Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November Calendar Girls Postcard

I have just made it by the skin of my teeth but here is my November postcard for Joanna.
I think we are all struggling at present to try to come up with something different and when it is all over next month I don't think any of us will want to interpret another flower for a long time.
But in saying that I have enjoyed this excersise and the wonderful postcards that I have received are a hilite to my collection.
This month I have used some of my hand dyed cottons for the background and the patches.
I applied the patches using different stitches-one hand done and the other 2 on the machine.
The flower has been stitched (roughly) with thick thread in the bobbin and sewn from the reverse side.
The vase is made from teabag papers adhered to fabric---one was a normal teabag and the other was a raspberry herbal tea hence the red colours in it.
I added the butterfly because there was a butterfly in the picture :-]

Only one more to go and then the set will be complete.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very nice Doreen. It's been fun watching all the monthly creations from this challenge.

Sandy said...

I like it.

Paula Hewitt said...

lovely! are you doing the challenge next yeat too?

Joanna van said...

Doreen, great ideas! The teabags sound really interesting. And, I can't wait to see the bobin thread in reverse. Lovely!

Debbi Baker said...

Great postcard Doreen - I like the mixed media approach you've taken this month!