Thursday, August 13, 2009


As promised forever ago, I'm back with ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). The theme for this exchange was Time, and I think this wise little reader sort of looks like an amalgam of Father Time and Baby New Year. I stamped the book on some shiny textured cardstock I'd salvaged from a book of invitation samples, and cut it out to give the image some dimension.

This is my new toy - I love it! I've been participating in some ATC exchanges recently, and since they're small, they can be easy to lose track of. This little display holder from 7 Gypsies is so cute and retro, and looks fantastic on my desk. The card showing in the front is a gorgeous one I got recently - the image is printed on stiffened silk, then the center of the flower is stitched through with thread to give it texture. So gorgeous!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Payoff

So, this is what I've been working on for the last 9 months - a cross-stitch afghan. I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped it, and then I ended up rewrapping it at work in cuter paper, so a coworker was sweet enough to take a picture while I had it out. I didn't realize how wrinkly it was! It's been in a little pile on my lap all this time - Miles's favorite kind of craft. I'm so happy with how it turned out, though!