Saturday, 8 January 2011

ATC Vancouver Swap January 2011

One of the themes for this month's swap is purple and that's the theme I have chosen to do with sewn, singed and beaded layers.
This month the swap is taking place at the Richmond Art Gallery so that we can view the exhibit of ATCs before the final day and swap.

Christmas Tree

I bought a little 2 foot tree to decorate and take to the hospital and decided all the ornaments should be non-breakable and handmade, everything but the string of beads met that criteria. All the ornaments I made are recycled paper and needle felt.

I played with some colour blending for these ornaments and used cookie cutters for the heart and star shapes. Most of the paper ornaments were cut with a Spellbinders die.

12 Days of Christmas

I've been missing from blog posts for nearly a month, but even though the gift opening for the Byhand Artists 12 Days of Christmas is long past I want to show you some of the cuff bracelets that I made for my Day 9 gifts. I showed the wrapped packages is my last post and so now here are the gifts that were inside.This is a selection of some of the cuff bracelets that I stitched up from fabric samples, hand knit pieces and fabric binding. Some have beading and rubber stamped pieces stitched on.
This group shows some more of the cuff bracelets including one that has a needle felted heart and beads.Close-up of one of the bracelets with a fabric mesh and buttons added.
This one is a fabric sample with a knit lace edging and flower added to the front along with some fun beads.
And the rubber stamped back, all rubber stamps from Quietfire Design.