For a long while I’ve participated in Happygrams through a website called Cut Out and Keep. Happygrams are small packages of craftyness aimed at brightening someone’s day. I also currently host the Vet V Newbie Swap.We currently have a Postcard Swap which is open to all.
I was recently asked to create a set of studio flags.I enjoyed using some thrift store findings and English lace gifted from an Aunt.I went for a shaggy chic look.
Swap awaiting packaging for Tara.I always take a photo in case of failed delivery.
Recently I’ve got back into swapping after a break.I was asked to make a mermaid and enjoyed making this critter very much.She now lives with Tara in her curio cabinet.
I recently completed a swap and most surprised to received a beautiful art-quilt.Emma did a great job.It now has pride of place in my studio.
I have shared my studio space with my Mum for the the last six weeks.My health has been a challenge so we had many long hours to fill.Betty is very talented and at 75 still plays a very active role in promoting handcrafts in my nieces school.This time she brought the challenges set by her embroidery guild.
We traded techniques,findings and ideas.The upper sample celebrates learning a new technique exploring solvy ,lots of fine handwork and beading.
The lower piece is titled Memories including a tree to celebrate planting over 300 trees in her life time.