Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hand embroidered card

A visitor to our home was admiring some of my craft work recently and asked whether I make cards. I have been known to paint cards or, in more pressing circumstances, cut and paste. But for some reason, I'm just not that into papercrafts. Give me a scrap of fabric over a scrap of paper anyday!

So... my Nanna's 82nd birthday is coming up. What else can you do when waiting for a baby to arrive but put hours into a gift for someone?



A fabric card is not difficult to make, but be prepared for the time it will take!
I do so love hand embroidering though, so relaxing, and even better when the children are in bed and you have a husband handy to chat to.


The photo isn't good, but those are suffolk puffs (yo - yos) on the front. This is a great way to showcase a special fabric that you may only have a small amount of.
If you would like to have a go at making one but aren't sure how to start, I'd be happy to put up a tutorial, just ask!

Yesterday was a happy one, I made my first sale through Madeit and my study grant was approved. Busy times ahead!!

1 comment:

Sweet CuddleCakes said...

A fabric card? How adorable!!!! Love your blog, btw!