Saturday 20 February 2021

Kick-starting my creativity...

After what has been a very long break both from my blog and from sewing in general, I finally have something creative to share with you.

In an attempt to rekindle my interest in sewing and in being creative in general after ill health, I thought I would start this year with some very simple sewn card projects.  There was also a practical reason for making the cards as my back up supply of greetings cards had run very low due to the shops not being open to buy them.

I started by experimenting with a small, quilted and free motion embroidered design of a sail boat. The image was inspired by various sail boat photographs seen on the internet.

Then I progressed to some simple floral images (also inspired by photographs seen on the internet.)  This time I didn't try to quilt the image but simply stitched it directly onto a piece of fabric-covered card.

Then I completed a whole flurry of cards all using the same technique of fusing fabric directly to the card and then adding details using machine stitching.

Some of the cards also had added extra details using little stickers, etc which I have had for some time.

I am pleased with the outcome of the cards and will enjoying using them to keep in touch with friends and family over the coming weeks.

Thank you for visiting and see you next time! 😊   


  1. Welcome back! I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well and really hope you're feeling much better. I've missed you!
    Your cards are all so pretty and such a great way to use up scraps. I've been making some cards as needed too because with the current lockdown the stores haven't been open to buy any.

  2. Your cards look lovely, what a great way to use up all those useful pieces of fabric that we all keep.

    1. Thank you Brenda! It certainly does use up a few scraps but not enough to make a dent in the huge collection that I have!! Hope you are keeping well! Christine xx

  3. lovely to be reading your blog again hope you are feeling stronger everyday. Such pretty cards love the free motion sail boat.

  4. Your cards are so lovely, Christine. I hope you are feeling much better now. xx

  5. How very creative! Your cards are adorable and fun to scroll through.

  6. Your cards are just adorable--I know they will bring a smile to whomever receives them! I was sorry to hear that you haven't been well. I hope you are better now and on your way to good health. Stay safe!

  7. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well and I hope you are doing better now. I love your new collection of cards , what a fun way to get back into the groove of creativity , they are all loveky .

  8. So good to see you back girl! All your cards are beautiful and I love them all. You certainly know how to make a come back lol. I am so pleased that you are recovering well and found some energy for creativity. Enjoy.

  9. Wonderful cards, all so different. I think you will have to start making some Christmas themed ones so you are well prepared in December.


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