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.