Sunday, February 25, 2007

many thank you's

Dearest Sara,
Arlee, Beate, Alicia, Dianne, and Gunnel,
Thank you all so much for these little treasures. I don't have a picture but I enjoy them all mounted on my sitting room wall.
Special thanks to Sara for hosting this delightful swap

take care all...I'll be following your blogging creative delights

Friday, February 23, 2007

I received my 1" Art Squares!! (Dianne)

Thankyou so much for hosting the swap Sara!! Thanks also to the other ladies in Group 1 - Helen, Arlee, Gunnel, Beate and Alicia!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Angel from Africa - Our mystery soap opera...

Dear all,

Now I must review what I wrote about our "angel". This is getting more mysterious because I don't quite like how it evolves...

Today I got the package mentioned in the letter, but directly from the States with our customs stamp on it and brought by our postman without any marks that it had been in Africa. Just the normal post way...

Now, how can this package come directly from the States, per Air Mail (it was sent on the 10th of February) and somebody has in the meantime time to send the address to Kenya - per computer? - so that this person sends a letter telling me he has the package and is forwarding it to me???

Everything is very suspicious. Now I would look very closely at the people working in the post office that forwarded the mail...

The world is getting kind of crazy with this globalization...!!


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

All together in a row!

Hia all here are all my pretty maids in a row! I

loved this swap and can't wait to get mine! Thanks for such a lovely time. Thanks to you Sara! Love Carol T

Here they are

Thank you so very much all in the first group: Arlee, Alicia, Helen, Beate, Dianne and Sara!
This was a lovely swap!


Wow. I just received today the squares from the swap. Many thanks to all of you!, your art it's gorgeous and I envy your artcraft!!.

Thanks again ^__^

Muchas gracias Sara por organizar este swap.

my blue squares arrived today

Hi, and thank you all in the first group, today has my blue squares arrived! (THEY didn´t goes to Africa!) I will post a picture later, the blogger didn´t let me now!


Monday, February 19, 2007

They arrived

these small wonderworks belong now to me and I am happy.
Thank Sara, which you organized this Swap,

ADATA has finished! Group 2

This is a picture of all our squares. The yellow ones were made by Anita for another project. The format has been delicious! And seen like this, they do look like candy...
When we get the rest of our orange squares, we plan to mount them in a 3D structure. Today or tomorrow they leave Argentina to reach their destination. And we can't wait to see what we'll get. It's been a pleasure. Sara, you should start something else. It's a lot of work, we know, but you've done it wonderfully! Thanks, thanks, thanks.
Helena, Anita & Laura

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Green - group3 and that's me finished

Here is my last offering for this time! I have absolutely loved doing these and have learned a lot along the way. I have used a lot of techniques and have really enjoyed. On these I melted felt, used painted angelina, sequin waste, beads and buttons. I will be sorry not to be stopping in here so regularly. Hope all the recipients like my bits! Love carol T

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Last but one art squares - Purple group 3

These are my art squares for the purple. I have loved working these as purple is one of my favourite colours. It is suprising what you can fit on to a one inch square. On these I have melted felt to make laddery type things, Used sequin waste (2types) to make pattern, layers of organza, buttons, beads, sequins, closed feather stitch, Kantha type stitching, Button hole, fly stitch, rolled a kind if organza bead, french knots and used the glue gun to make a heart encrusted with microbeads! Phew! I really love these, will be sorry to send them off, and am gutted that the next ones are my last. Only green to go. I want to do some more illustrative stuff on my last ones as I always seem to do textural instead!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

ADATA at long last - Group 2

Though we've been sooo late to come to the blog, we haven´t been idle. Our sets are all nearly ready. The camera was one of the delays, but here are the first results. Our colors were IVORY/Butter - Aquablue - White - Lemon green - Green - Purple and our own Orange.

After Sunday (when we meet again) I'll have the rest of the photos and then they'll be on their way to Sara.

I must say we've enjoyed enormously this initiative and this format. LAURA-ADATA

The one above is the aquablue, and the one below is the Green set

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sudoku Series on kitchen wall

Thought some of you might be interested in seeing the completed Sudoku pieces that my dh did for our kitchen.

Pink and Red and Gold by Judy for Group Three

Hello girls here are my latest for the group three swap, nearly there now just one more set and then Ill mail them off to you Sara. I've include a photo of all the inchies Ive made so far....

Love to all Jude xxx

Monday, February 12, 2007

Big problem with my computer!

Dear all,

i have a big problem, i cannot log into my own computer because something happened (too long to explain, all computer technique!).
Now I wanted to send the squares and noticed I cannot get into my old mails because they are in the problem zone.
Could you please send your addresses once more to ?

sorry for the inconvenience!!

best regards,


Sunday, February 11, 2007


It has been a privilege to participate in this art exchange. Thank you Sara and all the workers bees! I can hardly wait to find out how all you clever people will "use" these gems. Take care, susan

Soldering iron

Susan asked in the comments about using the soldering irons. There are lots of techniques using the soldering irons and you can get really fine tipped ones. The diffinative book I have seen is "Burning issues" by Margaret Beal, and you can get soldering irons from her too, if you email her. Google her and you will find it, or check out workshop on the web's traders mall.
What I did was to use the tip to burn holes through felt(acrylic) and also to score lines in the surface. Hope this helps.
Love carol T

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Turquoise/ 3

Aqua...grp 3

finito for group 3

these are the purple squares. again i took the photo without flash near window on a cloud filled day.

My Charms are off in the wind....

Hi Sara and all other wonderful artists in Group 3....
Just wanted to you let you know that my charms are in the post this morning with my
$5 USD. I can't wait for you all to receive them. I hope you love them as much as I loved
making them for you!!

Cathie Recca - Raleigh, NC -USA

Friday, February 9, 2007

Turquoise and aqua

Here are my turquoise and aqua squares for group 3. I have also enjoyed doing these. I have used the soldering iron to make holes and score lines into the felt. I couched down the cable as last post, but I used some of my daughters stretchy jewellery cord, it is a plastic tubing thing. It makes a nice contrast to the matt of the cable as it is quite shiny. I really like these.
Thanks to everyone who has left me lovely commnets here, they are much appreciated.
Love carol T

Pink for Group 3

Thursday, February 8, 2007

on a roll for Group 3 Red and Gold

A gift for a friend using some 1" fabric squares..

I am well and truly addicted to making 1" fabric collages and have made quite a few (aside from the ones I have made for this swap!).

I made this fabric quiltie using 9 of my little squares. It is for a friend in Virginia in the US. Quite happy with the way it turned out.

not meaning to step on toes

I hope no one is offended that i did this! I notice some photos are hard to see the detail in so i took the liberty of fixing them with a little tweaking--here are Carol's turquoise squares for example!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Carol's turquoise suares - group 3

Here are my turquoise squares for group 3. I love this colour myself, and don't know why I didn't choose it myself! I striped some electrical cable this week for my hanging and the cable covering was a lovely blue, so i have couched it down. Sorry the scan is a bit rubbish, some have a lot of beading and so the scanner doesn't like them, hope their new owner does! Love carol

Gold for Group Three

New counter

I put a new counter on the blog beginning with "500". I suppose we had more hits than that, but I wanted to let you know. Our blog is very popular!

WIP (work in progress)

A few tweeks and Green for Grp. 3 done!

I made some minor adjustments to my Greens for Group 3 and am happy with the results. I promise I wont touch them again! Even though the human eye is suppose to be able to discern like 2300 shades of green I only used but a few.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Yeah.... I'm done!!!!

Well, here are the balance of my squares for Group 3 - the Red and Gold, the Gold, the Green and the Turqoise. (I previously posted my purple and pink - see posts below) I had such a good time making them -- I want to play again!


Raleigh, NC - USA

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Sudoku, really not OT!

The other artist (dh) I live with got busy with a project while I was away for a few days. At the fabric store he found this book "Sudoku Quilts" (ISBN: 978-1-56477-731-7) and it inspired this nice piece. (thankfully the book includes the solution to the puzzle). 81 1"x1"squares. He used paper instead of fabric because he'd heard that paper behaves better in public than fabric!