Happiness Is Homemade

I had this post drafted for a rainy day but on visiting Sharon’s blog and reading she is the guest for Take A Word and the theme is Sewing then I knew that rainy day had arrived and so re-drafted the post.
This postcard was made for the Postcard Swap I am participating in. Alexa was allocated September and she said that we could select our own theme. I opted for vintage dressmaking as I never tire of this theme and never tire of using  Oxford Impressions’ Dressforms & Corset set. I also used Suzanne’s Sewing Notions set, fast becoming another favourite of mine.I enjoyed making this postcard so much that I had to eventually tell myself “Step away from the postcard” as I was continually adding more and more stamped elements and scraps. As you can see I either stamped onto inked or painted cardstock and also stained old curtain lining in a tea bath. The button was made from clay after which I painted, inked and finally stamped onto it. I used my mini sewing machine, without thread, to create the holes.


39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Queenie
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 17:04:52

    I love, love love! this post card as sewing is a huge thing in my world.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  2. Rose McGuinn
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 17:08:48

    As always, I’m wowed.
    I especially like your safety pin, perched so jauntily.


  3. Tracy Evans
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 17:12:22

    Love your sewing piece and the homemade sentiment is perfect. Tracy x


  4. Maria
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 17:13:44

    Oooh, this is soooo beautiful! I looked through some of your blog, and your projects are stunning! Maria x


  5. Fliss
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 17:18:28

    A real stunner Lynne and I love everything on there being a sewing themed artwork fan too. All the stitching detail looks gorgeous and the hand made button is the perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my Maude collage as it made my day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  6. Valerie-Jael
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 17:33:37

    Another lovely piece Lynne! Valerie


  7. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 17:44:44

    Lynne; perfectly and elegantly composed! xxoo


  8. Penny
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 18:20:54

    This is a totally exquisite piece. Really admire your work. penny


  9. Cazro
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 18:44:29

    Wonderful work as usual. I am always delighted to visit your blog. Caz


  10. 2amscrapper
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 19:07:04

    This is stunning!


  11. KK
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 19:14:12

    Lovely work, Lynne – very you 🙂


  12. Dollys daydreams
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 19:15:13

    You are such a star and I bet you where a seamstress well actually a famous fashion designer would be more near the mark. This postcard is sublime , such beautiful details and love your little clay button.



  13. supersnooks13
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 19:53:18

    This is YOU through and through; love it, love all the elements . BRAVO !!


  14. Silvia(Barnie)
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:12:34

    Lynne, that’s a wonderful fabric work. Great use of all these elements.


  15. dorthe
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:12:56

    Love it dear Lynne,-the beautiful background, the sewing without thread, the wonderful Sewing notions set…and the Oxford I. dressform set( which I have myself, the last one-!)- and the petit pieces of fabric, here and there, makes it so very charming, also.
    Thankyou for the link– I just returned home ,from Copenhagen and my grandchildren,tonight–I will take a look tomorrow. So very sweet of you Lynne.


  16. Linda
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:13:46

    Hi Lynn, I love your post card too with all the elements. Thanks for sharing. Linda


  17. Yvonne Whaley
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:16:47

    Fabulous postcard, love the sewing stamps and all your details. Yvonne x


  18. William Charlebois
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:25:17

    Beautiful work! It is always impressive to see something handmade after looking at so much digital work.


  19. craftytrog
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:25:30

    A perfect piece of sewing art Lynne! I love your clay button! x


  20. MarieS.
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:30:10

    Wonderful composition,Lynne! Love it.
    Have a great week.


  21. Marjie Kemper
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:44:15

    So beautiful, Lynne. Love that tiny bit of measuring tape you’ve pinned on the top as well as the metal snaps.


  22. Brenda Brown
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 22:31:54

    Oh this is sooo gorgeous Lynne, just lots of my favourites too.
    Enjoy your week and I hope you are well.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


  23. B ev
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 00:17:47

    Wow! This is absolutely beautiful, and so well done. BRAVO!


  24. The Scrap Yard
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 00:36:11

    Gorgeous! Love the little scrap of fabric in the corner with the saftey pin.


  25. Sharon
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 10:45:07

    Oh Lynne this is an amazing “sewing” creation!!!!! So glad you decided this was a “rainy day” LOL!!! I love the dress form and all the sewing elements – great safety pin with the little labels!! Just gorgeous!!


  26. Sue
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:03:53

    I love the mix of textures you’ve incorporated in this piece.


  27. Ephemera
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:08:02

    Beautifully made, with such exquisite attention to detail, a stunning postcard, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, and of course I watched the last episode of Downton, my sister lives in the states and cant wait till the latest series is broadcast over there early next year. Sundays just won’t be the same LOL! XX


  28. june
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 13:22:34

    Hi Lynne, what gorgeous detail. A very beautiful creation my friend.
    hugs June x
    ps, I have posted your gorgeous ‘Shabby work’ today on my blog AND … I have a massive Winter Sale going on
    hugs June x


  29. Debbie R.
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 16:50:32

    Beautiful Lynne! Love all the sewing “stuff” that seems to be popular right now. I’ve bought some things but haven’t had a chance to put them together! Love all your details and doodads! Great vintage soft colours! Stunning! Always a treat to visiti!



  30. Ira
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 17:12:13

    Such a fantastic piece of work again Lynne, you’ve put together an amazingly beautiful collage of sewing items. Gorgeous!! Hugs, Ira x


  31. fiberblogAnni
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 19:22:26

    Lynne you have made a wonderful collage, love everything you have added to it, and the background is fantastic.


  32. Suze Bain
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 21:29:47

    Such lovely detail Lynne, a beautiful postcard. xx


  33. Dot Hay
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 22:30:50

    Lovely project Lynne, just love it


  34. Diane
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 01:10:31

    Stunning postcard Lynne! I love all the special elements you added, especially that clay button!


  35. Shelly McGovern Schmidt
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 04:13:30

    Wonderful project- I also really enjoy the sewing theme- and love all of the different elements you have added.


  36. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 05:38:52

    I never get tired of the sewing theme too and this is gorgeous, Lynne!


  37. Alexa Noble
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 13:31:29

    It really is the most gorgeous card. How lucky am I that I was the recipient of it! Thanks a million Lynne. xx


  38. Jack
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 16:59:20

    Lucky Alexa. Just a gorgeous creation. xx


  39. Penny
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 21:53:43

    Love all the pieces of your postcard and your button is terrific! You sure did have fun with this one 🙂


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