We needed to make a bunch of thank you cards today, and Tsia has become so independent in her art-making that I knew any collaborative effort had to be quick and dirty or it would never happen. I cut out basic shapes from fabric scraps, slapped some glue on the back of them, and handed them to her to assemble (with a little help). Quick indeed. Here are the six we completed in short order.
And this is a card my Mom recently sent. I had to look at it several times before it occurred to me that she had made it. And I think it's made from other recycled cards, right Mom? Some of it appears to be hand-stitched to cardstock, which she then stitched to the front of the card and hand-tied the thread ends at the inside to keep it neat. My clever Mom. She's got me looking at fabric and paper bits with a new eye again.
It's been a while since I did any card-making, and I love stitching on paper. I would have had at those butterflies with the sewing machine were it not for the short attention span of my crafting partner. I think it's actually becoming more difficult to collaborate on these projects as she grows older and becomes more independent. But she did tell me that she wants to start using a sewing machine, which has me fantasizing about all sorts of projects we can make together. Something tells me I'd better slow my imagination a bit for this, however.