I just received the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and was excited to see they published the fabric postcards from the challenge due in January. I had sent in 2, which I posted here. I had a tip-off from my friend Vivien that one of mine was published, and sure enough, there it is in the picture below (top, second from the right)! I was kind of surprised that they chose this one, because the little duck I made was kind of cute and charming, but then again, this one uses a greater variety of media and incorporated more words. I really admire all the other beautiful postcards they chose to publish. The world is full of talented people!
After taking a whole week off from the hand sewing on my totem, I finally got back to it this weekend and now it is complete, except for the tabs at the top for hanging, which I hope to get to soon. I'll post pictures of the finished piece as soon as I can.
Meanwhile, I took charm breaks between the sewing and have a new bracelet to show you. I received these charms over a month ago, in time for St. Patrick's Day, but I just didn't take the time to put them on a bracelet. I finally did it this weekend, and I really love the way it looks. I notice that the color-themed swaps seem to contain more simple "dangle" type charms, but the coordinating colors make such an impact when they're all together, don't you agree? This one is just so cheerful and happy and brings to mind sunshine, green leaves, and flowers. I love it!
I'm currently finishing up two sets of charms for the "feather your nest" swap. I really like the way they're turning out and I'll post them when they're done. G'night!