Tuesday, February 18, 2020

February Paper Crafting

Because it’s February, there was some heart themed paper crafting happening.

I only made two Valentine cards.

For Postcrossing, it is a bit rare that people will gladly accept handmade postcards.  Most want “real” postcards.  What?...what isn’t real about a postcard of any kind if it can travel through the mail?

I got lucky with a couple of Postcrossers that were open to handmade postcards.

I always have a grand time playing with hearts.

January 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Postcard and Box from Fabric

I do still sew...just can’t share much of it yet.

I gave making an abstract fabric postcard a try.  That was an interesting and not so easy experience for me.  But I will probably try it again sometime.  It was well received.

I needed to create a long narrow box for a special purpose for a special person.  This too was an interesting experience.  It needed to be flexible yet sturdy enough to keep it’s shape.

I used a stiff Pellon (or something similar, I don’t remember exactly what it was as it was leftover from another project from a few years ago).  It required some experiment sewing as I went along that happened to work out perfectly.  It also was very well received.  I was keeping my fingers crossed as I did not want to have to figure out a redesign.

It was a Christmas gift and I found a couple of fun novelty items to include along with some favorite candy of the recipient.