Friday, June 14, 2019

ATC Friday


These three sets of cards are from my own starters - I made the background and people added to them. You never really know what you are going to get when you send things out into the world - that's part of the fun!






Tuesday, June 11, 2019

ATC Tuesday


These cards were made for a swap where the hostess stitched six small cross stitch items and sent them to the players, who had to incorporate them into cards - it was great fun to see how different people used the items- wish I could show that here, but I can only show how I used mine...






Friday, June 07, 2019

ATC Friday


These are all round robin ATCs (and AT Coins) which I was the third person to add something to. I added quite a lot to this first set, as they came to me quite plain (though pretty):



With this set, I added less, as they were fuller to start with. 



These I wasn't really that sure what to do with, but in the end, I think they worked ok. The bird sticker is gold and shiny, but didn't scan well. 


Tuesday, June 04, 2019

ATC Tuesday


These cards were made for a swap where the hostess sent the players some flashcards with terminology (medical and biological) on them. We had to use the word on the card, though it didn't have to be connected to the medical meaning of the word. I used some bird collages I had in my stash with interesting backgrounds and some words to make my cards.  My words were "hard"


"head"


"heart"


and "none".  I also had a few others I found harder to use ("childbirth", etc). 

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Scrappy blocks


Actually spent a little time sewing this weekend - miracle! I made some blocks using scraps from my strip bag, combined with a wider strip of black (or neutral) down the centre. Not sure what I'm going to do with them now, but it was nice to cut scraps and sew fabric.



Saturday, June 01, 2019

Remake for a friend


A friend of mine partly made this small baby quilt a few years back but never finished it. She now has an occasion to gift the quilt and asked if I'd be able to quilt it up for her (it was partly quilted with some very tiny SITD quilting) and bind it.

As I couldn't remove the previous stitching without damaging the fabric, I just left it and did a little all over loopy meander. 


Friday, May 31, 2019

ATC Friday


These are round robin cards where I was the starter - I really like this card, which started off quite abstract, and then gained vases and flowers.  The background is actually from Sarah's old art portfolio for GCSE art. Some of the studies make great backgrounds.






Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ATC Tuesday


These cards were all for a "Trash to Treasure" Swap - someone sends you an envelope of bits and pieces, and you have to use some of them to make your cards. There's usually rule about how many you need to use, which varies, though I try to use as many as I can, if they make sense. More fun that way.  You can add your own stuff, too, of course.






Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sneak Peek 2


And here's another Cotton Robin Sneak Peek - this one is of the quilt which I quilted and bound. I wouldn't normally work on two of them two days running, but the previous round had actually been lost in the post, and then was returned to the sender and re-sent to me, so I got it much later than I should have. Just glad it wasn't lost.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sneak peek


These were some fabrics which might have played a part in a round for the Cotton Robin round robin. I can't show the whole thing yet, just a tiny hint. I'll show the proper round later.

Friday, May 24, 2019

ATC Friday


These sets of round robin cards are all ones where I was the third (and last) person to work on them.  So the cards come to me nearly finished, and I just finish them off. By the time it gets to the third player, the theme is pretty set, usually. Which is fine. Makes it easier in some ways!






Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ATC Tuesday


Some stitched trees for a stitched card swap. Springtime colours!

Friday, May 17, 2019

ATC Friday


Another set of Round Robin cards - once again, ones which I started, and others finished off.  I always enjoy seeing what direction they will take - some are more apparent than others, like these ones with dancers. Some, like the more abstract ones, can go all kinds of crazy places.