Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mail, and a way to gift wrap it




Thank you Take A Word for the theme MAIL. I love it, I send it, I recieve it, I save it for years, I have mail my Grandma saved for decades, and I often use it in my projects. This week I had tried out this bird stencil on some scraps of fabric. I added the postcard stamp, fabric stamp, and quilted it. I left the batting and backing showing for that shabby look. I sewed on some ribbon so I could tie it around a stack of postcards I'm sending as a gift. I realized it worked perfect to tie around my paint brush cup to jazz it up a bit.

23 comments:

Judy said...

Your fabric art is amazing, so creative, Katie! Love your mail art, do like the idea of the shabby chic appearance!

Lori Saul said...

What a fantastic creation- I love your fabric postcard and clever use. Totally inspiring Katie! I can see a whole quilt made of clever postcards like this...

peggy gatto said...

Wonderful idea!!! I, too, save mail and so did my family!

indybev said...

What amazing talent you have, Miss Katie. I've browsed through your blog and had such a great time. This entry for Take A Word is fabulous!

Yvonne said...

Lovely, lovely, Katie!

Grannie Annie said...

Katie I love your sewn entries the are so cool...really beautiful artwork.

Don't be afraid to mess with your blog...that's how I learn how to do things...and there are so many of us technically impaired that they have pretty much made it fool proof...on the other hand I love your red tin it's so original!!!

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow Katie this is lovely.
Unbelievable mail art. Love them.

johanna said...

it looks totally awesome!!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Your fabric 'mail' creation is amazing.
Love it!!

Junibears said...

You have such creative ideas! I love this piece.xx

Jackie said...

It gorgeous, Katie, and such a creative idea. Lovely work!

Fabric Art said...

Oh Katie love your mailart it's gorgeous and very creatively done.
Anni

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic idea, love the bird and the postal stamp.

Lizbethem said...

Beautiful creation and lucky person to receive it!

Taluula said...

Katie, I am in awe of your wondrous talent with fabric. Keep sharing because I love looking.

Sadie said...

Thats so wonderful what you made. It would fit perfect on my desk!! (joke). You make wonderful things.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.

ps the pincushion would fit perfectly as well.:-)

mary.kg said...

Ah !!! vraiment très original ! j'aime beaucoup !

Christine said...

That's beautiful and unique, Katie.

missy k said...

This makes me want to play with fabric!

I love it!

Karenx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

awesome..such a beautiful idea !!wonderful piece!

Sandra said...

Katie, beautiful !!

Ozstuff said...

What a creative idea - so beautiful and so meaningful to the recipient. Stunning work.

Rosie said...

Katie, I LOVE this! I love the shabby chic style too and I would love to be able to cut stencils like you did if I lived near you, I'd be round like a flash, demanding lessons! Lol!!
I bet your friend loves this gift!