Monday, March 14, 2011

Sending Lovely Fabric Greetings Your Way!

Who doesn't love getting fun things in their mailboxes?  I'm talking about your mailbox outside your house..not your email.  I love sending random packages and cards to people, but Alyce takes it to the next level of thoughfulness and fun in her Fabric Greetings Etsy shop - 
Her fabric postcards are sweet, thoughtful and unique!  Imagine you're having a bad day and you find this in your mailbox:

You'll be all smiles, and you can frame and keep it!  Each of her postcards come with clear, plastic mailing sleeves so your card will be protected in the mail.  She also has adorable bookmarks in her shop. And most importantly, everything in her shop is handmade with love.  Here's more about Alyce and her Fabric Greetings shop:

What is your favorite item in your shop?
 Favorite item in shop - since basically all my items are the same, I obviously like fabric postcards. However, this one is the one that catches my eye the most. First I love the colors, second it has some buttons which I love and third, it reminds me of a friend I have had for about 50 years. We seldom see each other because of distances, but when we do, it is like we never missed a day. That is a forever friend.

Did you have an "A-HA Moment" when you knew you wanted to open an Etsy shop?
No A-HA moment. In fact, I was terrified. That came from my computer illiteracy. I have sold items at craft fairs for 40 years or more and can relate to people one on one. This cyber space is a whole new ball game.

How did you come up with the brilliant idea of fabric postcards?
 About 5 years ago when the arthritis in my hands got so bad I could no longer do the hand work on my art dolls, I remembered seeing some art postcards at the International Quilt Market years before. They had to be mailed in an envelope which - to me -defeated the idea of them being postcards. So I decided to reinvent the wheel. I began making and sending cards to my friends. I am a huge believer in sending snail mail cards for no reason at all. When I got favorable responses to the cards, I started making them for sale. Why buy a mass produced card, when you can get a one of a kind that can be used for table art or wall art or a luggage tag. That has to make the recipient feel special.

What is your favorite thing about Etsy?
I like the treasury feature. I enjoy making them, looking at others and am especially pleased when I am featured in one. Once again, they were a little scary until our daughter walked me through the process.

Tell us some fun things about you...
 Fun things about me...........hmmmmmm Will be married 45 years in Oct. to same guy. We met in high school. He went his way and I went mine. Then we reconnected and married 5 years later. Our daughter is KPTography ( ) and we are super proud of her and her accomplishments. My sewing machine goes on vacation with us. I usually walk 2.5 miles in the early morning. My outfit of choice is a denim jumper and white T-shirt or turtleneck depending on the season. The first thing I do when we check into a motel is check the yellow pages for fabric/quilt shops.

The next time you have an occasion to buy for, whether it's a new baby, a wedding, or even because you just feel like saying hello, go to Fabric Greetings!  Send a framable smile to someone special soon!!


  1. Great article. Alyce has some awesome postcards. Something for everyone and every occasion.

  2. What a great feature!! I am really loving those bookmarks.

  3. Wonderful feature Shane! The post cards are so neat and original!

  4. I love Alyce's postcards. I've bought some for special people and they now have a special place in their homes.

  5. Beautiful feature on Alyce! Her postcards are amazing!! Such a wonderful and fun lady!!

  6. So nice to get a peek at the lady behind the cards! Lovely feature!

  7. This is a terrific feature on Alyce, and I'm glad to learn more about how she began her Etsy shop and her interesting background!

  8. I am a huge fan of Alyce's work. I have purchased several of her fabric postcards and couldn't help keeping a couple for myself!