Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lace Update & Artist Trading Cards

Thank you everyone for your tips on knitting lace, it helped me tremendously. If it weren't for you, I would have given up on the shawl. Instead, I'm making good progress and enjoying it so much that I've been working on it in my car during my lunch hour at work. And I've already started scoping out my next lace project, which will probably be another shawl.

The theme for my artist trading card swap group in February was "Vintage Valentine." (If you aren't familiar with artist trading cards, they are original artwork on a 3.5" by 2.5" card.) I couldn't figure out what to do and was a bit overwhelmed with my lace shawl and the sock knitting class, so I bought a bunch of stickers and pre-cut tags at Michaels and went to town with glitter and glue. They are simple but I enjoyed making them.


I made a few more, but forgot to take pictures before I sent them.

This one is a bit different because it is for a "Love" themed swap. I used postcards and lace from an antique store.

Would you like to win some handspun yarn? Check out the giveaway over at Lazy Kate Creates. Congrats to the talented Kate on her 100th post!

15 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Your shawl is just beautiful -- i love the way it's turning out. The Valentines are cute too!

Jenn said...

Glad to hear the lace is going better! Mine has been playing second fiddle to my new sweater project. Best get back to the charts!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Stacy!!!
The colors you are using are so pretty!
Your ATC's are sweet and I love mine!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Allison said...

Your shawl is turning out great. I love that yarn!

Linda said...

Stacy, your lace is looking excellent! So beautiful:) Your vintage Valentine's cards are lovely, I am about to make my Vintage Valentines cards for a Vintage Valentines Card swap, it was wonderful to see yours:)
Warmly
Linda

Theresa said...

Oh wow, so much work and it is so beautiful! I can't believe you make so many things. Love the trading cards and my favorite is the love one:) Have a blessed day my friend!

Kate said...

I'm so glad that you like the shawl! Knitting lace can be such a pain, but it's really worth it in the end! I love your colors, and can't wait to see more!

Woollywotnots said...

Your knitting is superb. Loving reading on the progress. Your ATCs are gorgeous.

Suz said...

Knitting in your car during lunchhour... passion!...I love passion....good for you
nice to have friends
love the trading cards
especially the kiss one! oh..passion again!

Jane said...

The shawl is looking gorgeous!

Dogwood said...

I love you lace shawl. Maybe bring it to show me on Saturday. I would love to take a closer look. I am so impressed.

Thanks for starting our ATC group. I love it. Your vintage Valentine ATC are beautiful and so sweet.

See you real soon.

Rocky says Hi.

Erin Wallace said...

Love your cards and have to say that I am impressed with your shawl!

PunkiePie said...

Wow. It's really coming along. Love it!! Your ATC are very cute too. Great job.

Kate said...

I love the colors in your shawl! The yarn looks squishy and soft, too. And the ATCs are really cool!

Shelly said...

OMG, You are too good at your work.. The love card is simply amazing.. Love the heart atcs too.. keep it up.. :)