Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Month of Letters

One of my online acquaintances has introduced me to A Month of Letters.  The objective is to send a real physical letter every day for the month of February.  (Sundays not included) Think of the joy you will bring to your family and friends by having a real letter/postcard land in their mailbox.

That is one of the reasons that my sister and I started this blog.  We wanted the joy of sending real mail to people.

I'm getting my postcards ready, and I have some stamps at hand.

If you decide to join this fun event as a result of reading this blog, let me know and I'll send you a letter or postcard in February.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Four in One cards

 This is my first postcards for the 350 Postcard Challenge.  These were started last year, but for some reason got pushed to the side.  Unfortunately I didn't take photos of the process, but I will repeat it at some point this year and document the entire thing.  Using scraps, I made four pieced units, each larger than 4 x 6 inches.  After pressing, I layered and pinned them on top of each other.
Using a rotary cutter, I then cut them into 4 sections.  I resorted everything, so that I had a different colour combination showing in each section.  These were then fused to the heavy interfacing.  For these two cards I used a machine embroidery thread for the stitching.  I completed two of the set earlier, and for the embroidery I used regular sewing thread and the result was a much heavier look.
The original two cards are shown on the left, and the ones I recently completed are on the right.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fabric Postcard Challenge. for 2014

Every now and then I have to shake things up and break out of my normal routine.  This year I have challenged myself to stitch 350 fabric postcards.  I have no idea if I'll be able to accomplish this lofty goal, but I am going to try.

For those who don't know what a fabric post card it, well, it's a post card made from fabric.  It has fabric on the front, plainer fabric on the back where you write and place the stamp and a really stiff layer in the middle to keep it rigid in the mail.  Yes, you put a regular postage stamp on it and send it through the mail.  It's barely noticeable, but at the bottom of the first two postcards, are the bar code that the sorting machine prints .

This next photos is the back of a card that went through the mail as well.

I hope that you'll join with me to view my journey through the rest of the year as I explore the making of all sorts of fabric postcards.  And to keep you coming back, I'm letting you know that I'll be holding the occasional contest  to have one of them mailed to you. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

What Happens in Vegas, gets mailed home

What happens in Vegas, gets mailed home, that is, if it happens to be written on a postcard.

My sister, who is my too long silent partner in this blog, sent me this glittery postcard from Las Vegas.  She was there for her first time during the holidays in December. 
I have some exciting news coming to this blog in the next few days.  I hope you'll return to find out what's happening.  If you aren't a follower, you will want to click to follow so you don't miss out on this big announcement as well as the fun to follow.