Sunday, March 25, 2007

In the post

Terri (StegArt) has sent me a padfolio she made as we are partners in the FAF group Padfolio Swap, and here it is…


It is just so beautiful. Terri has added machine stitching, hand stitching and beading to a hand made felt background.


Then to finish it off she has added one of her famous faces. You can now buy these faces from Joggles printed on paper or fabric. Terri and Sue Bleiweiss both show items made using these faces on their blogs. I have put a link to just one of their pages but if you scroll through both blogs you will see lots of other fantastic examples. These faces also appear as ATC's in the new book ‘1000 Artists Trading Cards’



And as if that wasn’t enough Terri also sent me one of her felted purses as a thank you for some scrim I sent her a while back. These purses are so good, not only to look at and hold but also the finish on them, like all the pieces Terri makes, is just so professional.


A close up of the little charm and bead attached to the zip.



Thank you Terri, as you can tell I am well pleased.

Also in the post last week I received a belated birthday card from Carol (Textile Tales). The first one she sent got lost in the post. Unfortunately this seems to happen to me on a regular basis now, either lost or mangled beyond recognition when the postman puts something through the door!

Carols blog shows the process she went through in making this card. It is Scrim attached to Pelmet Vilene, painted with several layers of acrylic then hand and machine stitching on top. The photo does not show the quality of the colour or the texture. It’s a fantastic card. Carol and I are very much alike in our tastes and the way we work so I knew I would love it before I even saw it.

9 comments:

Sue B said...

Lucky you to have gotten that padfolio! It's beautiful. And that postcard from Carol - wow! A very good mail day I'd say.

Helen in the UK said...

What a wonderful collection of goodies - lucky girl!! Beautiful work from all concerned :)

Micki said...

You are one lucky gal.Terris'
padfolio and pouch are super. I love Carols' wonderful card.

StegArt said...

I'm so glad you like the padfolio and pouch. You make me blush with all your lovely words about my work. Thanks! Carol's card and work are also awesome.

Dianne said...

That padfolio is gorgeous!!! Love it!! And, the card from Carol has so much texture....it's great.

Dotee said...

I love the padfolio from Terri! It is amazing. And the card from Carol looks so textured and detailed.

Stunning art!

Alis said...

Some great post there!
Terri's padfolio is gorgeous isn't it.
Hugs, Alis

MargaretR said...

What treasures!

Doreen G said...

Well whose a lucky girl then and they are all beautiful.