Friday, April 29, 2011


The challenge for this swap was to make a fabric ATC using a technique I've never tried before. Well, easier said than done. Thinking of a technique that I'd never used to make an ATC was the biggest challenge. After that, actually making the thing was easy.

I'm not 100% happy with how it turned out. The cross-stitch itself is fine, I think, but I don't like how it's attached to the background. Somehow, it managed to be both off-center, and slightly skewed. By the way, the green background is felt, and there's a stiff paper glued to the back for stability.

In the end, I wouldn't say that I've discovered a new favorite technique, and I'm certainly not going to give up all other crafts in pursuit of cross-stitch! But it was fun to try something new, and I see more possibilities for using cross-stitch on future ATCs.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

five, six, seven

Zentangle ATCs. I love, love, love drawing Zentangles. The easiest way in the world for me to complete the 100 ATCs challenge would be to just sit drawing Zentangle ATCs until my arm falls off. I might make it to 100 before that happened...

Monday, April 25, 2011

one, two, three, four

The first four. One of them is destined for a Black-and-White swap on, the others are free agents. The spirals and squares are made from black felt; the fuzzy bits are white tulle.

4 done, 96 to go, and 99 days more.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Project

One hundred days, one hundred ATCs.

That's it, that's all. I'm starting today, April 24th, and by the time 100 days have passed (making a deadline of August 2nd) I want to have completed 100 ATCs.

No rules, other than the one: finish 100 ATCs! I guess a proper name for this blog would have been "An Average of an ATC a day," because I don't plan on making one per day. I'm allowing myself to work ahead, or fall behind.

That's all.