Monday, June 20, 2005

Postcards

Do you remember that I made postcards for my mom and mother-in-law for Mother's Day? And for my sister's birthday which was around the same time? My sister liked them so much so "commissioned" me to make six for her to give to her friend who is house/dog/cat sitting while she and her husband, my brother-in-law Matt, come to visit us in Maine this week.

I was delighted to do a series. You will see inspiration from Melody's embroidery and Sonji's pods and Gerrie's stamping and my earlier arches. I did a few others along with her six... the first is for a friend newly diagnosed with lung cancer.





And this "Dream" one went to one of Benjamin's teachers.


And this "inspire" one went to Benjamin's other teacher.











one more


There will be one postcard left over after my sister picks her six. I wonder which I will be left with? I'm eager to do more. They were really fun. Frayed Edge Kathy gave me a bunch of hand dyed fabrics recently... they would make a wonderful postcard series. Oh by the way, all of these were made with the hand-dyeds my Mom did and shared with me!

Oh and while we're on the whole postcards kick, I'll share with you my favorite line from my all time favorite song: Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves.

"Every time I go to the mailbox, gotta hold myself down.
'Cause I just can't wait 'til you write me you're coming around!"

12 comments:

Karoda said...

The song line would be a great quote for a fabric postcard! I love these Deborah!

Gerrie said...

I am not Sonji, but I think these are superfantastic!!

jpsam said...

Love, love, love your postcards.

Scrapmaker said...

Very nice series! They are beautiful! Jen

Mrs. Mel said...

Now you have re-inspired me!!! I must make more and more and more. woowoo!

Deb R said...

Lovely series, Deborah!

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Love your postcards! I just went on a postcard kick, too. (Can't show them yet as they are for a challenge.) Aren't they fun? I've been experimenting with different edge techniques. Are yours done with fusible binding and a decorative stitch?

Sonji Hunt said...

These colors are yummy. Just like jolly ranchers candy. I think that my favorite is "soar" but I am also insane over the various pods. Your delightful composition makes them look like friends having a chat. LOVE THEM!!!

Becky said...

Deborah, these are wonderful! Great job!!

lizzieb said...

These are really great! You've done a wonderful job of combining the stamping, embroidery, etc with great design. Really nice!

Pat's Place said...

This series is delightful! Make more so we can all have a change to buy or trade for one!
Pat

Dara said...

Love the cards - love Katrina and the Waves! Saw them at Riverside Park in Massachusetts in the late 80's - thanks for the memory!