Today has been the best day ever! I had such a lot of mail, and then the postman arrived, just as I thought my heart could take no more with 3 more packages! First came my book order from Amazon the amazing "Collage Unleashed", what a fab book! More reading later! Then came my order from Joggles of silk and medium to try out Sue's silkfusion, and a lovley stamp all swirls and yum! Then I opened the other and it was a lovely large parcel from Gillian, who I had sent some felt to. Most of this fabric was hand dyes and just scrummy and I know what I am going to do with one piece, look out Angela angelcat! The next was two books from Jan, my lovely friend who has kindly donated her doubler books from xmas to my school, Jan you are a treasure. Needless to say the kids pounched on them today and I had to remind them that no sewing was getting done while argueing over which book was best!More on arrival's in a mo! I have finished my art squares and thoght you might like to see them, like pretty maids all in a row! I loved this trade and Sara is a genious! I think lots of other groups are picking up on them on blogs and going to start doing them, I have considered it for my group but am holding off until I am less square eyed!
Next are some ATC's for FiberATC for a trade based on travel. I chose train tracks! I am calling them leaves on the line - a big problem to rail travel in the UK. I painted the background cotton, then stencilled through sequin waste for the gravel on the tracks. I then used a stamp i made and the side of some thick card to print the tracks. The FME over cotton backed interlining, for a quilty feel. Then I added some leaves, some are charms some are sequin type and the last are glue gun with embossing powder. I really like how these have turned out.
And finally, as they say on the news! The last thing in the mail today was my card from Judy Scott for a trade on textile challnges, the felt melt challenge. Now not only was this my total favourite card but look at the way Judy has presented it in a little bag with a fabric tag and lovely threads. I could see it was from Judy and I fell on the envelope like a child on xmas morning. To my delight I found a darling little book in the envelope too! All hand made and stamped with "thread your day with smiles and laughter! To say I love it is an understatment! Judy's is off in the post tomorrow and hopefully my offering wil not be a disappointment to her.
What a day! and I didn't mention the kids smashing work either! Happy pancake day my day of JOY!!!!!