I made a AMC too as I am teaching a workshop about AMC and Inchies in 2 weeks time. It was the first time I tried 2 things: first I crayoned the background with pastel pencils (here they are called aquarelle pencils, just normal ones for paper), I then dabbed some water on it, being watchful not to mix the colours and then I ironed it dry. I don´t know if it is washable but then I don´t really mind, I am not going to wash my AMCs! Second I needle felted the roses. No, I don´t have an embelisher and I don´t plan to buy one either! I just felted with a felt needle until the wool stayed on the fabric and then I machine-quilted the lot.
I will certainly use the 2 methods again.
Something not quilty: we have got a new fellow occupent! This cat is from a neighbour down the road but it seems she wanted to change home and so now she has adopted us! She is a very good mice hunter and therefore we are very happy with it. She is not shy at all and guess where she prefers to have a nap! Quilts, quilted cushions, or my lap are all what she needs to fall asleep straight away.
Next week-end will be packed: on Saturday I am going to our regional guild meeting (more than 80 participants with usually a big show and tell) and on Sunday I will be visiting a local craft fair (new to me) to find maybe some goodies (remember CHRISTMAS!).
Talking about goodies, my next post is my 50th, so stay tuned if you want a bit of Christmas in November!