Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap 2014

I took part in this for the first time this year. You can read more about it here.
The theme was "CREATE" and the only rule was that it had to contain some stitching!
I cracked open the still-sealed-after-2-years box of my sewing machine and tentatively got to work!
This is my postcard was fun!

 I am a button lover and avid collector (and you may know that I sell them too on Etsy!) I went with the idea that the possibilities of what you can create with buttons are virtually endless!
I drew a mason jar and used cellophane to make the "glass" popping some lovely buttons inside.
I added lace, Jute twine, brads, layers of different pretty papers, washi tapes etc and of course plenty of stitching!
We were supposed to include something innovative with paper and although not unique - stitching on paper is a first for me.
I even decorated the envelope with washi tapes (which you can see poking out from under the postcard below)!

My swap partner is called Alisa and she lives in Melbourne, I hope she likes my card!

I'm looking forward to receiving my own little piece of Happy-Snail-Mail from Alisa over the next few days!
I'll be sure to show you.

Love Sally 


  1. I really love your postcard...and buttons! Very creative and colorful design!

  2. Lovely and very colourful card, I like the buttons (what a clever idea with the mason jar for them).
    I wanted to use colours too but for some reason mine turned more all natural tones, maybe its a fec I'm going through, lol

  3. LOVE it! What a creative postcard!

  4. Thank you so much Holly, Beth kind lady with only a dot for a name! :)