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.