Two of my brothers have birthdays this weekend. While I have several of the sunflower postcards that I can use, I didn’t think they would appreciate flower postcards so much. So I went on a search in the sewing room for some inspiration.
Ahhh, how about this?
When I trimmed my Shaken, Not Stirred blocks the colors were so pretty that I just couldn’t throw the trimmings out. I gave myself a challenge to use these to make some postcards.
Step 1 was fusing the strips to the cards to make some landscapes. From there I could have gone crazy with embellishments, stitching, paints. It could have turned into a giant project.
So I set rules and the biggest one was that I would only use stitching and I would limit myself to the treads that are in the sewing room. That means that the longarm threads downstairs were off limits. This is a good selection of shiny and metallic threads.
It turns out that it was a great opportunity to play with the decorative stitches on the machine. I really hadn’t explored these stitches since I bought the machine. It turned into a really fun afternoon.
I did add a few suns and moons with Shiva Paintsticks. I couldn’t resist!
These should get me through several birthdays!
And the leftovers are going in the trash before I get any more ideas!