I was lucky enough to find fabric ink pads in muted red, brown and green colours by Yellow Owl Workshop. The great things about this ink is that the items you make using it can be washed and the colours don't really fade. It's absolutely wonderful! The first thing I made was these little custom sew-in labels. I made one for the baby quilt and then I got a bit carried away and made quite a few of them. I am sure they will come in handy one day.
You don't need much material to make the tags, just scraps of fabric, a few buttons, embroidery floss, and maybe some stamps and fabric ink. I know, I know, you might be thinking that it takes way too much time for something as small as this. It's much easier to just snip a piece of ribbon and sew it in. But really, when you need that extra special finishing touch and an excuse to play around with stamps - nothing can beat a tiny and a very cute handmade label that takes only minutes to make.
After that, I made a few linen buttons. How much fun I had! The only thing is that you have to apply ink carefully because once you stamp the fabric, there is no way of removing the ink. The buttons are so quick and easy to make and can be used for items of clothing or as decorations for hair clips, bags, even shoes. I have a small idea for these buttons and cannot wait to start working on it. I just hope it works out and looks as good as in my head.