Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Guaranteed to brighten your day!!


My day was instantly brightened when I found these wonderful postcards in my mail box.
A few weeks ago Kelly from Pinkadot Quilts did a post about these amazing post cards she makes. Of course I was besotted, who wouldn't be!! Then surprise, surprise a fun parcel arrived wrapped in a magazine page envelope. I wont show the front because it has our addresses but it's a big daisy with some ladybirds on it. In the writing on the back it describes the lady bugs as "Polka Dot Critters". How cute is that! Here's a photo of the back of the envelope.

You can imagine my excitement when I found this postcard of a sunny sunflower inside. I love the shading and pink blush on the petals, the stem fabric is perfect and the black polka dot centre is so much fun.

Such a gorgeous flower deserved a photo shoot in the garden.. The colours match these Birds of Paradise flowers!!
And looks lovely with a big daffodil, the herald of Spring.
It didn't travel alone. Kelly sure knows how to spoil a girl with lovely things!! The daisy envelope also included this beautiful strawberry post card.

Look at those polka dots, and cute leaves and stems, that gorgeous quilting on the yummy aqua back ground. Isn't it just wonderful!!
If you feel inspired to make a postcard or two Kelly has written a tutorial for her techniques.

Thank you Kelly for brightening our day!!


20 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful!
You are so lucky. Such wonderful work!
Kelly is very talented!

Patchwork and Play said...

They would certainly brighten anyone's day! Little fabric paintings, perfect for display! They'll put a smile on your face every time you look at them!

Quiltbenaco said...

Proprio bella!
Ciao

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Rachael aren't they just the brightest happiest cards!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Sujata said...

What a gorgeous gift in the mail! Kelly is full of energy and so are you! I love the photo shoot you did. Your garden looks amazing.

Janet said...

How beautiful, kelly has a lot of talent. I adore them, especially the black center and the blush on the petals. I love the strawberry one a lot too. Hey, these would make great bag tops and bottoms, lol.

Melody said...

What fabulous post cards. Clever, clever Kelly

smazoochie said...

Oh you lucky girl! And those birds in your garden! Beautiful!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh so cute! How fun to receive these from Kelly...she is one talented girl!

Suzee said...

those are really a work of art!!! I even love the envelope ! checking her blog out now!

Riel Nason said...

I agree! So very cheerful and pretty!

Melissa P said...

So pretty and just the thing to celebrate warmer days and Spring flowers. And....another use for fabric scraps! Excellent!

Barb said...

That Kelly is super creative and makes such fun things. How lovely that she has sent you these incredible postcards.
I love her envelope too!
You have bird of paradise in your garden? I am sooo jealous! what a great photo shoot -
enjoy your prizes
xo

Shay said...

Oh my goodness - they are amazing!

I love those strawberries. They're so cute and really pop against that blue background. Kelly is one clever chicken!

Marg said...

They are so cute, aren't you a lucky girl. Love the photo shoot too, the sunflower looked fabulous in your garden!

Karen 'n Chris said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous sunflower and scrumptious strawberries. Best sort of mail to get. Love the stuff that Kelly makes.
So does this mean you have a new hobby to add to your list?

melissa said...

They are gorgeous Rach! They go great with your garden. Enjoy your first day of spring!

x

Terry said...

A talented friend with the gift of sharing that's what it's all about. The post cards are right at home in your garden and Saturdays presents look as rthough they were born to live at your house as well.
Lucky girl I know you respond in kind and these quilters will have recieved your marvels as well. Have a good weekend

LynCC said...

Hey! Saw your comment on Donna's blog - I can't believe your mom would not want a quilt from you! You've made some really gorgeous quilts. :D

Karen said...

Another great score! You are very lucky. How exciting it must have been wondering what was inside such a uniquely wrapped parcel.

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