So, just in time for the closing date of the 3rd Very Berry ATC swap, I got mine finished:
I used lots of little appliqued bits of Liberty and linen to create the books on my ATC, with a bit of felt to add extra depth. I printed the ‘quote’ fabric using this method - great fun! The printed fabric says ‘She is too fond of books and she has addled her brain’. Which I think my mum would have said about me when I was a girl… The quote is from Louisa May Alcott, one of my all-time favourite writers. I must have read Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men & Jo’s Boys a dozen times each (you can see what my mum was getting at).
I dug out my copy of Little Women to do a little bit of photo staging, and found the following inside:
I think I was about 10 when I wrote these little bits… clearly I was a huge fan!
Speaking of big fans – my boys lovedThe Cat in the Hat when they were little ones, so we were really delighted to receive this awesome card from Simi, my swap partner.
I love the fabulous machine embroidery that Simi has done here – it looks amazing. But my favourite bit is that bit of red and white fabric down the left hand edge which is exactly like the book cover design. Love it!
And as an extra little bonus I got an illegal card from Paula… Illegal because it’s not quite the right size for an ATC, so I had to confiscate it…
What a beautiful piece of spring sunshine!
Hope everyone else has enjoyed this swap as much as I have. And if you missed out this time, don’t worry, the Very Berry ATC swap round 4 will be along in the summer.