Hi everyone, Oprah has her favorite things, and if you are wondering what we use to run our little business, here is a list of our favorite things. We’ve included links to Amazon:
First, the software we use to edit our pictures is Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 [OLD VERSION].
But if you want the new version, then here’s the link: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 We’ll be trying out this version soon, we’ll let you know what we think of it.
To make our packaging look branded, we use Avery Clear Full-Sheet Labels for the black logo, (on the bag in this picture).
When we want to put our Limited Edition Tags in our clothes, we use these transfer sheets, and iron them onto white ribbon, and cut them apart. This is sort of complicated, so maybe we’ll do a separate post about it sometime. InkJet Iron-On Dark T-Shirt Transfers
Here’s another similar transfer product we use to create our clothes labels. Dark T-Shirt Transfers
We use these cute little boxes to send our boots and shoes. White Cake Box
We use these nice little bags for sending customers any jewelry that they buy. Favor Bags
This is the sewing machine I use a lot – It’s feature rich, and really reliable. Brother
When we place grommets in the grommet jacket, we use this – Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch
I use these 2-Part Eyelets 5/32 (black) or white for thicker fabrics. The brand is Prym Creative or Dritz. It looks like you can get black and white online. I’ve purchased the metal colored ones, pictured left, at WalMart in the Sewing Department.
And this type of Eyelets if you’re using thin fabric.
These are my favorite scissors of all time! – You’ve got to try them… They’re tiny and super sharp. They work great for cutting thread very close to the fabric… Gingher Scissors
I use this trimmer to slice the iron on transfers in straight lines before ironing them onto the ribbon…Fiskars Paper Trimmer
I use this great rotary cutter to cut fabric, it works especially well on tulle and mesh- Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Okay, that’s enough for now, I’ll add more as I think of things…