As usual, everyone was to create a textile card (approx 2.5" x 3.5") to then send to their secret swap partner.
Mine was for Dya from In de Beukenhof, who said "Only colors I don't like are neon colors. I have no other 'dislikes' and like to be surprised".
Deborah, who really captured the feeling of Spring with this cute bouncing lamb. The detail of the flowers and stitching are great - I love it!
Mine was for Ali from Very Berry Handmade (yes - as in the organiser of these great swaps - YIKES- no pressure then!!!). Ali said "I will be very happy with anything you want to make for me."
I decided to go with The Cat in the Hat. Its one of my favourite books, and Mally loves it too! To create it, I sketched an outline of the cat onto plain white cotton, machine embroidered the lines, and filled in with red stitching. I cut this piece out and stitched onto the blue background. I tried to applique and stitch the letters but it looked pants(!) so I drew these on with a white gel pen. I pieced on a stripey bit of fabric (after unsuccessfully experimenting with an old tea towel!!) and finished off with a rough zigzag to match the sketchy lines.
Mrs Sew and Sow. She wrote that she struggled at first but then her daughter suggested she check out deviantART and she found inspiration for this design by konfusedfae. I think she's done an amazing job and I love Life of Pi!!!
Very Berry Handmade ATC Swap Group on Flickr. They are all amazing! You can also read about our earlier attempts in the previous swaps here and here.
Thanks to Ali for organising another great swap! Have any of you made ATCs before? They are such great fun!
Update: 8th April 2014 - this post was featured here by VeryBerryHandmade