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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Advent Calendar - Day 12

We are now half way through the Advent Calendar. I hope you have enjoyed the ride so far. Now we can already see Santa's reindeer, no Santa yet but we can hear his voice. :)
Today's freebie is from Mausimom's blog and it's called "Santa Comes". I have already stitched it and finished it as a postcard to Piret in Estonia for Pretty Exchanges blog's Stitched Christmas Card exchange. I used opposite colours to what the chart had. The fabric is Permin's 28ct Ruby Red linen and I used two strands of DMC's white to stitch over two threads. Writings on the address side of the card I just free-handed.

Here is the original chart. Click the picture and you can download it from Mausimom's blog.

Here are also some "making of" photos since Meari and couple of others have asked me earlier how do I make these stitched postcards. I cut a piece of thin but strong cardboard to fit the card. This time I also used red felt so the cardboard won't show throug the fabric. Next time I'll try the dark iron-on interfacing that Daffycat said she uses. So here are all my pieces cut into right size.

Then I'll fold the card fabric and put the felt pieces and the cardboard inside. I fold in the excess fabric and start to sew from one corner. I go from one side to the other in the way that the thread is not visible. You have to tighten it every now and then to make the seam look neat. As you can see I used one piece of fabric for the picture and the address side, that way there's one seam less to sew. :)

1 comment:

Daffycat said...

Such a clever idea! I'll have to try one of these now!

I've truly been enjoying your Advent posts...thank you so much!