If you’ve had the opportunity to meet me in person then you may well have gone away with one of my Moo business cards – I’ve had several sets over the years, mostly featuring some of my favourite photos from the garden and beyond. I’ve had Moo mini-cards, and proper grown-up eco business cards, and my latest set has nifty round corners. I’ve never been as creative with them as some other Moo users, though – you can really make some wonderful things.
And so when the nice people at Moo asked me if I would like to try some of their stickers and labels, I was initially a little stumped. Should I make sticky business cards, which contacts could stick in their folders and that wouldn’t get lost on the train ride home? Perhaps little sticky versions of my book covers I could leave in prominent places, or a set of stickers as a companion to The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A to Z, featuring my best photos from the book.
Eventually I settled on two ideas. The first is related to Project: Nosh, which has evolved beyond merely eating new things from the garden, to preserving some of them to take the essence of the garden with me when I leave for Kent.
Carl started it with his suggestion that I make tarragon vinegar. The bottle needed a label.
And so I have tried to second-guess what I might take, and come up with 10 designs (there are 50 labels in the set, so I have 5 of each)
Of course, if you’re more organized than I am and know in advance what you’re going to be preserving then you’ll have less trouble picking designs ;) As you can see, you can write on the labels, which makes them ideal for labelling and dating jars of jam or packets of seed you collected in the garden.
And since my nieces (who are 5 and 7) are big fans of stickers, I picked out all my animal photos and made them each a set (exactly the same – no arguments! ;). There are 25 different photos in that set (you can make each individual sticker different), so I will only show you the highlights:
These are all rectangular stickers – there are other shapes and sizes you can customize to your heart’s content.
If you’re new to Moo then you can get 10% off your first order if you use my link – they add a few pennies to my pot every time I introduce a new customer, which I can spend on more sticky goodness. Which I will need, since I just harvested some rosemary to dry and take with me… and I didn’t put rosemary in my original set!