Our big pile (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson, 2010)
10×2 postcards in a pile….

Both my mom and I went with roses for our postcards. Who can resist the look and feel or roses, even if they are only 2D? And we both went ahead and sewed in papers, though I added paper to fabric and mom added fabric to paper… Mom’s postcards are romantic pink roses in shear fabric, mine are cut out illustrations from a book on a base of paper cloth as you saw in yesterdays post.

Mom's postcards for the swap

Mom sewing into paper

Mom's postcards

Mom's postcards
She sew her fabric in place using the sewing machine, in a free form embroidery style, and then added decorative borders that her sewing machine has around the edges of all her postcards. Beautiful, right? Quite shabby chic if you ask me!

iHanna's Mom signing her cards YA #diypostcardswap
I told her any artist should sign their work, and so she did. I’m so happy she wanted to be apart of the swap.

Rose postcards #9 & #10 (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson)
Two of her postcards that I scanned in for her. You can view the rest in the Postcard group on flickr.

Read more about the postcard swap and join if you want too here.