Thursday, March 19, 2009


This is my first pincushion. I am loving it! I made it while procrastinating on another project..... It's spring break, you know. I should have waaaay more to post. I'll likely have lots more pincushions coming soon. I have a lot that I'm procrastinating on....
(fabric from the workroom. If you live in toronto, and you haven't been there, you'd better go right now. Before I buy all of the pretty fabrics. If you want to see the pretty new fabrics, go here)
Speaking of the workroom ......
Make and Trade - Artist Trading Card Sessions at

The Workroom banner

What is an ATC? Well, think of a baseball card. Or a playing card. Only, it doesn't have your favourite ball player, it has a one of a kind work of art. Originally these cards were created so that artists who couldn't afford art would swap with their friends. It has grown to become a movement that let's many people create and exchange original art!

The only rules are that it must be 2.5' by 3.5' and it must be traded.

ATC Toronto wants to spread the good word of Artist Trading Cards and is hosting monthly swaps and card making sessions! Exciting news is that we will hosting a regular trade on the last Sunday of each month at the wonderful Workroom!

These cards are for everyone, not only artists!

Join us once a month to make and trade some cards. Or come with your own cards to trade at our monthly session. This is a great way to meet new people, find some creative time and play with crayons, paper, glue, paint and just have time to make art! We will provide the basics such as cards, paints, papers and glue! Beginners welcome! Please know that this is for everyone! Even if you have never done any sort of art, you are welcome! It’s fun, and addictive, and you can have a great afternoon!

We will also have some vintage paper packs available for sale!

Sunday March 29, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Workroom
1340 Queen St. W.


For more info see


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Lisa PN said...

Thanks so much for this Martha! Hope you are well!

A bird in the hand said...

I adore the colours too.
Thank you for ordering up some warm sunny weather for my return. Hope to see you soon.

Maija said...

I love your pin cushion- so fun!!!
The fabric it's sitting on is delicious!

Susan Williamson said...

Oh my gosh, I love it. Now I have to make one too.
P.S. Thanks for the link. Both Emma and I want to learn how to sew, and this place looks perfect.

Joanne Huffman said...

adorable pincushion!


Melinda Cornish said...

I love your pincushion. the fabric is really cute