Today was supposed to be another chapter in Spite Crafting with Cheltenham Road.
But, my sisters were visiting this week and it felt like it would kill the vibe (we laugh A LOT when we’re together)…….and also, spite crafting sometimes takes longer than anticipated….
So, emotionally questionable making is postponed – custom crafting to the front of the line!
My friend Bernie Shine of Shine Gallery wanted a vintage matchbook tray.
(and now a momentary plug).
If you’ve never visited the Shine Gallery site and you’re a lover of all things vintagy you owe it to yourself. Bernie is a terrific guy and has been collecting for decades. He has, no exaggeration, thousands of postcards, stickers, matchbooks, posters, patches, signs…. and on and on. For me it’s vintage graphic heaven and for anyone even marginally interested just touring the site it is a feast of fun images and glimpses of the past!
OK, back to the tray.
Bernie wanted to use actual, old matchbooks from his collection. I’d never done that before and was a bit worried if it would work but it came out great.
It was easy, and I think Bernie was pleased.
Up next a customer who liked my Jet Set Vintage Luggage Tag Drink Coasters asked me to do a few custom ones for her.
As soon as I do more official pics.
OK, the sisters have returned home and it’s time to return to my true self – petty and spiteful!