Monday, February 14, 2011

A Swap for All Seasons Mini Fabric Collage


Linda dreamed up another swell swap for us this winter at A Swap for All Seasons...mini fabric collages. I've seen loads of these in all sorts of styles all over the internet and on some of my favorite blogs but I'd never tried one myself. My sewing skills have always been a little lacking but thankfully weren't taxed too much here. I've called this little piece Jolly Girl. I downloaded this photo ages ago and love the little smile on her face. When we exchanged emails my swap partner Liz told me that the colors yellow and orange always bring a smile to her face. So, I gathered some fabrics with those colors, added some canvas, some vintage dotted swiss (is that still made anymore?) some old buttons, orange pom pom trim and a little wire hanger and there she is....the Jolly Girl. I checked with Liz to see if she preferred being surprised or seeing photos of the collage ahead of time and she said it was okay to post photos. I hope she likes it! I had so much fun making this I think I may just have to make another! Thanks Linda for always dreaming up these great swaps for us. Be sure to stop by A Swap for All Seasons to see more of the mini fabric collages.

11 comments:

Dandelion and Daisy said...

So cute....looks like a fun swap!

Robin said...

What an adorable fabric collage Linda! Your image is so cute and jolly!!

Hugs,
Robin

Genie said...

You have created the most precious collage with its different fabrics and other special touches. The picture is just darling. Your hanger idea is oh, so clever. I just love this one. It was fun making the collage, but I really think it is more fun looking at what all the other girls have created...and yours is really special. Genie

Liz Friedmann said...

I love it. The little girl is adorable with her doll and the colorful fabric really makes the whole collage very jolly. Can't wait to see it in person. Thank you so much.

MARY PERNULA said...

How darn cute is that, I love the hanger and clips.........HUGS MARY

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

What a pretty piece you did for the swap. Love the pretty colors and the pretty girl.

Sherry Edwards said...

It's fabulous and such a cheery piece too!

debsea said...

what a breath of fresh air! this is a wonderful piece, i love the sunshine colours!
beautiful creative work!

marie said...

Love all the layers in the collage and the colors make me smile too! That image is sweet and definitely jolly!

Lyneen said...

I am sure she will love it... sooooo so cute. I had fun doing this also!

mary k said...

The image on your collage is so sweet. I love the way you put everything together. This was a great swap.