Saturday, 22 November 2014

November... flying by! Despite my attempt to ban the C word, it is creeping up on us rapidly. This week I made my first attempt at an Artist Trading Card for the Winter Sparkle themed swap, organised by Ali.

My secret partner commented on the form that she would love something with a Christmas theme, which was easy enough! As this is my second time doing the ATC swap, I feel slightly more confident, but it is still incredibly fiddly creating an item which is 2.5 inches by 3.5. As before, I've given my details on the reverse:

This month I finally used the lovely charm squares which Carla sent me, all the way from British Columbia, when I won her giveaway. Funnily enough, she's just used her own set too, and I love what she's made with them! I'd picked up an oblong shaped cushion pad ages ago, and finally decided to use the squares and make a cover. 

I didn't have a pattern, but it was pretty straightforward to put this together. It's quite a tight fit, but that gives it a nice firm shape.

I'm thrilled with how it turned out, and the challenge of honing my skills ;-) Only problem is, it's set a trend, and now Rosie wants one too...

Meanwhile, Rosie has been invited to at least 3 birthday parties in November, so I've been busy making presents. 

Same sort of bag, but different handles... I do like using the metal clips, but it was quite fiddly! Back to the secret Christmas sewing projects now...