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Friday, July 2, 2010

Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap

It's time to reveal the fabric postcard I've been making for

The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap run by Beth over here.


There was some time spent figuring out just how to make a stitched postcard. 
And of course the time to work out what I wanted to put on it...and there was also some time put aside to ponder the theme...

So here is my little postcard that shows
 there is always time for....







The crafty words were printed onto inkjet printer fabric and appliqued. I had some print left over from something that one of my daughters was working on which came in handy. One evening I sat down and prepared a tiny bit of knitting (on a pair of toothpicks! - someone has too much time on their hands!!). 

Publisher had the right sized postcard back, which also went onto inkjet printer fabric. 
There will be a special message to go on the back and then it will fly on it's way to the USA...I wonder if this is you????




I used a variety of techniques in this stitched postcard: inket printing, applique, machine embroidery/machine quilting, knitting, couched thread, attached charms...I think I went a bit over the top...

There are some wonderfully creative people who, even though they don't know it, helped me. If you see yourself in this screenshot of my favourites (cheater way of 'referencing'), thank you for lots of instructions to help me attempt my first fabric postcard.

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...

3 comments:

  1. Wow so much of your postcard is part of my life music, tea, "violin player", knitting, sewing, measuring, blue.
    I love it!

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  2. Clever, clever lady. I could see something like this in my head but could not get it out. I think it is beautiful without being kitchy (that's what I was trying to avoid). Cherrie

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  3. I love this Hilary! And you are so right, there is always time for all those special things (or we need to make time for them!)
    Thanks for joining in
    Beth

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Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...

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