I was inspired to make a piece of 'Mail Art' by a project from Viv at Hens Teeth in an old issue of CPS ( Jan/Feb 2009). I didn't open my envelope out as there wasn't a lot happening on the back and just covered the address with paint and tissue. I always feel slightly nervous about other people's names and addresses and the potential for living relatives to come a knocking!
I punched out some butterflies and after watching a You Tube 'How To' I managed to stitch a few French Knotty flowers. I also added a piece of ripped muslin and an old button to the corner.
Очень - очень понравилось! Такая теплая работа.
Hmm - mail art - that looks like fun to!!
I LOVe your take on it. Your young lady looks great to me, I wish I had her waist size!!!
Your french knot flowers are lovely.
It's all very pretty Margaret.
I'm off to check out 'hens teeth' - love the name!!!lol
And who said they could stitch French knots?? They look totally gorgeous!
This looks fab, love the French knot idea.....might have to play with that myself! Thanks for the ideas.
hola margaret!!!!!! qué divino!!!!how beautifullllllllll....the envelope with the butterflies...the little flowers and that lady with few neck but very prettyyyyyy!!!!!!!l love it!very sweet and very inspiring!!!muchos besossss!!!
This is simply beautiful!!
love this M, it is just wonderful and you did a great job on the french knots!! bravo!
What an all out extravaganza! This package will be admired by every postal person from your place to its final destination. I bet you will brighten their day as much as the recipient. Love the french knots and the muslin lady.
Your french knots look great. I love this...but you knew I would!
This is just beautiful... so simple but breathtaking. love love all the textures. and OMG, the french knot flowers are adorable... hmmmm think I'm going to have to look for a YOUTUBE on this... great job !
Looks wonderful! I love this project you've created! Jamie V in MT
WONDERFUL all the way around! Your no-neck lady is perfect, because of course, she is a free spirit so her hair is down and flowing...
Really, you are too hard on your self about stitching, because everyone can see that you CAN make French knots! :)
loving this Margaret - I love Viv's work but I can't do the stitching at all !!!
How beautiful, and it's all lovely
Love Dawn xx
I thought I saw French Knots = there is nothing you can't do and SO stylishly too!
I was inspired!! Take a look www.sroddis.blogspot.com
i love what you've done with this~!!~
don't you just adore Hens Teeth~!?!~ i find her work quite inspiring also.
yesterday morning i spent the entire morning out on my patio making mail art for my daughter. the sun was out and it felt delicious. ihope to post some photos of it soon. in the meantime, i'm going back for another look at your beauitful work~!
got to your blog by way of Frosted Petunia - dress Up 2010 - love your blog!!!!!!!!!!! I am starting my dress up closet with my granddaughters - 7 and 4. Was looking for something artsy and magical that would be new to do with them! Digging thru my odd boxes to come up with our closet next! Love the mail art - I am a snail mail enthusiast, in fact this weekends post on my blog is all about just that-snail mail.
This piece is fabulous! I am so happy I found your blog. I will be back to scroll through all your old posts and my just have to start making dresses. I've been working a bit with stitching my little pieces of this and that. It's so satisfying and what you are doing is beautiful!
Love this so much !
So pretty! Your flowers are dreamy and I love the no neck girl ~ I would say "bravo Margaret!" Only you could take all these elements and create such beautiful art! (The 3-D butterflies are sensational too!) Love and Blessings ~ Katie
I love the simplicity of your flowers... perfect with the rest of the piece!
Hi Margaret! This looks simply beautiful! Your french knot flowers are lovely.
I just adore your art style! This is incredible!
I love this and it definitely looks like your style......I love the little flowers.....
Wow! Simply beautiful. Just love the little red flowers. Inspiring. :)
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