Thursday, March 27, 2008

The weekend is almost here. We’ve been coasting with sunny days in the Mid 30 degree temperatures. I told my Mom a couple of weeks ago I had an idea for a fabric postcard—an Easter idea, I told her. But it would have to wait until next year because there just wasn’t enough hours in the day. She said, “ Go ahead and make them, I want one. I don’t care if they are late.” So I’ve been stitching a little each night and tonight I completed my postcards.
They’re not original idea. I saw a photograph from Lea and thought what a great idea for a fabric postcard. So I took bits and pieces from my scrap box. I machine stitched the squares and hand appliquéd the bunnies. I decided changing the basket to a simple posey making them spring time postcards instead of Easter ones….
They will be travelling to their new homes tomorrow. I have a rubber stamp that that I use on the back to accent the address.
As for as a pattern goes, I cut and pasted the Lea’s photo into a word processor and stretched it to 4 x 6 inches. I printed out several copies and cut pieces to use for the pattern.
No special plans for the weekend – and that’s a good thing…
Time for bed--- Until tomorrow…

23 comments:

Muddling Through said...

What a cute idea! I love finding ways to use leftovers. And I know what you mean about the bike riding and letting go. It's tough, but it's got to be done.
~Elaine~

Lea said...

Hi, Thank you for mention my name on your blog.*S*
Wow, Your bunny cards are Soooo cute and lovely!!! I love them! What a great idea to use this pattern for fabric postcards. *S*
Lea from Japan

Silverthimble said...

Very cute postcards! Thanks for the tip about the rubber stamp for the back--I will keep my eyes open for one.

Stina said...

Ohhh...You are some clever woman!! I loved Lea´s bunnies and theese are just as cute as hers!!!Love them...;D Great idea...have to keep it in mind... And guess what...the snow is melting...;D *LOL*

Libby said...

Those bunnies are just darling *s* And who says bunnies are only for Easter . . . they last all year long!
What a fun way to use up some scraps - aren't they the best?

Linda said...

Adorable post cards, how clever, and I agree with Libby. Bunnies aren't just Easter. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Carol said...

Aren't those just about the cutest postcards ever! They are just wonderful.

Karen said...

What a cute, cute idea for the spring post cards. I have never made a post card. It is very tempting.

Tazzie said...

I love your bunny postcards, they're super cute. You always have the very best ideas.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Valerie said...

I love your bunnies! You are very smart. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Beemoosie said...

It's lovely!!! Have a nice relaxing weekend!

Darlene said...

That's darling, Melanie!

Anne Heidi said...

Those postcards are really cute! What a great way to use some of those small scraps.

gwen said...

Bunnies are running the whole year around in our back garden, not just Easter! The postcards are very nice.
I like your Bea´s BOM too and the 4SSQ blocks. I am curious to see more of it. Take care.

Lorraine said...

Great cards....the stamp is a good idea for the back...I have Leanne Beasley's (Leanne's House) book Romancing the Road Trip which features a quilt with stitchery post cards - they are fun to make! I was walking up our driveway yesterday when a rabbit popped out of the bushes and sat there for a second looking at me...our dog fancies herself as a hunter but was still busy sniffing around said bushes when the little bunny was long gone...

Christine said...

How clever you are. Your postcards are adorable.

Mary said...

How cute! I may have to look for a stamp for the back of mine too...although I don't usually stamp very neatly....maybe with some experience I'd do OK.

Katy said...

oh, i absolutely LOVE those! What a GREAT idea and yours turned out just lovely!

Dawn said...

Oh how cute! I like the idea of the stamp for the address part! I"ll have to keep my eyes open for one!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

What dear postcards...not had courage to try those as yet....but .....someday.

Shelina said...

I would love to find a postcard stamp like that - I've been looking at local stores but haven't found one yet. Your bunny cards are adorable.

Carole said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing!

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