Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Embroidered Christmas Gift Bag for Postcards.A family gift.

Since I do sewing, quilting and discuss postcards on this blog I thought I would combine the two.  I started out with a piece of muslin and just started embroidering the Christmas stockings and twigs.

Then I measured the postcards to make sure they slipped in.  I am not adding any drawstring like I usually do for most of my bags.  I makes a nice gift bag since my family always expects a few postcards from me.  Yes I can hear them now "I know why I am getting this gift, it did not sell on eBay."  Well they do get other presents.

I bought some crystals which I ironed onto the fabric to give it a little bling.  Not perfect sewing but fun projects for me.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shopping Finds I have the Christmas Spirit

First the Christmas card is from my sister, and on the left Is my favorite purchase.  Baker's Twine.  I  have never worked with it before but have many uses for the string.  I am going to use it for small drawstring bags,  Gift Tags tied to presents.  And all sorts of things.

I bought the jelly roll from a friend in sewing class.  The Fat Quarters and Charm Squares came from Missouri Star Quilt Company. 




A bag I bought at a Christmas Craft Fair for $2.00. 

I got a huge bag of Hot-Fix Crystals.  Pictured here is Meridian Blue which changes colors.  They are Sworoski Crystals and usually a heat tool is needed.  I attached them to Fabric with a hot iron and also used tacky glue for delicate work.  Now to finish up with wrapping Christmas Presents using these items.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Is it a Stradivarius? Advertising Postcard from WURLITZER

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Inherited Postcards - Are they good enough to sell?

I am sitting here now going through some of my boxes of postcards.  It is harder to find unique postcards to sell online.  There are so many already available on eBay.  Well let us say they are listed on eBay.  I do find that there are still unusual not too common postcards that get bids.  An auction format usually works when you do not know the value of the card.  Here is a link to a good article on tips of collecting and selling postcards.  Maybe you inherited a box and they are sitting on a shelf in your home.

Here is a Link for tips on selling postcards. Click here

Well it is back to listing.  My seller ID is papel1.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lazy Fall Day

Not a whole lot to report.  I have been rather neglectful in writing every few days.  Here it is Sat morning and I am ready to curl up an go back to sleep.  I have a cat that likes to sleep on the top of a shelf he jumped down and woke me up at 5:45 AM.  I put her out and fed the other cats but just gave the dog a chew stick.  She whimpered so at 7 I fed her and then at 7:30 I walked her.  Beautiful weather in the 70's.  I am loving sewing on linen and draw string bags are still a favorite thing to sew.  I even embroider on them.  Here is a side shot of the bag.  Have a great weekend.

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