At the beginning of the year I saw a blog post on Whipstitch asking if anyone would like email sewing buddies. I signed up, and using a very scientific calculation (favourite colour - Red & number - 7) I was matched with Ginger who lives in North Carolina.
Our first challenge was to create and exchange an Artist Trading Card. I must confess I had to look this one up as I’d not heard of them before, but once I’d found out a bit about them, I set to making one.
This is the ATC that Ginger sent to me:
How lovely is that flower. I’ve been reliably informed it’s a Kanzashi flower, another new technique for me to have a look at.
Here is the back of the ATC:
Ginger also sent me a gift of Fat Quarter of fabric, in a lovely bluey colour, which I've used as the background for the photo. Such a pretty piece of fabric and it'll be perfect for several projects I have brewing in the back of my mind.
Just in case you are interested, here is my take on the ATC:
I stamped onto some white fabric, and used free motion embroidery, buttons and fancy machine stitches to hold all of the fabric together. I wanted the card to reflect the two countries we lived in, so I chose red, white and blue fabric.
It was a really fun challenge, and a good way to get to know our sewing buddies. Thanks again for the card Ginger, it's now propped up on a shelf in my sewing room.