Wednesday, 4 May 2011

ATC Swap Theme - Friendship

It's a lovely theme today for the new ATC Swap at The Stampman and one that's made me think about how I would define a friend.  Until becoming a crafter there were few people who I would class as a real friend, whether that's because I didn't venture out much or because I had just not met the right people, I don't know, but having met so many lovely people through crafting I can now say that I have many special friends and some very special ones too!  Crafting seems to attract the sort of people who I love to spend my time with, the ones who you can not see for ages and they don't think badly of you for it, the ones who can forgive you your off days and accept your failings, who support you and accept support these things define a friendship worth having and all of a sudden I find I have many people around me I am proud and privileged to call friend.  So here's a little something for all my friends virtual and real given with oodles of love to you all.

Ok now you've had chance to reach for the bucket perhaps you'll remember a few friends of your own and send them a little reminder of how much they mean to you.  Maybe an ATC!!!!

In any case hope you fancy joining in the swap this week with such a lovely theme.

There's also another wish granted at the wishing well today

Whyducks says..................

"Dear Fairy at the bottom of the wishing well please could we see ways in which to use Suze Weinberg's hot wax".

Now there's a challenge!
If you want a few ideas for using hot wax too, do go see Isa's amazing tutorial over at 
The Craft Barn, there is even a video!!!

Ok I'm off to colour some poppies now for the next Stampman Challenge
Bye x



A beautiful ATC design Michelle. These are some of my favourite DI colours - they look great together. Your thoughts on crafting friendships are so true - and I certainly didn't reach for a bucket!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Debs said...

Beautiful ATC have a hugs from two real friends I hope Bee and Dee

The try it tuesday challenge is it something new you have bought and something you have had a long time in terms of crafting i am confused it does not take much.

Meggymay said...

Your ATC is beautiful, and after reading your post, I did reach for the tissues. I agree wholeheartedly, crafters are amazing folk. Yvonne xx

Netty said...

Loving your friendship ATC, so beautiful. Most Crafters are special people and so unselfish, you can't help but love them.
Annette x

Clarky J said...

I Love it x Friendship happenswhen you least expect it but true friendship is not having expectations - just arms to hug and a heart to love and you and I know people with this in abundance - how lucky we are xxx J x

craftimamma said...

What a lovely post Michelle and I can heartily agree with your comments. I only wish I had found crafting and the friends that came with many years ago instead of just four. It really is a very special community even amongst people who have only 'met' via t'internet.

I love your beautiful ATC.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

What a lovely thing to say, Michelle. I agree with you wholeheartedly. This Blogging community of ours creates some wonderful friendships both real and virtual and life is all the better for it. I wish I'd found it years ago.
Your ATC is gorgeous.
Hugs Lisax