Thanks for the comments on my week off last week.  I really appreciated the thoughts.  I was rebounding from some news I received the weekend before and needed a bit to get my wind back in my sails.  The job interview I had on the 13th of January finally let me know they were picking someone else for the position.  Even though I understood as I am a recruiter and know how the process goes it still stung a bit.  I didn’t get my hopes up, but that didn’t make the disappointment any less.  Oh well, there is the right position out there for me somewhere.  Cross your fingers!


Since I took last week off I have a couple of MAMMA challenges to show you.   The first is the Where Did You Get That Hat?  I found this image with this awful hat that kind of looks like a helmet with a large feather and knew I had to use it.  I then went searching for an appropriate bad hat quote and found it.   

The background is a vintage button card which until I used it didn’t notice it said Occupied Japan.  At least it was missing all, but one of the buttons.  The white button on the card is an original from the card. 




Last week’s theme was India.  I knew I was going to make a fabric ATC and that I was going to feature a Goddess on it.  I started with a background of raw silk to which I sewed some gold/white ric rac and some of that stretch gold cording that ties up boxes in the stores.  I added a bit of fabric to the edge, too.  The picture of the Goddess Durga is affixed with dimensional glue dots to give her some height and dimension. 





I have received the following cards in exchange the last couple of weeks.  From Pattiein_uk for the Zetti swap I received a Zetti angel that she drew by hand. 






From Muddled Mind I received this sweet card for the hat swap. 







And in the mail I received the brooch I ordered from Kup Kup Land’s Etsy shop.  It came all the way from Greece.  I have been a fan of her work for a LONG time and finally bought one of her brooches.  It certainly helped to brighten my week last week! 

Sweet and sooooo cute. 

Here’s hoping our news this week is all good!

The pic is courtesy of Kup Kup.