Sunday, 25 April 2010

Oriental blessings..(sunday postcard oriental & Leahs monthly fabric postcard challenges)


Manasged to get to the craft show again today and picked up some lovely hand dyed threads, some tapestry kits. pandora beads for my bracelet and several promarkers. The show is in its third year now and didnt have as much stitching as previous years but there was still some marvellous art to see. My favourite was a huge buddha face quilt made up of really small squares all stitched and lined up perfectly.

For this fabric postcard I have transferred a lovely oriental photo stamp called Yumi from Scrollswork onto some fabric along with the words "blessings great, blessings small, friendship is the best of all" onto organza. The flowers are some of my hand painted fabric cut out and free stitched. The theme at Sunday Postcard is oriental and Leah's monthly fabric postcard challenge is how does your garden grow..so fits them both I think.
I found a really funny poem about housework by Jack Prelutsky called "Dainty Dotty Dee"..here is the last verse..

Dottie scours the locks and keyholes,
and she soaps the bathroom scale,
she launders every light bulb,
she bathes the morning mail,
but her oddest habit ever
(and of this there's little doubt)
is washing all the garbage
before she throws it out.

15 comments:

Lori Saul said...

What a beautiful fabric postcard- absolutely wonderful inspiration!

Kris Dickinson said...

So beautiful and unique Lorraine!

Sid said...

Very gorgeous work and love the poem !!

Electra said...

Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for stopping in at my blog, I'll be back to yours!

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

your postcard is so pretty, wonderful colors!

wow- the buddha quilt must have taken someone along time - it reminds me of those photos that are made up of tinier photos. very cool!!

Sandy said...

Wow what a beautiful fabric card.
Gorgeous design. Love it.

Gaby Bee said...

This fabric card is amazing. Love the whole layout!

Femmy said...

fantastic fabric postcard!! love the poem too!

craftytrog said...

A beautiful piece of postcard art Lorraine, and that tapestry looks amazing! Love the poem too! xx

Mandy C said...

wonderful

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Lorraine...love your blog....
it would be so great to walk around a gallery or art show with you!

I'm back to my black and white photo...!!!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant fabric work, Lorraine! Fantastic colours and stunning design.

yasmindeboo said...

Gorgeous fabric art work; such special talents!

Karin said...

Love the beautiful fabric postcard and the flowers are a great addition :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the poem and your oriental piece is awesome!!!!