Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pastel "May Flowers" Postcards

Just sent off my May postcards for my colors monthly postcard exchange. The colors this month were "pastels," and I had a really hard time with using softer, less saturated colors! I think the colors I ended up with are just on the edge of what would be defined as "pastel."

Each card used a different French postcard back, from a really cool batch I got on eBay, and for the first time I added a few sequins and beads, with a LOT of glue, and they seem to have made it through the mail just fine.

My First Knitted and Felted Bag

I just finished my fist knitted and felted bag, using yarn I got at the thrift store! It was really chunky wool, so it knitted up in just a few evenings, but didn't felt as completely as I had expected. The fabric is still very strong, though. I just kind of changed colors as the spirit moved me.

Here's the thing: I think it's too plain-looking. I'm thinking of adding some vintage pink buttons around the rim or something. Or maybe some tassels on the side where the handles are tied together.

Please let me know what you think!