Anna received the ATC I made and she posted it today on her blog, Frosted Petunias! I am fairly pleased with how it turned out, but I am still afraid it is a bit amaturish compared to all the other Swappers' cards. I'm having a great time doing the cards, however, and I can only do better with practice right?
Speaking of ATCs, I want to mention that the girls at Blissfull ATC Swap are having a contest! Those who want to play, have to create some sort of holder, carrier, display..er? for ATCs. I've signed up because I am now addicted to this new medium. Go and check it out! To all those "sewers" out there...it's okay. You can do ATCs, too! I sewed the fabric to cardstock as well as "free embroidered" the outlines of the flower on my "Orange" ATC. The coolest thing about this card is the flower stem. If you can see, I used green thread in the top while the bobbin was loaded with black thread. The result is sort of a "striped" stem. I will definately be experimenting with this "free embroidery" technique again soon!
I've got several sewing projects in the works at the moment, including a few back to school goodies. There are big things happening this week in my house:
Well, that's it for now. I should be good and tired by the weekend! Toodles for now!
P.S. In case you are curious, the poem I have printed onto the ATC is called, What Is Pink? It is by Christina Rossetti. Here is the entire poem:
What is pink? a rose is pink
By the fountain’s brink.
What is red? a poppy’s red
In its barley bed.
What is blue? the sky is blue
Where the clouds float thro’.
What is white? a swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? why, an orange,
Just an orange!