Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Salt and Sand Postcards



Welcome to day 3 of the Salt and Sand blog hop.
Many thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for her hard work organizing this fun blog hop.


When I decided to join in the fun of this blog hop, I wasn’t ready to make another quilt of any size, nor any other sizable project, so what to sew???

Yes, POSTCARDS!
And I will mail them out to 5 of my followers.

When I think of salt and sand, I think of the ocean/sea and the beach.

And the ever present seagulls.
I always complain that I cannot draw.  I did draw the seagull, but practically used up an entire eraser trying to make him look somewhat like a seagull.


Next came to mind a lighthouse.  I couldn’t make the light light up but the lighthouse building glows-in-the-dark.


From there my mind traveled out to sea for a fish or a boat.  What came to mind were those thieving salty sailors of the high seas...Pirates.

The skull and cross bones on the pirate hat glow-in-the-dark.


Can’t have pirates on the high seas without a ship.
This ship has already been in a battle...with me. The eyelets and I did not see eye to eye.  It’s a battle ship...it should show some battle scars...right?   


What’s a pirate or a pirate ship without a pirate parrot.  He keeps his share of the booty close.  Dare not to take his treasure!



What a fun time I had with this challenge theme!

If you’d like to receive one of these postcards in your mail, mention it in your comment.  Tell me which postcard you’d like to receive and your name will go in the drawing for that card.  If you want to get in more than one postcard drawing just mention which ones.  I will contact winners for mailing info.

Check out my fellow bloggers that are sharing their Salt and Sand projects today.

69 comments:

Kathy E. said...

Oh, what sweet little works of art, Annie! All the teeny fabric pieces and tiny details (including those vicious eyelets) make each card so very special! Seeing them make me long for the sandy beach and sunny days spent on a boat, minus the pirates. I'd love to go in the draw for one...any of them would be wonderful!

Beezus said...

I love them all, but I think that bird is my favorite! I am very much a homebody, but Covid has me fantasizing about the beach. Or the mountains. Or (if I’m really being honest here) anywhere but home, even the cheap motels we always stayed at when I was a kid. I am nostalgic for a cooler full of milk, cold drinks, sandwich meat, and a loaf of bread. :)

Lin said...

They are brilliant Annie. xx

Stitchin At Home said...

These are adorable! I like how each one is different yet part of the theme. Love them all!

lynn said...

Well these are all enchanting. My two favourites are the seagull, and the parrot. Land and sea, and both from the air. I do wish I could send you a picture of our dear neighbours, the seagulls on our beach. The are good neighbours.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Your postcards are wonderful. I love all of them. Making some post cards is another project on my to do list! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Awesome postcards!! I particularly like the seagull (I think you did a great job on it) and the lighthouse and would like to be in on those drawings. We see gulls around here (from a nearby lake) on occasion. :) Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your postcards are stunning! They would make a wonderful collection displayed together on a wall.

Sofran said...

Fabulous! I love the little touches you have added to each postcard. And I am especially fond of striped binding. If I had to choose one,it would be the pirate ship with the eyelet portholes. Challenge well met!

sheila 77 said...

These postcards are so fabulous, so arty and so well-made.
First the seagull. Definitely 5 out of 5 for this seagull. In fact I'll give it a 6 or even a 10. He looks just like a seagull looks and I've looked at lots. You've blown out of the water any idea in anyone's head (including yours) that you cannot draw. I love the regular waves and the mysterious seagully numbers and your trademark striped border and I especially like the black and white stripes.
Next I love the rocky rock the lighthouse is sitting on and I'm afraid you are mistaken, the lighthouse light is shining.
It's a perfect red and white designer lighthouse against the blue, blue sky.

sheila 77 said...

Going backwards -
Oh my goodness - the parrot!!!!!! Best Parrot Ever.
"Ahoy matey" - hahahahahaha!
His hat, his beak, his pearls, his key on the key chain and his parroty parrotness - it is a sublime parrot. Not to mention the anchor. All on a postcard size.
Impossibly good.
I love this parrot so much.

sheila 77 said...

The pirate ship is beautifully neat and I hope the pirates look after it. I see someone fired a round at one of the portholes. It is sailing happily under its splendid pirate flag over a calm curvy sea and looks gorgeous and friendly to everyone - maybe.
The pale blue framing stitching is marvellous done.
Finally -
I don't think I have ever seen a sweeter skull and crossbones.
Anyone would love to have that on their hat.
It's a great lettery backgound too and a fine anchor.

I already have many of your postcards and cannot really decently request one but I will only say that whoever gets the parrot should be very, very happy.

folksmith said...

Love your postcards especially the seagull. I grew up and still live where seagulls are plentiful. Your postcards are wonderful.

martha said...

these are so cute,would love the seagulls lighthouse.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Annie those postcards are just fabulous! You draw pretty darn good to me!!! It's been many years since I was at the sea. Growing up in S. California I spent a lot of time at the various beaches around, but I have lived in the high desert for even longer now, so while I would love to have all those postcards, I think they would be best sent to someone who really enjoys going to the beach or boating.

Connie W. said...

The postcards are a great way to participate. Each of the cards are wonderful eye candy. I enjoyed your work. Thank you for sharing.
Connie

tubakk said...

Your postcards are fantastic, as always. I would love to have a chance to get the seagull or the pirate hat. Thank you so much for all inspiration.

jenclair said...

Of course, I'd love to have one of your postcards! They are all so whimsical and beautiful! As usual, you make the most of the borders, which are always perfectly the added touch that signifies You!

wendy said...

I love your postcards! They are so creative and it would be exciting to get one in the mail. I especially like the seagull and parrot. Thank you for sharing!

Quilting Gail said...

Your postcards are pretty awesome! Well done!

Sharon said...

Love the postcards! Thanks for sharing the fun.

Kayaking quilter said...

I love all of your postcards. The seagull one reminds me of my son's first experience with thieving seagulls. He held his sandwich over his head to keep it away from the birds at his feet so an enterprising bird on a post swooped down and grabbed it from his hand. Memories of travel to Acadia national park.
The pirate ones remind me of the campground in Myrtle Beach. All your cards remind me of vacations in the past and, hopefully, in the not too distant future.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Beautiful Post Cards...great job with this theme.
Have a great day!

Julierose said...

Great postcards--I love the little lighthouse--my husband is a "lighthouse freak" so that would be super...nice work on all of them..very creative (who said you can't draw?)
hugs, Julierose

Barbara said...

These are all awesome. The background fabric you used on the seagull and pirate ship is perfect to represent ocean waves. Although I love them all, my 3 favorites are the seagull, lighthouse, and parrot. Thank you for sharing your talents as always.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your postcards are just wonderful! I would love to learn how to make them one of these days. I love both the seagull card and the lighthouse!

Sherry said...

I just love your postcards! So original! I don't think I've ever seen a blog hop project like them. I would love to have any one of your choice as I really can't pick a favorite. They are all so cute.

LJ said...

Your drawing of the seagull was well worth the eraser!! I think you must be an artist even if you think not. Every one of the postcards is fabulous. I loved them all but especially the seagull and the lighthouse.

Snoodles said...

Oh my goodness! They are all awesome! I like the light house the best, though! You do such great work! Oh, wait, it's fun, not work, right? Heehee!

Cheryll said...

The postcards are a great idea for this hop...love them all... so well done.
I would love to be in the draw for the seagull (for Australia) or the Lighthouse (Saint John Canada- hubbys home)...but understand IF the postage is too much should my name be drawn out.
This is a great blog hop...xox

Carol S. said...

Oh my gosh, Annie, you have always been the queen of fabric postcards but you really shined on these. I love that pirate parrot! You grabbed the theme and sailed with it by creating so many amazing postcards. Thank you for sharing!

Sherry said...

Your postcards are all so fabulous. My favorites are the seagull and lighthouse. Thanks for sharing your projects. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

MrsV said...

Wow. I feel like although you didn't make a sizeable project, you did enough work for one :). What fun postcards, and so fun to see different techniques and styles across them. I love all your choices for binding fabric. I'd love to be in the draw for the seagull or the lighthouse. Thanks for sharing your great work.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

You are so creative. I admire you finding a smaller project to stretch your creative wings. Lovely.

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

Fabulous....awesome.....postcards! Add my name to the drawing for the seagull....adorable!

Annie said...

Thank you for your kind words. Be warned, making postcards can be addicting!

Annie said...

Thank you so much, Sofran. I cannot contact you if you were to win as you are a no-reply blogger.

Annie said...

Thank you Martha. I would not be able to contact you if you won a drawing as you are a no-reply blogger.

Sherry said...

Wow what fantastic postcards! So much creativity.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fabulous postcards to fit the them of the Hop!!

Tina H. said...

In early February 2014 you mailed a postcard to me entitled "Bird Bits" and wrote a nice note. My husband was fighting cancer, a battle that he lost in March 2015. I look at that card everyday. I would love to put your seagull next to it. Your work is so nice.

Danice G said...

All really cute postcards. I really love the pirate hat with the cross bones.

Sofran said...

I think it is because I don't have a blog - I just follow others.

Annie said...

If you see this, Sofran, and would like, send me an email with your contact info and I will then add you to the drawing.

Ruth said...

That certainly looks like a seagull to me! I am amazed at the creativity of every one of your cards With all the different elements in each one. You pack a lot into one small piece of art.

For the love of geese said...

All adorable, I love them

Carol Andrews said...

Oh those postcards are so sweet! Each one is so unique but the parrot stole my heart. 😉 Carol

Leah said...

These are beautiful! Each border goes perfect with the theme! And such beautiful stitching! I'd love to see the seagull land in my mail box. 😁

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, such fabulous little pieces of artwork. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Oh, I forgot! Thanks for the chance to have one of these for my own. It was really hard to choose, but I have a friend who loves lighthouses, so I'd like to be in that drawing and be able to give it to her. Not that I wouldn't love any of them for myself, you understand, but she is such a fan!

Carla said...

WWOWWWWWWWW! I love each one. How could anyone choose from these adorable post cards. Although I do love pirate ships and parrots. Amazing!!!

WendyK said...

Fabulous postcards, I really loved the seagull, you and the eraser give a brilliant job. The thank you for visiting my blog.

Kathleen said...

I love these postcards....I would love the lighthouse!

Jan Snell said...

Great idea and so much fun!!!! Zhou rock! I would love to see the pirate ship sail away to my home.

Sofran said...

Done!thx

quiltingbydawn said...

I always love your postcards and these are no exceptions. I’m not sure if these are still available but I would love the chance at the seagull. I feel blessed to have one of your postcards and would love a chance to love another one!

Calicojoan said...

You sure know how to make adorable post cards. Each on is a work of art. I so feel your pain about not being able to draw. Lets just say we are sisters of the used of erasers! LOL!!
I have to say I think the parrot card is my favorite, but then, each and every one of them is incredible.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your postcards. You do such beautiful work. I still have the one you sent me. It sits on the top of my bookcase where I can see it every day. Thank you so much!

Ann P said...

I just discovered your wonderful blog! I'm going to try making a postcard after looking at your tutorials. Thank you so much for the wondersul instructions. I would love one of your pirate postcards. So cute!

SandyMay said...

Love your postcards, but am enamored with the seagull - so much detail. I must find time to give this creative outlet a try.

Karen's Korner said...

Fabulous.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, they are all amazing!! xx

tink's mom said...

Oh Annie one is cooler than the next. Each and everyone is a collectable.

Susan said...

Those are amazing postcards and I love how you have them displayed. I'd have a tough time parting with them!

Lyndsey said...

Those postcards are amazing and you have inspired me to make some as well.

Tera Callihan said...

Wow Annie you have been super busy!!! I love all of these so much!!! So awesome that several have elements that glow in the dark too!! You always amaze me with your sewing skills and creativity!

Audrey said...

Beautiful work, Annie. I love them all but the lighthouse and seagull are my favourites. I wish I could draw a seagull that well. It would have taken me several erasers to achieve such a likeness. Thanks for sharing.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Count me in as impressed! I love all of these. I really could do with a seaside visit soon! Hugs, Chrisx

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I was impressed with your previous post cards, but these are totally amazing and so well done. WOW!!!!!!!!