasn't my original idea I got it from Debbie's book!
Thank you, Laura - I would rather ask first and not have you get angry
Laura - by the way, I bought some shrinky dinks and made my tags this weekend! They turned out perfect - I bought a whole punch that is in the shape of a tag and stamped a bee onto it and signed it "Kim-Bee Bears 2005". They turned out wonderful! I guess I was a deprived child and never had shrinky dinks when I was little - They were fun to watch shrink up - Easily amused I guess!:) Anywho, thank you for the suggestion!!!
Fantastic Kim! Oh wow... never made "shrinky dinks" as a child? You poor thing!!
I found that fishing line - using a square knot - seems to be the most secure in attaching these tags.
Laura, you are wonderful! So helpful to a gal just starting out in this business!!!
:)Daphne, I believe the quote is " CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE SELDOM TIDY". I'd rather create and be remembered than to just be remembered for having a spotless home and nothing else. Liveable yes, eat off the floors, no.
Teri, welcome to the board and thanks much for the great quote!! I need to show it to my husband. VERY cute avatar you have . . . lets see some more!!
Teri - Thanks! That's me!!