Monday, May 11, 2009

handmade cards

i wanted to give a little handmade love this mother's day, so i did a little take on the fabric-flag banners that are oh-so popular these days...

i pulled out my fabric scrap stash and pulled together a few favorites. i backed them with iron-on interfacing and got to work embroidering letters to spell out "happy mother's day!"

i did three sets (for my mum, mother-in-law and grama)! 
the letters were then cut out in itty-bitty flag shapes. 
i taped the flags in place onto a piece of watercolor paper and machine-stitched the "clothes line" through the flags.
the tape was removed and a pre-cut mat was glued to frame the card.

i think this would  make a wonderful card for any sort of celebration- "welcome baby" or "congratulations" would surely earn a spot in the memory book!

1 comment:

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Alright mini Martha you are putting us to shame....with beautiful beautiful results :)