Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day - Pretty and Pink Swap Returns

Hope everyone is having a lovely Valentine's Day. It's cold and rainy here, so we'll be celebrating at home. Oh, wait. We ALWAYS celebrate at home - don't love the crowded restaurants! 

Sharing the three lovely ATCs I received from Kim's ArtJoyStuff Pretty and Pink ATC Swap.  
































Kim included the pretty vintage lace wound on a wooden clothespin. Very sweet!



The pretty and dainty ATC above is by Sylvia. She used the tiniest doily I've ever seen, and she also included the cute little round folder seen in the first photo.



This ATC by Jane has pretty silk-covered beads and gold elements. Very elegant and lovely!



This beautiful ATC by Jackie has so many layers and a lot of dimension that you can't see in the photo. 

Thank you, Sylvia, Jane and Jackie. I love your creations! And thanks to Kim for hosting and for the pretty lace! If you'd like to see all of the ATCs from this swap, visit ArtJoyStuff here.

To see the ATCs I made, please visit my last post here.








Friday, January 27, 2017

Pretty in Pink ATC Swap and Heart Pillow Class

Kim at ArtJoyStuff hosted a Pretty & Pink ATC swap for January. Here are my little creations.





















I used hand-dyed velvet for the background with an overlay of vintage dotted tulle. The vintage photos were copied onto fabric. The applique trim was purchased last week from Kathy who has one of my favorite Etsy shops, Strange Notions. I bought them mainly to cut apart and include in inspiration kits, but they were perfect for my ATCs.



The tiny envelopes used on the backs came from the Target Dollar Spot. I included swap and contact info on the little letter tucked inside, and added Dresden wings.


I gathered a few little things for our hostess, Kim, including an ATC to keep, vintage heart sequins from French General, a tiny spray of millinery berries, and a bit of applique trim.



This was a 3-for-3 swap, so I'll have three pretty creations to show you next month. 

Another Valentine-themed opportunity came along when Jackie taught a Valentine pillow class at Paper Crown. Isn't this the cutest thing?


We had such a good time stitching and chatting! As is always the case with Jackie's classes, I loved the class and love the fun piece she designed.

























Only a couple of weeks until Valentine's Day! Do you have all your decorations on display? I'll be sharing some past Valentine creations before the holiday.