December 15, 2009
December 3, 2009
November 29, 2009
November 25, 2009
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
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 11, 2009
October 23, 2009
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!
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
October 8, 2009
October 6, 2009
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
September 27, 2009
September 10, 2009
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 7, 2009
September 5, 2009
August 22, 2009
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.
August 20, 2009
August 18, 2009
August 17, 2009
August 16, 2009
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.