I have not been posting regularly due to my office moving, crazy work schedule and trying to prepare for our holiday visit with my family in Balitimore. Since my mother's computer has crashed I'm not sure if I'll be able to post again until we return to New York in January. So today I'll play catch up . . .
I am way late in posting about the WONDERFUL Apron ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I received in a swap arranged by the infamous Apron Thrift Girl. And like I said before, I thought I took pictures of the cards I made but for some reason they are no where to be found. :( Anyway, here are the ones I received:
Everyone of them is gorgeous and finely crafted! When I was making my own, I felt I could go on and on making tons of them.
The brown one on the top left was made by Selena herself. The blue green one is made from fabric and sequins. Divine!
When I first read about the swap I knew nothing about ATCs but I'm so glad I participated. It's so nice to see everyone's interpretation of the apron! My cards are now proudly displayed on a ribbon board in my craft room.
Also this week I tried my hand at making one of these paper houses from Better Homes & Gardens:
It was so easy to make and I just love the glitter but I wish I had chosen better colors for the house and the doors and windows. Since this was a spur of the moment thing I didn't have anything to make a wreath or trees from so my house is kind of bare. I am hoping to make more of these next year including some larger ones for a glittery little village. :) I briefly entertained trying to figure out how to make these as favor boxes for my wedding but then realized that while making a few paper houses may be fun, making a hundred might not be.
I've had a good amount of responses to the Pink & Brown swap. We'll officially get started in January once all of the holiday fun and games are over. I'm really looking forward to it! I'm also looking forward to picking all of your crafty brains for ideas on how to make some special things for my wedding.
Have a safe and happy holiday. I'll be thinking of you all as I enjoy the time spent with family and friends and being grateful for all the wonderful things in my life.
Peace . . .