I painted red caps in a circle, and put in some highlights and stems with white.
It dried nice & quick, and I took them over the my Horizon to free motion stitch them. I had this variegated thread I bought a long time ago on clearance. It runs red - orange - grey. I do not know WHY I bought such an odd spool. This is the first time I fell in love with it. It was perfect for this project!
Seriously - if you ask me, the best thing about sewing on this machine is that I can stop & start anywhere without having to pull the threads out and old the tails and then stitch and pull it all out to clip with scissors. On a quilt I might have to pull up the bobbin thread, but with my art I just sew the spiral, and push the 'clip thread' button. Done! Plus with the stiff postcard stabilizer, I don't need to engage the needle plate. I added some decorative stitches and even clipped some edges with scissors. Check it out.
|Borders add the finishing touches. "I Believe in Fairies" swap at PostCard Cottage|
I only needed to make three, but there is a very special little girl in my life who studies mushrooms as a hobby. Her birthday is next week. I was her dayhome mom for a couple of years and she holds a very special place in my heart. I think she will LOVE this as a birthday card from me over an email anyday! : )