When sending off a swap package ... any package infact, I like to send a handmade card with it. I also like to send alternatives to cards sometimes - that's if I can think of something suitable. One of my most recent packages is on its way to a swap buddy in New Zealand, who has a love for all things vintage, and who happens to do a LOT of sewing. Browsing through the pages of Graphic Fairys blog the other day, I came upon some gorgeous vintage postcard images... then the idea came to me - why not make her a useful postcard, and so this "postcard" is the result ...
A postcard needlecase!!!
So here's what I did .... I printed out the front and the back of the postcard on printable fabric. Using Staz On ink and alphabet stamps, I stamped my message on the postcard. I then used wool felt to make my needlebook. I ironed the front of the postcard onto the front of the needlebook and the reverse of the postcard onto the back ... popped it into an envelope, and that was it done.
This would make a fun little stocking filler for a stitching friend ... can you tell that my thoughts have already turned to Christmas.