I was making a post-card this morning to send to a friend when I realized how much fun I was having. You know how special it felt as a little kid to retrieve the mail from your mailbox and find something handwritten just to you? My heart still jumps a little when I receive mail. It makes me feel special to know someone took the time to think of me and what I need. One area I could use improvement in is the art of letter-writing. But being a bit of an artist, I can be picky with the effort put into a letter; particularly the appearance. Sometimes I feel like it has to look "perfect" before I send it. (I'm working on getting over that).
Anyhow, I had so much fun making my little post-card this morning, I decided I'd show you how to make one yourself. :)
What you'll need:
- Two pieces of the same sized colored/decorative paper or card-stock
- Thread with a color that compliments your paper choice
- A recipient in mind :)
Now, pick a stitch pattern. Whatever you want! :) I have chosen to do mine by hand, but I'm sure you could use a sewing machine to accomplish the same idea. Below is a mid-way picture of what stitching pattern I landed on:
And NOW...the finished product! :) Send a letter to someone who needs a little extra encouragement. Imagine the big smile you'll help put on their face by taking a little time to show them you love them! Have fun! It doesn't have to look perfect. ;) Happy post-carding!