Friday, April 20, 2007

More Swap for a Cure ATCs

Well! Messrs Blog and Picasa did not like me yesterday!
I wonder how today's uplift fares!
The predominantly red ATC is "Flora" from Sandra Stewart;
The middle one is painted card from Robin Bell,
and the third,from Kathryn Roberts has an Easter theme
and includes wishes for a wonderful Holiday season.
I'm not sure if it's wool roving or knitting fibre edging the ATC,but I like it!

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Open Garden

An ATC by Patrise

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ATCs for a Cure

Back March 17 I blogged my ATC attempts for the "ATCs for a Cure" swap.
Earlier postings today did not upload the pics.'s three of the ten I received in yesterday's Mail.

First is this hand stitched applique by Jenni Kirkham.
Then there's Mandy Collins golden brown work that reminds me so much of the Australian landscape.

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ATCs for a Cure

You may remember that back March 17 I blogged my ATC attempts for the "ATC for a cure" swap being organised by Cecile Whatman:

Yesterday's mail brought ten ATCs for good is that!

Some of the swappers I recognise as members of the Aus_NZ_artquilters(yahoo) group,others I don't,but I hope those that received my cards are as happy as I am.

Techniques and styles varied, and will make a good learning tool for me to explore..........hopefully Mr Picasa will allow me to upload at least some of my goodies for your enjoyment.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hearts and flowers

I thought it was time to dust the cobwebs off my Janome Xpressions!

Myfanwy of Nuvo Felt and periodically issues a "Challenge" and I'm waaaaay behind in responding.

The current? previous challenge was "Hearts and flowers" and I didnt want M to think I had abandoned her completely,so............

Using a chiffon scarf (courtesy of my friend Catherine) some wool roving,some acrylic felt and some kunin felt,here's my answer.
Being chiffon I've left the petals free standing,anchored in the centre with some Angelina fibres for sparkle.
Wool roving supplied the stems and heart shaped leaves in acrylic felt complete the spray.

I'm wondering if I can make the flowers on a base that can be used to brighten up last Winter's tops---much like a brooch. hmmmmmmmm??

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