(Little Girl, Fabric Postcard, 4" x 6")
In February of this year, I participated in a Postcard Challenge for Easymade Publications. This was my very first fabric postcard. Easymade Publications sent me a paper pieced pattern with specific construction instructions. I was given the freedom to embellish and add design elements to the basic pattern. I crocheted lace to outline the hem of her skirt, and I also crocheted a tiny flower for her hat which is embellished with a Swarovski crystal--I had to add a crystal somewhere. Her eyes are pearls. Satin zigzag stitching with variegated thread matching the colors of the fabric finishes the edges of the postcard.
Since creating this postcard, I have had experience creating many more postcards using numerous techniques. In hindsight, I might have stipple quilted the background, quilted her hair, and maybe even add a pocket on her dress and inserted a heart or notebook and pencil. We were given permission to create up to five copies for personal use. I may play more with this design.
Surprise!I learned that this postcard was a winner because Tremayne googled my name and discovered the link to their website's gallery of postcard winners, which included my name. Maybe you should google your name and see what results. You may be surprised.