Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wed: Postcards and Kindle Covers

Don't forget to come over and see me at my new blog, Solar Threads

Yep, I'm still working on postcards.  Those above are for this month's "May Flowers" postcard swap.  It's the first time I have worked with rhinestones.  I used a simple sheet of heat-fix rhinestones that I got in the craft section of a local store.  Unfortunately, when I went to use my iron next, I noticed that despite the fact that I used a press cloth, it left a yucky film on my (very new) iron.

I tried a few different spray cleaners, with no avail, then remembered a post that I'd read on a blog about using a "Mr Clean Magic Eraser" sponge to remove iron-on adhesive from an iron.  I just happened to have one under my sick.
AMAZING!!  I just had to re-share this tip here!!

I'm thinking about buying one of those rhinestone applicator "wands".  Has anyone else used one of these?  Are they better than an iron?

I also recently was made aware of a postcard fund-raiser that I decided to participate in.  Sisters Quilt Show, in Central Oregon, is "the largest outdoor quilt show in the world".  I was lucky enough to be able to go a few years ago.  It's spectacular!  They hold a fundraiser every year selling postcards that anyone can make and donate to raise money for cancer patients in Central Oregon.  You can find more details here, at Sisters Quilt Show Website's Wish Upon a Card details.  The deadline has just passed to be considered for the silent auction cards, but they're still taking cards to sell to raise money up until July 1st.  So I decided to make up a few cards for them too.
I still need to finish the edges of all of these cards, and get them in the mail.

Speaking of mail, look at the 2 cards I recently pulled out of our mailbox from Monika and Darcy!  Aren't they beautiful?!

I also got all of my latest batch of Kindle Covers all sewn up this week.  I quilt each one, and often, the backs are just as pretty as the fronts!
As usual, I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wed.  Come see what others have been up to!!


Lee said...

The Magic Eraser is one of my favorite things ever. : ) Beautiful postcards! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Beth said...

The rhinestone wand.... well save your money... the iron you have and you know it gets hot!!! Maybe do some covers.... where the quilting is the star? So folks like that. Love the postcards, oops I've said that before.

Kelli said...

I will have to try that Magic Eraser. Thanks for sharing! Wonderful postcards. :o) Happy Wednesday!

The Thompsons said...

Love the quilting on your covers- beautiful! I'm going to have to try that Magic Eraser. I love those things for the walls.