Sunday, December 28, 2014

Vintage Postcards of Budapest Hungary.

It has been a busy time of the year and I have one more late Christmas gathering today.  I always get a few postcards from my sister for Christmas so I am sharing a few cards of 
Budapest Hungary

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

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