Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gifts from New Zealand and Mother's Day Cards

Another one alphabet done, this time is M - M is for Mouse (fabric ATC with felt alphabet, tatted critter and hand-embroidered word).
The theme for the May ATC session was "Mother and Father". I'm not sure what to do for the theme, so this was done really last minute - simple paper cuttings I copied from those we bought in China, but I cut them much smaller, and they looked real cute!

We tried watercolour painting with crayon resist during the session. This piece of sunset by the sea is mine, but touched up by Pei Ling. Pei Ling is a final year student in NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts), we learned much from her. The bluish 2nd piece is done by Pei Ling herself.

Here are some of the ATCs I received, some from last month swaps - E is for Elephant by Vicki, P is for Pig by Valerie, Baby Bear Misses Papa & Mama by Terence, and Colourful Shapes drawn by my girl, Joey.
My very first inchies swap was with Lynette McNamara (New Zealand). She has sent a lot of my favourite items - flowers and butterflies!
A BIG thank you to Lynette too, for sending all these goodies along for the prize I won! I couldn't cross-stitch well, so I especially treasure this cross-stitched bookmark. By the way, Tiki is the first man in Māori mythology.

My second inchies swap was also in, they are the April Mingle from Rae Ann (USA).
The children made me some cards for Mother's Day. They are so cute to include ATCs inside for me too.


Maureen said...

What beautiful cards from your children! - I have kept every one of the cards my five children have given me over the years - can't throw a single one away!
The cross -stitched Tiki is a lovely gift.

Momo said...

Your children are so lovely to make ATCs for you.