The theme for April ATC session was "Make It Stick". I used stickers for the first piece "Give Me a Hoot". The background was done with watercolours and pen. I love owls!
The second ATC I did, "Just Living is Not Enough", an assembled girl in a pretty collage dress and I adapted a quote by Hans Christian Andersen.
It was a variety of ATCs I traded for - an Iris-folded duck, a clay flower and collage works.
I was the lucky winner of Sally's giveaway for her 200th blog post milestone. These goodies came a while ago, but I was too busy to thank Sally yet. The cocobola rosewood hook is a super fine one, yes, both the hook size (0.4) and the workmanship! The silk draw-string bag is a big one, with more motifs tatted by Sally herself. The English oak dove is cut from a plinth that was underneath an alter in a church for more than a century long, oh wow! A very BIG thank you, Sally, for the lot of goodies!
I'm one of Sherry Pence's test-tatters for her newest book "Branching Encapsulation". No doubt it's a bit of time consuming to encapsulate all those threads, but if you like flowers and like them in a number of colours, then you would like this technique and the book.
Seeing the garden of tatted flowers certainly brighten up the day anytime!
A token of appreciation I received from Sherry - a skein of her HDT! Thank you, Sherry!
More tatted flowers. This is from one of the earliest Japanese tatting books I have, it's one of the prettiest flower designs in my opinion.
My ATC went to Elizabeth Watson (Australia) for the Stitchin Fingers' March ATC swap.
And from Heike Thurecht-Funk (Germany) for the March swap.
Heike's ATC was a very bright and sparkling piece of applique with beads and sequins. Thank you for the fabrics too, Heike!
April swap was in too - "Butterflies and Buttons" done by Patricia Gellon (Ireland).
And my tatted button flower piece that went to Heike (Germany).
Some more tatting done for Joo Hwee, a long time colleague and boss, who has quitted her hectic job to find new directions in life.
I haven't managed to get the alphabets right yet, still need more tweaking. Owe her first.
I have not done art doll for a while, so I jumped in for this butterfly fairy doll swap. I made up these paper dolls with different parts I found on pamphlets and combined with die cuts, they are butterfly fairies resting on their favourite flowers.
I sent to Norma Soulet (USA)
and received from Barb Glasier (USA).
I love owls, flowers and butterflies!!