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Today I posted cards for the first ATC swap I have done with anyone.  After the Canberra show, Sofie and I decided we should exchange cards and we challenged each other to use a new green with gold ribbon from ArtStamps Aus.

Sofie has been busy at the Stitches and Craft show at Rosehill in the last week and I have been home recovering from my cold.  I decided I would get to work on my cards and made six or seven featuring the vintage nude pictures I like working with….as well as the green and gold ribbon, of course!

These are a couple of the cards I didn’t send to Sofie (they didn’t get the “challenge ribbon” in them either!)….I wouldn’t want to spoil her surprise when she gets her packet in the next day or two!

Mixed media ATCs

Mixed media ATCs

Naturally, Murphy’s Law dictated that I should have a flat battery in my camera when I wanted to photograph all the cards – this one overly dark shot I managed to squeeze out of it before that nasty flashing red light told me I couldn’t possibly expect it to perform any longer!

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Are you coming to Stitches and Craft – Melbourne?  Have you seen something there you wish to share with your blogging friends?  There is no need to wait until you get back to your computer to post – you can do it direct from the show by taking advantage of the  freee Apple computers supplied at the “Blogs Unplugged” centre situated right on the retailer floor!

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Sprinkled throughout the show are these wonderful displays – this one particularly caught my eye as all these items are crafted from selvedges! Being the bits we often cut off and discard – they are more often found in the waste bin.

All these items are constructed from the selvedges of a wide variety of fabrics….so inspiring to see!

cotton_reels

Fantastic  giant cotton reels with superbly rendered “enlargements” of those classic labels….tomorrow I will show you the giant knitting needles!

Today sees a new era dawn in the life of the Stitches and Craft Show in Melbourne. For the first time it is being held in the new main pavilion at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale.

Its bright and fresh… lots of new and different crafts people showcasing their talents and their products.  There’s even a series of legal workshops for the new new crafts business person!

Hope to see you there – the show is open from 9.00 to 5.00 daily until Sunday.

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