Thursday, 13 November 2008

HI HELEN

Hello Helen, glad you made it here, are you one of the Helen's from PP I wonder?


Here is my wonderful card I received from Helen, isn't it fabulous. I tell you these are some truly talented ladies.

I have asked all the ladies if they will give me permission to put all their postcards here for you to see, they are great, as some of them are the FIRST ever fabric postcard they have made. Amazing they are. I am waiting for the replies, as I type. May take a few days of course. Some ladies are not lazy like me, they have to work!!!!


Meanwhile......
What I have been playing at...

This is the inside.....


This is the outside......



This is what is inside......



Fronts and Backs ................................................Oops, a reject!



Couldn't stop making them..............................On and on I went...



Now I have stopped. I sent one to Tessa for her comments on these, as I hadn't made one before and wasn't sure I had them right. No, I haven't. Thank you Tessa, she has put me right on a few things I hadn't spotted :-(
So I will have another go as I did enjoy making them. They may look OK to you, but oops e do. Believe me they are not. If at first you don't succeed, try try try again.

7 comments:

Helen said...

Lovely journal covers - I'm sure carrying one of them around will inspire you to record lots of details and ideas that end up on quilts, postcards, etc! I am indeed from the PP site - Helen P to be precise. I'm very proud to have my (first) postcard on your blog - hope people like it! Love the blog and love your work!

jan said...

Hello Helen P, thank you for your kind comments on the journals and blog in general. I am sure people love your card as much as I did receiving it. Your first one too. Great stuff. How do you improve on perfection?

Helen said...

You're too kind, Jan - think my first postcard was a fluke (or novice luck!). Looking forward to round two...just as soon as I recover from round one, that is!

Maggie R said...

Goodmorning Jan...
Journals and Postcards ...... Oh my!! these are beautiful.. I love the simplicity of the postcard with the spruce trees... and the journals... so elegant.... Nice work.. It makes journaling so special..
PS
Thanks for being a follower of my blog.... I will be posting my latest postcards soon... I am hooked on my embellisher using wool rovings.... I think it is a disease with no cure!!! VBG
Hope you have a great day.... I awoke to a blanket of white this morning!!! I call it a 4 letter word.... Not my fave.. oh well it will be gone in 3 months!! haha
x0x0
((((hugs))))
Maggie

jan said...

Hi Maggie,
A friend and myself are going halves to buy an Embellisher in the new year, so lloking forward to playing with that.
Snow!
Lucky you. Its pretty whilst its white, but oh that slush, yuk yuk :-(

Reflections of life and art said...

Jan, you have been very busy while I have been absent this week....the journals are lovely....and as Maggie has said, niec to carry around to jot ideas in for future fpc's, qtc's and who knows what else your mind will think of....heehee!
Glad you got your quilt patter....can't wait to see what color combos you put together for yours....also congratulations on your future purchase of an embellisher.....another thing your going to go crazy over.

Hugs,
Noel

jan said...

Hi stranger!!! Wondered what happened to you, but then realised you were busy with your CF....The Embellisher is for next year, saving the pennis now. Glad you like the journals!!!!