Thursday, March 5, 2009


Hi All,

It seems ages since I posted last, and there is still not much to report! I am working on several pieces of lace, but unfortunately I cannot share for 1 reason and another.

Progress report:

Tatting - 14 of 30 outside motifs complete on the doily...will share after early October!
- waiting on thread for the next lot of quanti's for the 25 motif challenge.

Bobbin lace - Beds mat...only about 20 ends to sew pic when done.
- Just started - hankie edging, own design in Oliver Twists thread...coming up sooooo well, I intend to enter it in the local show in October - hence no pics, sorry :(

And the quilts are also coming along...126 dingies awaiting being turned into sailboats and hexagons forming flowers at top speed!

So, something I can share is my newfound passion for ATCs...Artist Trading Cards!

What fun! You make a 3 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch card using whatever artistic medium turns you on, then trade them with fellow artists! No selling - trade only! Here are my first 4 attempts...the only way to improve is make more. Besides, it is such an interesting way to use up all the false starts and scrappy bits :)
The bottom right hand corner is winging it's way to Western Australia as I type! The rest are currently residing with it's replacement in the newly labeled album, wondering where they may find a home. If you are interested, please leave a comment! If you want more info, also please leave a comment or click the stitchety-grub logo on the right! I'm just getting started and looking forward to many new ideas, to add to the ones popping into my head during all hours :)
Don't forget to smile today...someone having a bad day just might see it and feel heaps better!


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love your ATCs! Maybe when school gets out for the summer, I'll get my sewing room cleaned again so that I can try them out.

TattingChic said...

Love the tatting on the ATC's! :)

Guzzisue said...

would you like to trade, I need an excuse to exercise my hands :-)

JaneB said...

I would love to trade, how do we do this? My fave is the top right hand one if it is still available.

laura_rose said...

Hi Jane,
And welcome. The top right card is yours! Sue, I sent an email, would love to trade :) Diane, let me know when you get started, I would love to trade with you too. Cheers.

Singtatter said...

I have heard of ATC, but never look at it seriously. Very colourful ones you have done. My favourite is the the top right-hand corner one. I gather one side of the ATC is decorated, but what about the other side of the card ? Is it also usually decorated or written with our info ?

laura_rose said...

Hi Ellen,
I'm afraid the top right card is on its way to W.A. but I will be making some more soon. The back of the card has written details - name, contact, title, number...that sort of thing. Each card must measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches and can be decorated in any medium you wish. It is a great way to use up all your lace bits and mega fun to trade...just thinking of the friends you make all over the world is exciting :)

laura_rose said...

Ooops, sorry Jane...that card is on its way to the U.K.

Carol Lawecki said...

Pretty little ATC's. I read about these cards sometime ago and thought it would be fun to get into this too. I was wondering since your ATC;s are on fabric, how do you put your contact info on the back? With a permanent marker?

Have a great day!

Bonnie said...

What a neat idea! I'm thinking I'm going to have to try this art form. When I do I'll be a back to ask if you'll trade with me.