Monday, October 11, 2010

Frog Fabric Postcards

 Every now and then I like to pull one of the unfinished frog postcards off my pile and practice my simple hand embroidery stitches.  One day I may advance and try some of the fancy stitches showcased on Pin Tangle, but for now I  want to get better at the simple stitches since it seems that the more complicated stitches are all based on these basic embroidery stitches.


18  more postcards awaiting hand stitching.
They are all similar to each other because all the images came from the same novelty fabric.
I spent one afternoon cutting all the salvageable images from the scraps of that frog fabric and attached them to the green base.
Now when the mood strikes, I just pick one up and grab my thread and start stitching.

  


I also put together this postcard the other day.
My daughter had this brown and blue flower appliqué iron on, but she didn't want it,
So I took it and turned it into this postcard.

6 comments:

Jen said...

What a delightful way to practice your stitches! Great idea. Love the blue and brown one too!

Tarnyia said...

Very cute frogs Leah and such a great idea for practicing your stitches xxx

Carin said...

Those are wonderful, I never made any fabric postcards.

Quilt Rat said...

What a great idea to have those ready to work on. Fabric postcards are so much fun!

Donnamo said...

WOw....I love these....I may try pulling out some of my novelty scraps for postcards.

I love embroidery as well!

Kim D. said...

Very pretty postcards, love the embroidery! Great idea for practicing your stitches. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. Good luck in my giveaway!