Saturday, September 26, 2009

wow...2 posts in one week....

what have you done to deserve this??!!

just wanted to show you lucy's new wallet she has made for her friends 18th tonight.

all recycled from a pair of her old jeans and the bib and braces from the top of a pinny that charlie cut off and turned into a skirt. she has modified this one with a magnetic clasp and stiffenned the two outside panels with cardboard.

looks amazing , i hope her friend likes it.

she has used the hems off everything for the tops of the card pockets.

the back has plastic pocket for her myki bus card so it can be scanned directly onto the bus without taking out, clever!!!

i said she shouldve pressed the red taffetta but she said that she liked it creased, 'it went with the look'

and heres 3 atc's i have made a little while ago using twinklings, not much of a 'watercolorer' but sometimes simple is good.
i think lately i have been a bit overwhelmed with all thats going on, rotary, debs and work that i am trying to cut the clutter from my life and simplify things. im probably also a bit frustrated because i havent made anything for a while and am getting itchy fingers.

i call these my 'shower designs' cos my inspiration came from a hair and blob of soap on the shower screen.

lol now you'll think im nuts!!!

for trade

lonely house traded

just traded

oh and theres a link to the side for itkupilli, she is having a giveaway, love her collage sheets....


JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

What a creative daughter you have there! Well done Lucy :)
...and you already know that I love these atc's ;)
Jan x

Rossylalah said...

What a clever girl your daughter is, I wonder who she takes after??lol, I love the ATC's thats one thing I have yet to try but you've inspired me. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I am thrilled.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love what your daughter made and what a fantastic gift it makes!
Your ATCs are fab ... interesting inspiration too ;) we'll take inspiration wherever we can get it!!!
I begin to feel out of balance if I don't make something, so I know what you're saying Jen

kiwicarole said...

a very crafty girl you have there! I think she needs to get her own etsy store up and running!!!

Dot said...

Lucy is very clever and talented like her mum! Am sure her friend loved the wallet.
And your new ATC's are gorgeous. I love that style and think they are lovely. Would love to do a ATC trade with you again at some stage (no pressure as to when of course).
P.S Love that your got inspiration for your art in the shower - we women are good at multi tasking!
P.P.S Your new work space in the post below looks lovely - and so very neat :)

Diane said...

Lucy's wallet is wonderful! What a talented girl. I love your ATCs too. Hugs, Diane

Catherine said...

Love your ATC's, do you still have one up for trade?? I've got an ARtoscope card left that's on my blog or I can make something new. Your choice!

Hope your having a great day!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Jen - your daughter is obviously following in Mum's footsteps - very creative and nicely funky!! I'm up for a trade if you still have one left...your ATCs are so sweet they make me smile.


What sweet little ATC's and the wallet is so fun! Lucky you to have a daughter who likes to sew. Mine wants nothing to do with it. She would rather me sew her curtain and hem her pants. Wonder what she will do when I am gone. lol

Jacky said...

Great ATC's Jen....I love the simplicity and the subtle colours (sometimes you're just in the mood for them aren't you?).
What a clever and innovative daughter you have. That wallet is very funky!!!

Jacky xox

Margaret said...

super cool talented daughter you have there! what a great gift, and as for her Mum, well, what can I say?? gorgeous ATC's, great style! fab! Mx

Kath K said...

Lucy's wallet is awesome.. great job.. she is sure talented too.. and love the atc's... shower huh?