Some tiny things

First off, it’s my birthday today and I was lucky enough to be gifted this spectacular earworm by my friend Sally. It seemed only fair to share it with you all, so make sure to click through to see the marvellousness of the 1980s video. You’re welcome.

In other news, I’ve made a couple of tiny things lately, including an ATC (artist trading card) for the second round of the Very Berry Handmade ATC swap. The theme was autumn, which to me means stomping about in giant piles of fallen leaves. That being a little difficult to represent on a 2.5 x 3.5″ canvas, I went with the process of leaf falling instead. The tree was machine stitched freehand and fused the leaves on afterwards with super strong bondaweb. It’s all Oakshotts – they really make the best leafy colours, I think. I hope my partner will like it – this secret swap thing is always a little nerve-racking.

The other little thing was a (very) mini quilt made with one of those tiny 2.5″ charm packs. I am usually stumped about what to make with them, but Annie snaffled a Botanics one for me from Market and I couldn’t let it go to waste. Add in some needle turn applique, a lot of hand quilting and a couple of strips of Architextures and the result is this rather cute 10″ square wall quilt.

Now all I need is to get the builders out of the house so I can find a spare bit of wall. Please tell me it will be over soon.

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