Monday, June 25, 2012

FREE Giveaway, Fabric Postcards and more...

Today I finally made my first fabric postcard, complete with a metallic gold stencil of a flower in the center. I have a pic of it to show you...It's nothing too fancy, just a first try at working with fabric, which I glued in place...

I also have been working with fabric making other things such as this bookmark I made for a challenge on the Pamela Joy Purses Ning should check out this great ning site-everyone is super nice and there are always challenges going on where you can win free prizes!!! Here is the bookmark I sewed and embellished for one of the challenges:

For embellishments I glued on some "fun foam" shapes of flowers and a butterfly, after topstitching the bookmark. Not too bad for my first try, I suppose....

I also just received a book about beginning embroidery, and incorporating beading into your embroidery stitches...I can't wait to get started with this new form of art! I love to hand sew, just never really knew enough about it to really get the hang of it. This book, shown below, is going to be a breeze to learn from...:

It even shows a small amount of instructions on adding beads to your embroidery. You can find a lot of ideas and patterns on Google as well....

Well, I guess I have enough things to keep me busy for a while, so I had better get started, huh???!!!

Also, leave a comment including your email address and you will be entered into a drawing for a hand painted bangle bracelet, made by me. Here is the bracelet-it has a pink hibiscus flower design painted on it, then coated with a good varnish.

Don't forget to post your email address, so I can email you and let you know you won the drawing, plus I can get your mailing address!!! The drawing will be held on June 15th, 2012.

Good luck and Happy Creating!

Laura Thykeson

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