Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fastenings, Day 2



After some fiddling around today, I decided that what the cards really needed was a nice finished, frame-type edge - and was suddenly struck with the idea of using old zips as an edging (the theme is fastenings, after all) and dug around to find some - I knew I had some, somewhere. In fact, I found some which had been handed down to me from (I think) my grandmother's stash of dressmaking stuff - one of them still had a price tag on it - it was reduced to 10cents (US) from the grand original price of 25cents. OK, it wasn't a very long zip, but still. Anyway, I loved the results of using the zips and am now happy with the cards. Hoorah, they can go in the post tomorrow.


And speaking of post, I got a bumper crop today - at left, a parcel of goodies from Susan, who did a giveaway a while back (which I was one of the winners of - how cool is that!) . This parcel is a right treasure trove - lots of little bits of fabric in various materials - some hand-dyed cotton, some velvet, some sheer stuff, some silk and just other stuff. And some nice paper. And some ribbons and stuff, and some findings and just some other stuff. It was a great bundle. I was very happy to see it in the post.






And I got a bunch of other stuff, too - a package of fat eights of shibori-ed fabric which was a swap from my dyeing group - that's what's pictured above. Some fabulous pieces here, I can't wait to find something suitable to use them in.

And finally, a billion postcards - ok, I exaggerate, but there were four - that's pretty good.


These two are both from DebMarie - one is for the Purple Haze swap, the other is for the February Challenge on Arts in the Mail - one fabric, one thread. The thread, if you can see it is a silver metallic - great card.



And last but not least, Q is for Queen from Dawn - such a great idea for a card, don't you think? And O is for Owl, from Kim. I probably won't get any more post for a week, but it was certainly nice today...

5 comments:

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Kate, the zipper idea is great! Who'd a thunk it! YOU! :O)

Vicki W said...

The zipper edging os PERFECT! I'd like to trade the mail I received today with yours!

Ruth said...

Oh, you got the best post today!

McIrish Annie said...

YOu are a clever girl to zip on those zippers. a perfect finish

ScaryCheri said...

what a great addition to your cards, the zips. I have a popcorn tin half full of zips I got passed down from my Mom. She would pull them off everything and any bargain bin that had them for a true bargain. Just in case she needed them, lol. Just got an email about Lenna's new swaps but haven't had a chance to sign up for any as I am out on the road in the truck. Hopefully will get in on at least one. Have a great weeken. Hugz, Scary