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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Stitched mailart to Lilian

We had a personal sheep mailart exchange with Lilian. She sent me hers ages ago and I finally managed to finish and send mine. I just heard she received it yesterday so now I can post about it. :) I found the perfect chart from Cosmic Handmade, it's called "Under the Willow Tree" (you'll find it here). The designer had made it into a travel sewing case so I thought I'll make my very first mailart as a small project bag. I used light green linen (bought from Violarium) for stitching and some darker green cotton fabric for lining. The size of the envelope is about 20cm x 13cm.

On the front side I stitched the whole design. I found a sheep stamp too. :)


On the back I stitched two sheep, a bit of the border and my address.


When the envelope is opened, there's a place for scissors (I sent those green/blue scissors to her with the mail art) and for needles. I didn't put any needles there since I thought they might come through the fabrics and poke some innocent postal worker in hand. :) I also sent a thread winder she can keep her thread in with the project, it's inside so the picture is from The Gift of Stitching shop where I bought it from. And as you see I stitched four chickens here.

Stitching this was so much fun and I am sure I will stitch more mailarts in the future. They are fun to receive too! :)

4 comments:

Carol said...

Well, how cute is that!! I love it, Sari--the little sheep are darling and you even found sheep stamps...
Just beautiful :)

Daffycat said...

Oh Sari, this is a wonderful Mail Art! I love it!

stitchinfiend said...

Love it - those sheep are just tooo cute and I love the colour fabric you chose.

CindyMae said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!!! What a wonderful mailart!