December 16, 2009

Xmas ATC

I sent this to Cobi a week or so ago - hope it arrives in time for Christmas!

December 15, 2009

Christmas ATC

This beautiful ATC I received today from Pauline Brewis.


December 3, 2009

Autumn ATC exchange

Catherine has emailed me to say my ATC has arrived, so I can post a pic of it now!

November 29, 2009

New atcs for November and October Swap

This two atcs are Marja and Cobi. I love it!!!!!!!!

Thanks to two for this atcs!!!!

November 25, 2009

Autumn ATC received from Lorna

This is the lovely ATC I received from Lorna in the UK in the Stitchin Fingers Autumn/Thanksgiving ATC exchange - I would be interested to hear exactly how she prepared the fabrics as there are obviously materials and techniques used I have not seen before!

November 21, 2009

Autumn ATC for Lorna

Lorna has received her Autumn ATC already so I thought I might post it here now!

I made two of these again...

Batik style fabric for the background, free motion embroidery using Zwicky thread for the tree and copper Magic Foil for the leaves. Variagated Signature thread for the satin stitching.

November 19, 2009

November 2009 ATC from Maria Clara.

This beautiful ATC I received from Maria Clara in Spain.

Thank you very much Maria Clara it´s lovely with that Spanish dress!


November 11, 2009

Autumn from Allyson for Cobi

this is the gorgeous ATC I received from Allyson. I love it!

October 23, 2009

Halloween Swap for Cobi

This is my first fabric ATC swap! I have made some mixed media cards with a basically paper base in the past but this is the first I would truly call a fabric ATC.

I couldn't help myself once I got started, I made TWO!

The centre fabric is a 1930's reproduction print from a series designed by Judie Rothermill (sp?) depicting a theme for each month of the year. This one is for Halloween!

The cards are finished with some machine stitching, hand stitching and a small owl charm.

The fabric on the backs of the cards is a Debbie Mumm print - pumpkins, of course!

I am happy to trade this second card with anyone who would like to swap...First in the comments, best dressed!

Halloween ATC for Lorna

This is my ATC for Lorna. It took forever to reach her but I'm glad it arrived before Halloween!
This is a fabric fusion background and the colors in the fabric are wool roving I bought last month at a local bluegrass festival. The colors worked perfectly for the fall themes I've been constructing lately. The cat is made of bullions and the beadwork is Ogallala stitch. This was fun to do.

October 20, 2009


This atc`s is for Gina. I hope do you like!

October 8, 2009

Halloween for Robbie

This is the Halloween ATC I made for Robbie. Couched silver thread, withc sequin and spider made from wax pearls and rayon floss. I hope you like it.

October 6, 2009

Halloween ATC for Maria Clara

Here is the ATC I have made for Maria Clara - I posted it this morning (Wednesday 7th Oct) so hopefully it should arrive well in time for Halloween. I had embroidered the little ghost on a whim, and didn't put any thought into the way I cut it out, so when it came to using it on something, I fiddled around for hours with fabrics. Still didn't get it right! The moon is kind of upside down but again, the piece of fabric was a certain shape and I couldn't do much with it. The stitching is wobbly because I'd been doing a lot of typing and stitching earlier, so my hands were aching by the time I got to this!
Well, after all that, my friends who got to see it before I put it in the envelope, all thought it was cute, so I hope Maria agrees!

September 30, 2009

Magic Mushroom

Hello, my atc`s for Cobi...

September 27, 2009

Here is the beautifl ATC from Lorna! What a great multi-layer design and the colors are fabulous.

September 10, 2009

Magic Mushroom ATC

Hello! This is my Magic Mushroom ATC for Gina. It's actually purple, rather than blue. I don't know why my camera always makes the purples look like blues. Anyway, the mushroom thread is hand-dyed by me. :)
I hope you like it Gina. As soon as I get your addy I will send it your way.

(Gina I did receive an email from you today and sent you a reply with my addy!)

September 8, 2009

This magic mushroom I sent to Sheila.


September 7, 2009

Gina's Magic Mushroom

This is waiting to be sent to Michelle Mermaid - whenever she sends me her postal address - hint, hint, Michelle! (I have emailed you but not received a reply)

September 5, 2009

This lovely magic mushroom ATC was sent to me by Sheila.

August 22, 2009

private swaps

Gina and I swapped ATCs privately. Above the purple ATC Gina chose and below the lovely surprise ATC I received the other day. Isn't it gorgeous. Thank you Gina. Its really pretty.

this is the ATC Jen chose to receive.

I was very curious to see this first ATC up close. it is made from fused plastic. Jen describes the technique on her blog.

Jade + 2 ATC from Diane for Cobi

Today arrived Diane's Jade ATC in Leiden. thank you. I love it.

August 20, 2009

Jade+2 sent to Mary Lou in Canada

August 18, 2009

This lovely ATC (August "jade"), made by Gina arrived today!

Thank you very much Gina.


August 17, 2009

August ATC trade.

This "jade" ATC I made for Diane James in the USA.


August 16, 2009

These two ATCs are for the 'Jade+2' swap for August. The one of the left I made and sent to Christine in the UK and the one on the right was sent to me from Lorna in the UK. Don't you just love her embellishments - especially the little sisha mirror.
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Jade + 2 swap ATCs by Cobi

I made these 2 ATCs for August's Jade + 2 swap.
The one with the beaded curl went to Sheila in Scotland.
The one on the left is available for swapping.
I used hand dyed cotton and layered several colors of organza on top until I got a color I liked. I used my green bead soup to stitch on the beads. These bead ribbons are fun to stitch once you get the hang of them. The look great in cq work as well.