Sunday, March 18, 2012

Celebrate Spring

I signed up for Kimberly's latest ATC swap - make 6 with a Spring theme and get 6 in return. Easy peasy right - well does anyone realize how FAST 3 weeks can fly
I thought I would be incredibly smart and start with a large collage of fabric scraps that I could cut into my 6 blocks. I used Steam A Seam (lite) on Pellon.Then sewed the dickens out of it with different stitches on my machine.
I've learned over the years to always cut my ATCs a little larger in case I want to get fancy with the edges to get them down to 2 1/2 by 3 1/2....
And here they are finished. The paper flower images are out of an old children's science book which I sewed on.
Ric Rac and Trim for a little punch
And SPRING stamped on fabric with a little bling! So packing them up and getting them out the door! Enjoy. Jewels


  1. WOOHOO jewels...these are gorgeous! love your style of fabric & paper & mixed in trims & stitching....sure hope i get one of yours!!! :)

  2. Ah, see - they did get done! Yay. And very cute. I'm not a bright colors person but these are great. Love the abstractness of them and the flowers. They look extremely spring-like to me!

    1. Those are right "up my alley", Julie! I love them. Also love the pretty flowers on your windowsill in the previous post!

  3. GOR-JUS!

    Love the background, the colours are wonderful and very 'you'. It'll be interesting to see the ones you get back. I always love that bit, the 'reveal' is fun.


  4. OH I love these. I wish I had been part of the swap. I like the colors and the flowers. Stitching, rickrack, and fabric make for a really unique look. Lucky swapper. b

  5. Those are wonderful and very creative. Your ideas are really creative. I am sure they will be enjoyed.

  6. Wow! These are so pretty!! Love them!

  7. Hi Jewels,
    Your beautiful ATCs arrived yesterday, I am so glad you joined my Celebrate Spring ATC Swap!
    enJOY a lovely weekend,

    PS-thanks for the sweet vintage goodies!