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! :)
Two years later...
9 hours ago