Sunday, June 21, 2009

Alphabet Fabric Pages

Fabric in Altered Art 2 has started an Alphabet Fabric Page swap. This will be the theme of our monthly fabric page/quiltie swap until we finish the alphabet. There will be other themes for the holidays or just because, but this will be our primary theme. If everyone sticks with it we will all end up with a really nice fabric alphabet book. This is our first month so of course the letter is A. I used this image for a calendar page a while back and as soon as I came across it I knew it was the one for this month. A is for Attitude!

If you would like to join our monthly swap just follow the link to the group and ask for an invite. You can join at any time. You can always make the pages for the letters you missed so you will have a complete book at the end.

In addition to this swap we almost always have at least one or two others going on. We have a new bird themed swap that will be announced soon. It was inspired by an article in the new Sew Somerset. Stop by and see what we are up to!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Honey Bee Tote

Just a quick note to let you know that the first swap on Fabric in Altered Art 2 will be a recycled tote with a Honey Bee theme. Take an old tote and alter it using to fit a honey/bee theme. Add bee buttons, bee fabric, a honey pot, honey colored collage, bee collage, etc. Use an old tote. That's the recycled part. Or, if you just happen to have bee/honey fabric that you can repurpose, that would bee fine too! For more information, join FIAA2 and read the file that Pam has provided with all of the info in it. These will be due to her on June 1. There is a link on the left hand side of this page to join our group.

For those of you who don't know, Fabric in Altered Art 2 (FIAA2) is a remake of Fabric in Altered Art, a group that has been active for over 2 years. FIAA2 is new and improved in that it is not by invitation only (as FIAA was) and you can easily join the group by using the link.

I hope you decide to join us!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Valentine Postcard and Quiltie

I am only about a month late posting but better late than never, right? These are my fabric Valentine postcard and Valentine quiltie/fabric page that I made for Fabric in Altered Art swaps. Fabric in Altered Arts is moving May 1 to Fabric in Altered Arts 2. Having the new group will give new members easier access to us. I hope to see many new members this year!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cute Quick Clutch

This is a quick easy clutch that I made the other day after purchasing a clutch pattern on Etsy. It is felt lined. The felt and fabric were fused together before the pieces were cut out which made it so much quicker. I printed the pattern on sticker paper so no pins, no slipping. The inside seams are stitched with a small seam allowance. The curved edge that folds down is finished with a buttonhole stitch. I think my favortie part is the pin! I have left it temporarily but it is really not functional that way. I will have to find a special button for it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Fabric Postcard

Well, I guess the 10th time is the charm! This is a fabric postcard that I made using fabric for the background and a few fun cardstock stickers and really cool brads as embellishments. I stitched around the stickers to add a little more dimension and decoration, punched a few holes and added the brads, and it was ready for the backing and finishing off of the edges. The lady at the post office said it would cost a little extra to mail since they could not run it thru the machine with the brads. She even checked with me the next week to make sure it had been delivered. Which it had, safe and sound. You never know when you mail something a little different. We are doing a "message in a bottle swap on Treasure Art Trends this month. We will actually mail in the bottles. It will be fun to see how many are brave enough to actually mail in the bottle without putting them in a box and how many are received in good shape. Always something fun to do in altered art!

Not able to add pics

Well, I guess I'm not supposed to get caught up afterall. I have tried 2 different browsers and get kicked out each time I try to add a pic. I will have to give it another try later tonight. If it doesn't work then it will be the weekend before I will have time again. I think this is how I get so far behind.

Time to catch up

It has been a while. I tried cutting back on hosting swaps in hopes of having more time for other things, including blogging. I think I ended up with less time somehow. That is going to have to change. I have been busy creating, just not taking the time to scan and take pics and post. That too has to change. Over the next few weeks I am going to try to catch up on posting some of the projects I have been working on. I will have to see what all I actually have pics of. I did take pics of my October quilties for Fabric in Altered Art. They are up next. I also have a scan of 2 of the 3 quiltlets that I did for Elizabeth's swap on ABC. They are all pretty much the same and only 2 fit in the scanner so that's what I have to share. We just finished up a Halloween chunky book on Treasure Art Trends. I think I have pics of that. I also have a really fun Halloween fabric postcard that is probably one of my all time favorites. I'm not sure why, but I really liked it. I hope Kathie enjoyed receiving it as much as I did making. Maybe it was a favorite because it went together so easy. A few weeks ago I had to make several ATCs, some chunky pages, and the postcard. I challenged myself to use up some of the supplies I have instead of finding an image and using it as the center of each piece. Not having to work around an image and being able to use up whatever ended up on the table was a lot of fun. I'll try to post pics of the ATCs and chunky pages before they go in the mail in a few days.