I'm in a fiber art group called "Fiber Art Traders
" on Yahoo and I just hosted my very first trade. What made this extra special was:
- It's my first contribution to the group.
- It's the first swap/trade I've hosted with the group.
- It's my very first sewing project!
My theme was "Alice's Mad Tea Party" tea carrier/postcard swap. I just adore the Alice in Wonderland stories. Below is the tea carrier I made for the swap.
Tea carrier closed
Tea carrier opened
I actually lined up the inside flaps properly but if you look carefully, you'll see the little pockets on each side to hold the tea (and sugar packets if you want).
I'm so pleased with how it turned out, mistakes and all. So much so that I want to make another for myself. LOL!
Here's what I wrote for the swap introduction:
Welcome to Alice's Mad Tea Party trade!
Like everything in Wonderland, nothing is as it seems so take the Doorknob's advice when he said to Alice, "Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction."
Make 1-2 teabag carriers AND/OR postcards (yes, you have a choice) depicting what comes to mind when you think of a tea party in Wonderland. Poetry spouting dormice? Topsy-turvey unbirthday cakes? Queens who have a serious thing for red roses? Catless grins? For those who'd like to make a teabag carrier, there's a tutorial from Embroidery Library you might want to look at: Tea Carrier Instructions
Here's your chance to go a little crazy (because we're all crazy here) and create a bit of whimsy, Alice in Wonderland style.
Pics are due Tuesday, April 3rd
Partners will be assigned Wednesday, April 4th
Trade items should be mailed out Friday, April 6th
Sound like fun? Then what are you waiting for! Sign-up for my very first trade! =)