Before, I created labels and tags to enhance the presentation of the numerous products I made from the fruit of two backyard plums trees. Every January I would (and still do) make jam, sauce, cordial and plum paste. And every January, I design a new label to emblazon my products.

I love the taste of plums. I love the plump ripeness, the taut skin itching to burst. I love the bruised hues, the rich, blood reds and purples and those dusty storm cloud blues and blacks. Plums are my preserve of choice! Is it any wonder plums are my first label inspiration!

I’d love to hear what your preserve of choice is. It may lead to a range of labels perfect for your homemade delights. Of course, you could always commission me to design a unique label created especially for you. Send me an email.