Every year I stockpile gifts for Christmas as the year progresses. I keep a cupboard and a dresser just for these gifts so I know where they are come time to wrap and give. However each year I find myself wanting to do more handmade gifts and every year I run out of time. So this year I decided August would be my month to make some things ahead and have them ready. I picked August because I missed July. ;o)
Here I am making very simple fabric postcards. I love to mail things that surprise people when they get them and these postcards just might be the surprise.
I bought this fabric and knew it would make great postcards. The sizes are just slightly under the required 4" x 6" postal requirements but I knew how to work that. I already had a stash of these very sturdy Strathmore watercolor postcard blanks so they became my base. Then I cut Warm and Natural batting to fit the blanks. I sewed the three pieces together and it looked too plain. So I took a green stamp pad and rubbed the edges with the ink. Now I like the look and consider these done. Of course I am making more than the three I show in the photo.
I hope this gives some of you inspiration and some easy ideas for your holiday gift giving.
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I have had a wonderful month of celebrating.
Happy week to all and I do pray the weather is kind to each of you...