Saturday, 17 April 2010

LOOK WHAT NEARLY DROPPED IN

We were sitting quietly having our meal and heard this 'roar and hiss', we knew what it was, a Hot Air Balloon Gas thing being set off, BUT it was soooo close. I had to desert my dinner to see how close. WOW, it was right outside, just over Connie's garden next door, I dashed !! indoors to get my camera to get some pictures, I had a chat to the people inside the basket. I really thought it was going to crash land. Luckily it didn't.
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I have been making some more fabric postcards with the Hydrangeo petals Rebecca and myself dyed the other week, this time I put them with some Angelina Fibres, and I am really pleased with the results, particularly the two with the trees I free machine stitched on top of everything, I think I shall do more like those two...
This one is petals and twigs of the Hydrangea plant, done over a piece of patchworked fabric strips, a piece of voile over the petals to keep them in place, then free machine stitched on top with some metallic thread...
Petals of the H plant laid on top of a piece of white sari silk with Angelina in opposite corners, a pice of voile on top of the lot then free machined feather with squiggles in the centre...
Dark blue background, Angelina across the middle with petals laid on here and there, plus small flower punch shapes, scattered around, voile on top, free machined feather with circles in centre and round edges...
Another blue background, with two flashes of Angelina fibres, large petals threough the middle, voile on top, a few circles free machined opposite way of Angelina...
Angelina fibres of mixed colours all over a piece of background fabric, petals scattered all over, a piece of voile laid on top then I free machined a tree in sparkle thread op top of the whole thing, I really liked this effect, so did another..
...but this time I did three trees - I like this so much I may have to keep it - for a while anyway, as I said at the beginning, I like these last two very much so am sure I will be making more very similar to these, I shall experiment with different coloured voiles to see the effect on the petals and different sparkle threads...
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The next lot have been made for Lisa with the scraps of fabrics I had left over from all the other stuff I made for her, seemed a shame to waste it, and these may give folk an idea of what to make for new parents instead of buying cards, there is nothing like hand made items to make it really special don't you agree?
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So there you have it, what I have been doing with my time of late. Oh, of course I have been doing other things, but I can't tell yet as they haven't been received by folk, and I don't want to spoil surprises for anyone!!

6 comments:

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love the hot air balloon, i want to take a ride in one someday

Pat said...

Lovely cards (as I'd expect from you)....but why was that hot air balloon so dangerously close to houses???

Cal said...

Great postcards! Love the tree quilting.

maggi said...

Gorgeous cards Jan, you have been productive. You must have been having something good for dinner to entice the ballooners to drop in.

Angela said...

Wow...I'd love to go in a hot air balloon - we've been getting a few light aircraft this week since the volcano stopped the airport traffic - that's made a change :o)
Your postcards are fantastic! I particularly love the ones with the trees - very artistic :o)
Ang x

LAMMY'S WORLD OF QUILTING said...

Jan You must be just about ready to go into the Guiness Book of Records for the largest set of postcards made and sent...heehee!

And they are all gorgeous...
M xxxxxxxxxxxxx