Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Swap for All Seasons Fabric Collage Exchange

I participated for the first time in one of A Swap for All Seasons' exchanges. This was a mini fabric collage exchange, and my partner was Jamie.  She sent me a really wonderful creation on which she used a vintage napkin for the base with tea-dyed felt and fabric, a doily and embroidery, ric rac, vintage lace and metal embellishments. It's really lovely and a very creative use of elements. I particularly like the little piece of lace attached with a rusty safety pin, and most of those reading this probably agree! I'm so happy to have found so many who feel the same way I do about old scraps of lace and fabrics, vintage millinary, etc. - "green" crafting at its best.
My vision for her collage was snow covered mountains with a window of flowers. I used layers of white doilys and batting, a bit of embroidery from an old hanky, and included the saying, "No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn" because she lives in a really cold climate, and also because as I was making it I personally was sick of snow and cold weather (so thankful this week for 70s and 80s!)  The result was not what I had envisioned, but I rather like it anyway.  Hope she does, too!


  1. Both of those are so beautiful!

  2. Thanks! I really love it so much and have it hanging where I can see it everyday! Jamie

  3. They're gorgeous -- I love all the layers!