Mom did the Great Stitched Postcard Swap in 2013, but at the time, I was pretty busy and wasn’t able to participate. I wanted to though because I am fascinated by stitching on paper. So, when the new postcard swap started, I signed up quick! Hopefully, you saw our last post about this and signed up for yourself.
I had no idea what I was going to do for my postcard. I had absolutely no inspiration for it yet. I knew I needed to get it done soon so that I wouldn’t miss the deadline for sending it. I was at mom’s the other day, and even though there are plenty of projects I could work on, I knew I had to figure this one out.
I sat down with my phone to browse Pinterest hoping something would spark an idea. Mom also suggested looking at the flickr page from past postcard swaps. That wasn’t getting me anywhere. Through a sort of strange round about way, a quote from the Help inspired me to do a pocket of some kind. My daughter, Miss Tickles, loves pockets! Just about every outfit she wears, at some point, she usually asks if it has a pocket. I think I will pick out some of her favorites and add pockets to the ones that don’t have them.
I sketched out my idea on a piece of paper and decided which element would be made from each material. I used paper for the “sweater” and real buttons. I then added a pocket made from fabric and sewed a kerchief out of fabric to fit inside the pocket.
I thought that would fit great with the theme of “Create” because you don’t have to have a lot of “stuff” to be creative. All you have to do is have ideas in your head and passion in your heart, and you can create anything!