Sunday 19 May 2013

New Leaf

I'm not very good at signing up for things because it takes me ages to think about a project and then to get on with it, but I couldn't resist the Textile ATC Swap at VeryBerryHandmade, partly it's such lovely idea, and partly because these Artists Trading Cards are so small at 2.5 x 3.5 inches that it seemed a manageable commitment.

Very Berry Handmade

Small doesn't mean fast at all!  It took me the whole afternoon yesterday to make this, but it was so much fun.

I'm now totally hooked and as I'm not sure whether my secret partner would like it I'm going to try and make another couple.  Incidentally, the theme of the swap is Something New - so this is a new leaf, possibly as in "turning over a new leaf" and getting my creative finger out.  You can see progress of all the really lovely ATCs in the flickr group.

By the way, if you are looking for something to sign up to without any commitment and accompanying guilt what about the Me Me Me Bee which Moira Kettle Boiler is running - read more about it here.  Inspired!  No deadline, no-one to make for but yourself - I can cope with that, but only after I have finished the pay-it-forward gifts I owe.


  1. I love ATC's. I think your New leaf is really good. I'm sure your secret partner will love it.

  2. Okay, now I'm really regretting not entering this swap as I see all the gorgeous ATC popping up and I just LOVE this Catherine!!! I think we all need our personal leaf to turn over :)

  3. Beautiful nice to see those Oakshotts again and can't see how your partner can fail to love it! No that's not right...? Too many double negatives there! I'm sure she'll totally love it!

  4. I love the leaf. I'll have to go check out the Flickr group.

  5. This is beautiful, and I love the idea behind it. And since I've just spent the last many minutes reading your blog, I'm in love with your quilts (esp. the Blogger's Quilt Festival) and your writing and the idea of slowing things down, after all, we are not quilting robots!

    I also headed over to kettleboiler and read about her me-me-me bee; such a grand idea!



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