Fabric Postcards and ATC Swaps

If you enjoy trading postcards and ATC's (only textile related please) - I would be happy to swap with you. Send your cards to P.O. Box 7127, Ansfrere, 1711 South Africa. I will then return my cards to you. See the tab above for my latest work.

Our craft group meets every second Saturday of the month at the Liberty Church in Discovery at 2pm. Anyone welcome.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New York Beauty and Dyeing fabric

This is some of what I made at retreat - just love the batik fabric and the bright colours.  Need more time now to make more blocks.  Have you made a NYB?  Let me know.

These are my fabrics from the dye class which was really fun too.

I hope to use them in one quilt and the reason why I used similar colours.  Dont you just love it?  Not sure what I must make with them though.

Oh and I am also going to show you what I am busy appliquing right now. Still busy with it and it is going to be some-one's christmas present.

Love applique the template-free way.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quilting Retreat

Well tomorrow is retreat for the weekend and will be making the New York Beauty and taking a dyeing class.  Really looking forward to this.

I continue to make fabric postcards and ATC's.  Also my jewellery is really going well.  Must upload some more photo's but you can see more at http://www.nqfcup.co.za/ or http://www.craftandbusiness.co.za/ (site still under construction).

I am wanting to start an outreach group so if you have any advise regarding this please let me know.  I get lots of scraps of material and want to put them to good use.  I am looking for a venue - this is the hardest part. 

Anyway till next week - happy crafting.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Textile Art

Lately I have been dreaming about textiles, their texture's, mixing them, making my own textures, painting my fabric and creating my own background fabrics. This is really fun and am using this as a basis for my postcards and ATC's.

Here is a photo of one of my ATC's just done.

Let me know how you enjoy making your textile cards?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fabric Postcards

I love making postcards to swap so if you would like to share your techniques and maybe even arrange a swap or two please arrange with me.

I also make ATC cards (fabric) for trade.
I am new to the blogging world so please bear with me. Alway like to read others and share but I thought it was time for my own.

Last night I awoke with an idea in my head for making a handbag with different textures and could not wait for 6am to get into the sewing room. I have completed the front now I want to embellish it with beads etc.... Watch this space.