Today I wrapped up the owls and boxed them up to get them ready to travel to their new owner's house. Then I sat down to decide what I wanted to do for the Fairytale - Nursery Rhyme ATC swap. We had to make 1 ATC for 1 partner. First, I had to figure out which fairytale or nursery rhyme I wanted to do.. After a bit of thought, I decided on Little Red Riding Hood. Next I had to decided what technique I wanted to use to make the ATC.. Did I want to draw it, paint it, collage it, sew it? Hmmm......sew it..... that sounded like both a challenge and a lot of fun. So, I sat down and took a 2.5 X 3.5 card and traced around the outer edges onto a piece of plain paper. Then I sketched out a design that I wanted to do in fabric applique...
Using that sketch, I set about cutting pieces of felt that I would use in the picture. Then the stitching everything together, layer by layer. I put a card behind my felt "painting" and then another blank piece of felt and sewed all of that together so the ATC would have a bit of stiffness to it. Now the dilema of what to do about my information that is supposed to be included on the back of the card. There were a few ways I could have done it, but I decided to make a little pocket on the back of the ATC and insert a card with my info on it in the pocket.
It took about 4 hours from start to finish, but it was a lot of fun! I hope my partner in the UK likes it! It'll be on it's way tomorrow... (UPDATE! FEEDBACK RECEIVED>>Awesome ATC! It's absolutely wonderful! And the pouch a the back to keep your info in is such a fantastic idea!! Thank you so much!)
Now I'm off to start working on the next swap on the list... a Nightmare Before Christmas ATC.
Hubby is making cornish hens for dinner and my studio is right off of the kitchen! The smell is making me crazy! It's very hard to work when your stomach is growling and your sniffer wants to follow that wonderful aroma!