29 December 2012

Crochet curtains

It took me over two years to crochet two curtains for my sister, below are the results:

A close-up:

Christmas wrapping

More cards

I made this card for our friends Brian and Linda who invited us to their 100th birthday party - they both just turned 50.  Below is the envelope I made for the card.


Get Well card for Kurt, who had an operation:

Some more cards:

Christmas card for Celeste:

This card was designed by Celeste and I reproduced it when I visited her back in September:

Private swap with Jyoti

A while ago I proposed a private swap to Asia aka Jyoti from Poland, after seeing a post about a similar swap on her blog.  We agreed to make a postcard for each other with sewing elements and 'words'.  I received this beautiful postcard from Asia, the wording translated loosely from Polish means: You must allow yourself to create, to have open eyes to the inner beauty of creation because it is a strong power of fulfilment.

I also received this beautiful card with the postcard:

This is the front of my card with the words meaning: For a good beginning we easily find pleasure at a place where the sun is shining.  

The back says: We are building a new life, sweet, fascinating, full of joy, spontaneous, non-stereotypical.

I managed to find the various words in a Polish magazine which I unexpectedly had stacked in my closet.  

This was a fun swap, I enjoyed creating and receiving the stunning postcard from Asia, even though I had to wait for it for two months, courtesy of the Polish Post sending it across the ocean via a boat, despite Asia paying for airmail!  But it was worth the wait.   You can read all about it in Polish on Asia's blog here.  Thank you Asia for swapping with me.