I have been planning to do this for a loooong time. Now all the prints in my online shop come already matted and there are also some frame options to choose from in there too!
I had been wanting to change over to all matted, and with some frame options, but hadn't been totally happily with the local framer I had been using. I'm pretty picky when it comes to framing. I think it comes from all the times I would go over to my Dad's on weekends and help out with his framing work. Usually I would cut the mounts, he would make the frames and Senol would cut the glass. Then Dad and I would often carefully put them all together. Always with lots of coffee breaks :)
Finally I found a framer here to work with that had excellent quality workmanship, reasonable prices and had some frames that I thought suited my work. I think that having them matted just looks more complete. I also think it makes them more special for gift giving and makes for better display in stores. Plus I have my new packaging 'ribbon' that sits nicely on it :)
I have also made up some little notebooks and put them in the shop! It was so fun to make them up...including stitching the binding! I'm hoping these will be the beginning of many!
Ok, now I'm off to get working on the next project! What have you been up to? Any Christmas or Winter creating?