Friday, April 8, 2011

Postcards,postcards,postcards...and beginnings of a doll

I have organized a Postcrossing meet-up here in my town...it's tomorrow already. I had this goal of making a fabric postcard for eveyone who attends. Luckily, it should be a small group of five to ten. I've been using up scraps of quilting projects, the arylic artist ink doodles, old transfers I never did anything with, and some wool pressed in fusible (whatever that's called!). Here's a few cards I've made.



I am also working on another doll. Ruby Street Quiltworks, here in Olympia, is having a challenge this month to make something using the ribbons they sell. They have so many beautiful embroidered ribbons but I have decided to use only one.  I am making a little dress and accessories from it. I started a purse and I am still working on a little cape-like wrap. I hope to have her finished this week. I promise she'll be on here soon.
Here's a bit of what I have so far...



I have the perfect broken necklace chain to use for the strap

11 comments:

Dogwood said...

i am loving you fabric postcards.
great idea.
great way to use up scraps.
did you know that April is National Letter Writing Month?
i am in a group of about twenty ladies that celebrates NLWM by sending snail mail to each other all month.
lots of fun!
it just started raining...

craftattack said...

Wonderful creations, lucky recipients! Wish I lived in your town, too!

Katie said...

Craftattack- email your address and one will be in the mail! Also, i am studying German...you can help! even though your English is better than mine! ha!

Katie said...

Dogwood...that goes for you too!
I better stop there!...I could end up making postcards all day. hahaha!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I'm comin' for a visit .. you are having too much fun Katie. Love the post cards ... and the doll is going to be exquisite. I need to know the kind (brand) of paper clay you use. I ordered something from Dick Blick for dolls and it is NOT paper clay ... it's called stone clay. I don't think that's what I had in mind ... but then who knows??! ha ha Love your blog .. so inspiring to come here, Katie.

Katie said...

Thanks Donna! I use Creative Paperclay. I get it at Michaels. I'm sure it's online...

Julie said...

Those postcards are awesome! Have fun at your meetup!

maisie sparrow's vintage pictures said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Katie please drop by again.Your fabric postcards are lovely and the quilted book with the heart on is fab! Blessings. Maisie.

Tree said...

Fabric postcards? A neat idea, I love them!

Lisa Purcell said...

These are amazing. :)))

jeannie said...

Love your artsy stuff! (being an artsy fan myself)...and TOTALLY LOVE your interview with mail carrier, John! He is one of my favorite people on the face of the earth and is LONG overdue for recognition for a job he's done so well for so long. If only my sister had married him, I wouldn't have to consider him my "honorary/adopted" brother-in-law, but my REAL B-I-L!!!! (Ask John about his cats!)