Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Celestial

I had so much fun at home yesterday that I decided to take today off too, I am definitely not going to want to go back to work tomorrow, but I am fast running out of leave so will have to boohoo!

I sat and made a bunch of QTC's or fabric ATCs if you prefer. They are for a celestial swap going on at Fabricards at the moment. I had so much fun. I don't make these very often but when I do I always promise myself that I'll sit and make more but somehow I never seem to find the time.

I made seven altogether all different designs but here are a couple of my favourites.
This first one I am calling 'Burning Sun' I used a scrap of fabric that I dyed in the microwave a while back for the background and stitched down the sun print which is cut from commercial fabric. I then used the long stitch technique similar to what I did for the roofs on my scrappy houses to stitch out the middle of the sun. I used a variegated yellow thread for this. I was going to add some beads to the background but I had some thread left on the needle so decided to go with french knots instead.

This next one is called 'Sunburst'. For this one again I used the same microwave dyed fabric and stitched vermicelli style over that. I recently bought a couple of strings of beaded wire in the sale was originally meant to be some kind of Christmas table decoration, anyway I cut and coiled up some of this for the centre of the sun and then stitched some rectangular gold sequins (also bought in the sales, lol!) round this. Probably the cheapest ATC ever as the background fabric was originally an old sheet so probably cost less than a penny all told :) This last one is a bit different to the others. I've called it 'Wishing on a Star' As you can probably figure out I again randomly stitched the background and added some sequins beads and charms.

I might not be around much for the next couple of days as my Dad and sister have decided to come visit for the day on Saturday so I really must get to the housework I can't avoid it any longer.

4 comments:

StegArt said...

Great ATC's! My favorite is the top one.

Sue B said...

These are very cool - I love them all!

Helen in the UK said...

I could only get 1 of the pictures - the one with the coiled bead middle. Great. Glad you took some time to have fun :)

Violet said...

Love them all Angela!! :-)