Wednesday, May 16, 2012

No Sooner Said Than Done!

A couple of weeks ago, when we displayed some of Arlene Faber's special tatted cards several people commented:

Guess you could combine with other kinds of needlework. (???)

I have seen small cross stich pieces and also crochet trims used on cards. As     long as it fits the size, why not? (Arlene)

We thought these were great ideas....and hopefully "trend setters" or at least "idea starters."

This card came in the mail only a day or so later.......

Don't you just love it when such serendipitous events happen  : )

It is from a friend, Sharon Currier, who "claims" to be new to the Art of ATCs but who so far is totally uninhibited by the whole process. It's interesting that she didn't know about the discussion suggesting incorporating  different kinds of  needlework.

What was particularly interesting about this ATC is that there are old pictures (look to be old patterns and advertisements for sewing "notions"), pictures of buttons, (in contrast with the real buttons attached), plus a safety pin. So the border, a row of simple sewing machine zig-zag stitching not only framed the whole thing, but fit into the theme perfectly.

Though they aren't usually double sided, this ATC had a related backside as well.
More sewing items and a "Stich in Time" caption.

There is a "ring" on top...for wearing? We're not sure...but used it to insert a gigantic pin and stick it in a pin cushion that is always sitting out by the sewing machine. Brings a smile!
Since crafter's "take" on common household items is "What can I make with this?" We must confess, the sewing machine mentioned is less a utilitarian "household" item than a craft tool.  So it seemed particularly fitting that it should be used to display an Artist's Trading Card!

Several people who received complimentary stamps from the Catalog Browse and Blog Sign-up campaign (waged during the Rubberstampchat Convention) have contacted us and have agreed to show us "their stuff" when they have the opportunity to use their stamps.

We are looking forward to that.......and we welcome you to gg designs' Weekly Wednesday Blog!

See you next week!

gg designs

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