First things first, thank you all so much for your well wishes for our little man. He has bounced back to health and will be returning to school after mid term break and we are so relieved.
"The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap is a global swap of stitched postcard love, where people across the world make a postcard-sized piece of art using any materials they like. The only rules are that it needs to include some kind of stitching, and it needs to fit with that quarter’s swap theme."
As I love happy mail, I didn't hesitate in signing up. The theme was celebrate so after being assigned my swap partner, it was time to get creative and make my postcard.
I loved playing around with different ideas and really enjoyed creating my postcard. I sometimes become a little paralysed by uncertainty. Will my partner like what I make, is it good enough but this time I just took the bull by the horns, didn't overthink it and made this.
I love nature and in particular all things floral, and as autumn had just arrived I thought 'celebrate every bloom' was an apt choice. A reminder to cherish every flower before winter sets in.
I used origami paper, painted cotton and scrap booking paper for my card, drawing the blooms with ink and pencil. I then used machine stitches for the border around the words and added bunting for a hit of happy.
I parcelled it up and popped it in the post to Julia my swap partner.
I was fairly pleased with my efforts but after visiting the Flickr group I felt a bit amateur. There are some really beautiful tiny works of art. You should take a look.
Swaps like these are always creative, fun and bring much happiness. I was delighted to receive this beautiful postcard from Julia. I love it! I think I might have lucked out on this one.
The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap was a whole lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the next one. What about you, are you tempted?