Sometimes in the evening I want to do a little sewing but I don’t want to get out a big project. For this I often have some postcards in process and just work on the bits at a time. These took a couple of week but in terms of absolute time they went together really quickly.
These started as a fat quarter of hand dyed fabric. A couple of years ago Estelle and I had a day to play with Shiva Paintsticks. I used some stencils and stenciled flowers all over the fabric. Then the fabric got shoved in a drawer to age properly.
I fused the fat quarter to a piece of Stiffy interfacing and then cut it up into 4” x 6” pieces. I did pay attention to where I cut so that each postcards had a focus flower. I probably could have gotten a couple more cards from it but they extra cards would not have been attractive.
Then I stitched around the stenciled areas. They were still kind of flat looking so I pulled out the crystals.
The crystals were just what was needed to finish them off. I think they are a nice antidote to the gray winter skies.