I have been so busy that I haven't made a fabric postcard in a long long while. If you have any pictures you would like for me to share email them to me firstname.lastname@example.org. Give me a little info about it and you and I will post it on this site.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This isn't the greatest picture. I used my cell phone to take the picture. I couldn't find the batteries for the digital camera. I wanted to host another thread sketching fabric postcard swap but I wanted to have a specific theme. I googled fabric postcards and looked at the images of other peoples fabric postcards for inspiration. I don't remember what the fabric postcard looked like that inspired the 4 elements idea. It took some thinking on my part to try to create something that looked like a picture and just wasn't a bunch of symbols. I sketched the idea out on paper before tackling the actual thread sketching.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I broke down and bought a bolt of the fusible stabilizer I use to make fabric postcards. I get a lot of emails asking what I use and where to buy it. I decided to start selling precut 4 x 6 inch pieces specifically for making fabric postcards in my Etsy shop. I think a lot of people overseas have a hard time finding it or so it seems. If you click the link it will take you to my store and the listing I have up for 5 of the rectangles.
As Always Happy Sewing.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I saw the idea for a Broadway fabric postcard one day while searching for new ideas for swaps. Some one had made a Phantom of the Opera fabric postcard. I found quite a few that I want to make. I decided to make one based on the musical, "Hair". The thought of somehow making hair seemed liked it would be fun. This is what I came up with.
I used fusible webbing to get the peace symbol to stay on and then sewed the yarn on with my machine.
Here are the other two re-purposed quilt block fabric postcards that I made.
These are pictures of two that I received.
This one came from Judee in California.
This one was sent to me by Beth in Texas.
I also made this one. There was two swaps. I had the same person for both swaps so I made a different fabric postcard. I didn't want to send her one similar to the one I had already sent.
I really enjoy embellishing fabric postcards with silk flowers. The quilt block was left over from a baby quilt that I made for a lady at church a few years ago.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I started with a quilt block that I received in a swap. It had pieces sewn on the wrong way. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. It ended up producing four 4 x 6 inch fabric postcards. I added some ribbons so that it didn't look so bland. There are two pictured here. I haven't finished the other two yet.
For this swap I chose Batman. I thought Superman was too obvious. I grew up watching the Batman movies. I like that Batman is mysterious. I searched Google for a template because my drawing skills are like that of a 1st grader. I adjusted the size with Gimp and printed it out. I traced it onto the postcard and used a sharpie and a yellow fabric paint marker. Finished off the edge and popped it into the mail.
Friday, April 29, 2011
I started with a 9 x 12 piece of interfacing. I layered pieces of scrap fabric with flowers on top of a 9 x 12 piece of double sided Steam Light 2 fusible webbing. Once I found the right lay out I ironed them on. I then ironed this to the interfacing. I dug through my ribbons looking for pieces that would pop against the back ground. I sewed the ribbon in place in no particular order. The lace was last to be sewn on. (I think next time I will start with the lace first.) I used my sewing machine to stitch all of the ribbon and lace in place. I cut 2 4 x 6 postcards out of it and 2 fabric ATC's. I have a piece left that I am going to finish the edges of and hang in my sewing area.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This is my version of an Irish sea scape view. I goggled Ireland and there were a lot of pictures of cliffs and water with green grass. I used fabric crayons and regular crayons on muslin fabric. My skills at drawing free hand aren't that great.
I received this from one of my partners. The Celtic knot is a darker green and just beautiful in person. I love it.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
We had a swap on Swap-Bot this month called Thread Sketching. You used your machine to draw a picture on the fabric. Very similar to free motion quilting. The picture you have drawn is the main attraction. You can do in free hand, trace something onto your fabric and then go over the lines, or pin your fabric to the back of a picture that you want to replicate and trace the picture. I haven't tried the last two methods. I didn't have time to take pictures of the ones I made. It was my first time actually trying to create a recognizable picture using free motion. It takes a lot of practice. For my first time they turned out ok. Here are pictures of the three I received. Enjoy!
This one is an original doodle by Tricia. Love this little guy.
Pat in FL made this delightful sunflower for me. I love sunflowers.
Margaret in Maine made this lovely spring scene. The daffodils are blooming in our neighborhood. This one fits right in. We get a large variety of birds in our back yard. I love to try and sneak pictures of them.