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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy fabric ATC Cactus Monday!!!

These ATC's were made on Saturday by my friend and I, after a bunch of us going out for lunch, and thrift shopping. As we left the thrift store it started raining heavily with lightning and thunder claps! We headed straight home to my house. We decided to try our hand at some fabric ATC's. I have a sewing machine, but hate using it. We decided to do hand sewing, and in a primative style. I had some remnant jean material, and many remnants of cotton fabric. We talked and talked till we came up with our plan. We both did cactus. She drew out a saguaro cactus design, and I used a prickly pear one. From there, you can see what we ended up with! I used the sewing machine only to zigzag the edges. I think they turned out adorably! Hope everyone has a happy Cactus Monday!

ABOVE: "Stuffed Cactus" by Karen

ABOVE: "Hot Cactus Nites" by Julie

22 comments:

Cindy said...

Very cute!

marianne said...

Wow adorable is the right word!
They are both pretty!
How cool to do this together with a friend.

Happy Cactus Monday!

Tootsie said...

those are cute! what a great way to pass time in a storm!

soulbrush said...

what a great way to enjoy things together, wish you and i could 'play' too one day. are you sharing them with each other? when you make more of these, you know who wants to trade with you...tee hee.happy cm fellow cactuteer.

Outside In said...

Very Cute Julie! Happy Cactus Monday!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These are great. How did you do the edges? It looks like you had a great time with your friend. Happy Cactus Monday.

Bethany said...

These are SUPER adorable. Love em both!

Julie said...

lisa- edges of atc are just zigzagged...edges of actual cactus were left raw.

Teri C said...

Wow Julie, what fun!!!!! Next time you get inspired to make some, let me know I WANT TO TRADE with you!!

HCM

Margaret Ann said...

Hot cactus nights really sizzles!!!!! LOVE! What a fun girlfriend thing to do! HCM!

Diane C. said...

Those fabric cactus ATC's are really cute. I love the little stars and flower details and especially the hand stitching.

Chicago Garden said...

They came out pretty nice. But isn't fabric cacti a bit of cheating for Cactus Monday? :0)

MBT @ Chicago Garden

CiNdEe said...

Those are darling! HCM to you!!!!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Love your sewn ATCs. How nice they came out! You must have had fun and now thats the start to something new?

In my blog the Fruit Deli soap is pictured by the giveaway I'm sending to Carrie...I'll send you a bar too if you email me your address! I'll have more pics and put some in my etsy shop.

have a great day
Judi

Julie said...

Soul B aand Teri- Thanks for offering to trade! I think I will try and perfect this form of ATC first before I trade any! LOLOL! These were our first trials!!! It was fun to make them and I think I can deal with the sewing machine to try some more! Looking forward to trading!

Judi- thanks for offering to send me some of your soap!!! NO...I will check them out on your sidebar and Etsy shop!!!!! xoxo

Serena said...

These fabric cards turned out soooooo cute, Julie...great job!

Serena said...

I meant to add that I love your new pics in the sidebar ~ :)

yoon see said...

Wow! Julie, I am so happy you have afantastic time creating beautiful cactus fabric works.
The colours and style are really marvellous!
I can feel your joy overloaded here.
keep up your good work Julie:)

Aiyana said...

These are cute! You should make some more and bind them together for a little cactus fabric book.
Aiyana

Julie said...

What a great idea, Aiyana!!!

Lynn said...

love the fabric atcs

messyfish said...

excellent, excellent! I have missed so much of cactus monday! I am glad I have cought a glimpse of these beauties