Thursday, 13 June 2013

WIP - Fabric of Nature ATC Swap project

Earlier this year I took part in a fabulous swap organised by Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff. Not only did we have to make a dozen FABRIC ATCs, but we were also asked to make something with the ATCs once we received our swaps back. Trust me to wait til the very last minute to get that project under way. Sigh. Too many things going on since we got back from France, and now we are packing again to go back in a few days for the whole of summer, hopefully. 

But back to the project. I have been wanting to make a fabric book for ever and ever, and I had the most beautiful gifts from people to help make my Mermaid journal. Still scared though, lol, so I thought perhaps I ought to take this opportunity to make a little fabric book to store the really beautiful fabric ATCs in. So, for the last couple of days I have been thinking about that, getting laces etc together, and finally sat down at the sewing machine yesterday to start the fabric ATC holder. Oh man! What a performance, lololol.
It is not finished yet, I have just done the basics for now, because I am holding Kimberly up, so please be kind and just imagine the ATC holder decorated with lots of lovely embellishments. At the moment it looks rather bare, but at least that way, the ATCS really take centre stage! I'll probably have to take it to France with me to finish it off.





















I'll show you proper pics after I've finished it.

For now, toodlepip xxx

14 comments:

Fanciful Ponderings said...

It's very beautiful already and what a wonderful idea to store your beautiful fabric atc's in!

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, mir bleibt die Luft weg...
Das ist ein unglaublich schönes Buch geworden.
So herrliche Spitzen, fantastisch, ein Traum.
Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Regina said...

Ohhh Liz...it is a beauty and I'm so excited to see what else you do to it.

Safe travels back for the summer!!

Maggie said...

Oh my gosh, Liz, it is BEAUTIFUL!! I'm honored that my ATC rests in one of those scrumptious lace pockets. What a gorgeous book. It's not finished?!?!--it's perfect just the way it is!

maggie

Rhonda said...

Those sweet sweet birds, love this, Liz!

morkaren said...

Ohh Liz, hvor er det en lækker stof bog du har lavet, så mange flotte blonder, hækkelede mellemværker og broderier, det er så feminint. knus morkaren.

Createology said...

I am smitten with your beautiful book of laces and Nature themed ATCs. This is such a tribute and a treasured way to display and enjoy all the beauty created by such talented swappers. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Mom E. said...

Liz,
S gorgeous lace book to hold those gorgeous ATCs!!!!!
So pretty, I am glad you were nervous about the lace book....YOU SHOLD be nervous about SOMETHING now and then! LOLOL I know...at least you got over it and made it!...But there is still hope for me!
I am sure of it!
I want to make one too!!!!!
hugs, hope all your packing goes well!
Hugs,
Betsy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love this post, I get ohey gooey when I see old lace and fabrics mixed...gorgeous!

Carol

shirley said...

that is such a pretty book. Your atc's look wonderful how you have put them together.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Liz Your book is so wonderful and very beautifully made, love all the lovely lace you have used for it,wish I could hold it in my hand and look at all the wonderful ATC's you have received, wish you a lovely weekend.
Hugs Anni

Sarah said...

What a wonderful collection of old fabric and lace to shelter artwork from friends. Love this book!

Robin said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning Liz! Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

That´s a beautiful book Liz - such a great idea for those pretty fabric ATCs.