This week I thought I’d share my ATC which I made as part of the ATC August 2015 swap over at Very Berry Handmade! I haven’t got a lot else to show as whilst recovering from surgery my days are mainly taken up with exercises, resting with ice packs and sleeping!
So what is an ATC swap? It stands for Artist Trading Card and is a small, handmade card which is crafted to a theme. It can comprise all different crafts as long as there is some stitching involved. The them this time was a bit more flexible than previous swaps as it was ‘My Favourite………’ I chose to add the word ‘crafts’ on the end and so made a card with a mini quilt, some crochet, a mini Quillie, a little greetings card and some freehand embroidery.
i had a lot of fun making the card, it distracted me from the immediate aftermath of surgery and focussed my mind on something other than the pain! It’s not my best work as I just wasn’t in the best state to craft it but I decided it was ok enough to send to my swap partner in France! I had collected all the things needed to make my card into a little box before surgery and so everything I wanted was within my grasp once I was back home. It will be a while before I am back in my craft room, but part of that. Is my fault as it’s so messy in there it’s dangerous when you are walking with two sticks!!
Linking up with Lucy Blossom Crafts!
Aww what a cute ATC, i love the quilt! Well done you for managing to be so creative during your recovery from the op, i hope you’re feeling better every day xx
Hehe! This is so cute, I particularly like the miniature quilt! I wish you a speedy recovery and return to your craft room!
Hope your recovery will be a lot better very soon. The little patchwork looks cute.
Gosh that is cute. I love the mini patchwork.
Ooo! Love the TEENY QUILT! – That must have been “fun” on the Eyes!
This is the cutest little ATC you created. What a great idea you came up with. I do wish you a speedy recovery. My best to you. Pat xx
Your ATC is so cute, love the quilt. They are fun to do and can use up all those oddments that us crafters keep ‘just in case’
The mini quilt is gorgeous, hope you have a rapid recovery.
Gorgeous ATC! I adore ATC swaps. And miniature things – to this is just perfect!!
Do you know there’s an ATC group hosted in the UK on FB? My friend Louise runs it. It’s for handmade swaps only and I know people would go WILD for something like that!! Happy crafting!
ThNk you,. No I didn’t! I will look out for it as I love doing the swaps.
What a gorgeous little atc! I do hope you feel better soon! Xox
such a cute little ATC and you’ve managed to cram so many lovely things on it without it being too overcrowded.