Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ohio Bag Tags

Way back when I first started making bags I decided that it would be really cute to add a tag as an accessory . A fun little extra that I could also use to sign my name, Mary Moon Designs.

The first ones I made where created from wood pieces that I bought at the store and decorated before adding to the bag. I didn't think they were large enough or unique enough so I was trying to come up with a better way to execute my plan. My husband offered to cut the wood tags out for me, but wanted to know what shape I wanted them in. Oval, square, circle ?
I was so busy creating the purses I couldn't think of a perfect shape to make them. I tossed around a few ideas. when I mentioned a tag in the shape of Ohio my husband said he really liked it. He commented, " You live in Ohio, you work in Ohio , your an Ohio artist. It kinda makes sense"

When customers are looking over my bags they always stop at the Ohio bag tag in the palm of their hand and comment on how much they love them.

This is a collage of my Ohio tags on a Ohio background that my husband put together

Ohio's state symbols:

State animal: White-tailed Deer (1987)
State beverage: Tomato juice (1965)
State bird: Cardinal (1933)
State capital: Columbus[3] (1816)
State flower: Red carnation (1904)
State herb capital: Gahanna (1972)
State insect: Ladybug (1975)
State motto: "With God all things are possible." (1959)
State reptile: Black racer snake (1995)
State rock song: "Hang On Sloopy" (1985)
State song: "Beautiful Ohio" (1969)
State stone: Ohio Flint (1965)
State tree: Buckeye (1953)
State wildflower: Large white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) (1986)