Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Postcards

Every year I make a few valentine postcards for my younger grand children and since it was a snow day when I started making them this year I made a few extra for friends. I stitched a heart shape using french knots and cross stitches, photocopied it and made a thermofax screen.

The original on the left, the photocopy and the screen.

The screen was then used to print on either a pink cotton or some vintage plaid silk with burgundy fabric paint.

The hearts were fused to Timtex and a few more stitches were added in different spots on each one. A backing was fused on and the edges were stitched.

Ready for address and message.

The best part is that I also received some valentines from some of the same friends I sent them to!

The weekly Leaf #6

This leaf was printed with green fabric paint on hand dyed fabric using a thermofax screen. It's a very old screen and I can't remember whether I drew the image or used clip art or a combination of both.

Daily Stitching
Indigo and Rust #334 - #337

Line Dance #41 - #44

I've also finished quilting the vintage block piece, all that's left is the hand stitching to finish the binding.

Happy Valentines Day!

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. Talk about productive!! Wow....and you've left me with Thermofax envy!!!

    1. I had thermofax envy for years and I so appreciate having one now.

  2. Your work is utterly charming! I also now have Thermofax envy! I've wanted to play more with the process but time and expense get in the way.

    1. I must say I do love my thermofax and best of all I got it free!

  3. You Valentines are so pretty and I love your weekly leaf!