I had a idea straight away for my design - as I have a 3yr old son Autumn is generally spent searching for and then jumping in puddles, or me shouting "Nooooo", running and quickly scooping him up if we have gone out without wellies. It is fun jumping in puddles though...as an adult you cant really do it unless you have a toddler in tow! Such a shame.
So here is my homage to jumping in Autumn Puddles
Now, the design and creation of the front of an ATC is the easy bit as far as I'm concerned. I don't know why but I always find the reverse so much more challenging and surely that should be the easy bit - it is just a name and contact details for goodness sake.
To me it is a bit like that last section of school course work - you get the majority of it done but leave the hard bit till the night before the deadline...that was me on Sunday night....eagerly stitching the reverse trying to figure out the right answer before posting on Monday as per the deadline!
This time it only took me 4 attempts to get it right
1. This is the final version - ink rollerball pen on calico hand switched to the back
2. the pen looked messy
3. I thought cross stitch might look nice - nope!
4. I wondered about programming my sewing machine but this just looked too formal
Now look what I received in the post
Isn't it lovely
It will have pride of place on my craft shelf..
I'm one lucky lady
If you want to see some of the other ATCs created check out the flickr site
Hoping there will be another swap in spring next year, this is my second swap and really enjoying it. If you know of any more please let me know