Monday, January 05, 2009

I did a little finishing with "Party Girl"


This is how I finished my little "Party Girl" (a Jean Walter design), something between an ATC (artistic trading card) and a postcard as it is a little bigger in size than your regular ATC (which is the size of a playing card as a rule).
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I stitched a little border around the picture, put some padding and a rigid piece of stiffener (can't recall the name of it). It is rather rigid and can be used to make fabric bowls, and then stitched the back with the front.
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A while back now, my best friend Terry who lives in England, had her bag stolen while doing grocery shopping and she lost some embroidered pieces that I had made for her which she was carrying in her handbag and having fun showing them around. Her bag was never found by the police and I knew that she was very sad about it, so I made up my mind that I would slowly restart making more fun little pieces again and sending them her way as little surprises, rebuilding her little collection with some new pieces. They will all be sizes that she can easily carry around with her. They say lightning rarely strike twice at the same place, so hopefully they won't get stolen this time around.
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I recall those pieces that I had made for her which were stolen: Gardian Angel, Halloween ID card, Fabric envelope so that she could carry them in it. I thought there was something else too, but can't recall.
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I can now post this blog entry as Terry has just received her little surprise this morning and can't stop laughing. Her husband is there looking at her and wondering what is the matter with her. She has not told him yet, keeping him in suspense a bit longer before she shows it to him :-)
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Yesterday I ended up not stitching at all, so Angelina is still headless and armless, but should resume my stitching today.
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Pierrette =^..^=

8 comments:

Terry said...

Yes she is mine all mine and just so cute, and some say I used to be a bit of a party girl but I am not sure if I can remember that far back ROFL

I just love her

NCPat said...

A cute way to finish a fun lady! LOL on this one every time I see her!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Oh yes, Terry, it was yours from the get go, the minute I saw it. I knew I had to stitch it for you, just to make you smile :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Pat,

Don't you just love to stitch things that makes you smile while you are working on it and just imagining how the intended recipient will react to it?

Pierrette =^..^=

Frontrange Stitcher said...

Ooh La La! Very Chic. :)

Beth in IL said...

I love the idea of making stitched ATC's, but they would take me forever to do! Love your Party Girl!

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

Every time I look at her I laugh!

She's a hoot!!!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Beth,

Making a little ATC with something like that really does not take all that long at all and that makes them easy to carry around with you.

Pierrette =^..^=