Just a thought – is this mail art? Or mail craft?
I had so much fun with the first doodle-stitch postcard, I just couldn’t resist stitching another. It shouldn’t have taken me so long to discover, though! I ‘invented’ this type of doodle-stitching last year, as a last minute extra to go with my Contours art zine. I took a chance, as I didn’t have time to guinea-pig it first; but luckily, one of my first readers, zinester Robin Mayberry of Alchemy Studios had her free bookmark stitched up within days of receiving it (right). (Even more luckily for me, the concept worked!) Now, 6 months later, I feel like a whole new world of crafty opportunities has opened up. I am never organised enough to hand-make all the christmas cards I intend to (I’m fairly certain I didn’t even manage 1 last year… :-S) but I can so visualise these abstract swirls in shades of red and green, burgundy and pine… Well, you never know – it might happen! On the other hand, I am constitutionally against even contemplating Christmas when spring has barely begun, so it might not… 😉