Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Some of my postcards...

Here are some of the post cards that I have been playing around with. I've made about 45-50 different ones over the past week or so. Some have my hand-dyed fabrics- my favorite, but I have also been playing with more traditional fabrics and even been working on some Xmas-themed ones. Just noodling, as my Aunt Isabel would say. She asked what I do with the post cards- I told her, I mail them! Actually, I am hoping to sell a few at the local luminara in November. There is a big parade with Santa and such and then a craft show. Just local folks with their little projects. My DS, Jacob, makes beaded earrings and bracelets and usually does quite well at the show. So I thought we'd get a table- only 10 bucks- and see if we can sell a few things for some extra Xmas money. I think I'll keep the postcards that I have and just make some duplicates of ones that I like or think that others will like.

I actually did some quilting, tonight after work. I haven't been able to use the machine in over a month and it was a lot of fun to get in there and burn up the thread. My Sis-in-law has been doing some quilting. She lives somewhere else during the school year and is only home in the summer, so she uses the machine then. That's kinda like an forced sabatical for me. She had quilted the center of a quilt (using the circle-ease) and needed help with the borders. I McTavished and had it done in no time. Now that is fun. How easy and yet satisfying.

I have some company coming this weekend. So, housecleaning will have to be done. I'll be glad to get it taken care of. Sometimes ya need a little shove to tackle those annoying jobs that ya keep procrastinating on. No "embracing the mess," this week. The company involves 5 beautiful girls, so I am sure to have plenty of help from my five young men! I even caught them straightening their rooms before bed without a word of "encouragement" from me. Hmmmm.... I think I may need to invite these girls on a monthly basis.

11 comments:

quiltpixie said...

what great postcards. I find mailing them hard at times as each is such a unique piece of art... I try and make sure to have a picutre to remember them by... Bet you wont have any trouble selling some though.

Screen Door said...

I love the one that looks like an envelope, I may have to give it a try. Have fun,the best part is when the company gets there and you don't have to keep the house neat anymore.

Peni said...

The envelope postcard caught my eye, too! Now that would be a simple one to repeat, huh?

Enjoy the girls, et al...your guys could probably stand them monthly:)

XXXOOO Mama

Sarah said...

Is one of those beautiful postcards getting mailed to Auburn?

Love you and miss you!

Sarah

McIrish Annie said...

Your postcards are beautiful. don't know if I could part with them. Do you have a long arm machine for your quilting???

Your comment about the boys made me laugh. it's amazing the effect the opposite sex can have on boys..

Darcie said...

Ohmygoodness!!!!! One is prettier than the next! You are so artsy!!! So creative. Wow!

I'll have to post a picture that I snapped of a *collage* of postcards...from QTW show. Please stay tuned to my blog, OK.

You're going to have a fun household! A lot of folks frown on teens...but I think they have so much to offer and teach us about life. I really feel for them in this crazy world we're living in. Have fun!

Judy said...

The cards look wonderful!

Isobel said...

Mail them, Ha! I been checking the mail--guess you just can't part with even one. Don't blame you. They would just cram it im my tiny little box at the post office and it would get mangled along with all the other mail. Please don't do that to something so pretty.
Aunt Isobel (Isabel was the hurricane.)

Dawn said...

Oh Nina - those are sooo cool!

ForestJane said...

Those are nice! I think my favorite is the candle one - candles and lights and flames are an important part of a lot of holiday celebrations - so I bet it'll be a quick seller!

Susan said...

Oh, that close to Christmas, I bet ones like the lighted candle would sell. One year I sent Christmas postcards instead of Christmas cards. It was a big hit! All of yours are so different from one another.