I had a few minutes before dinner tonight to make an Apron ATC (Artist Trading Card) for the Swap I am hosting. The clothes line is actually German Glass glitter and should eventually tarnish and look less like a pipe cleaner. I'm still getting the hang of working with the glitter. A few people that had asked me what ATC's were. Basically a Swiss artist came up with the concept in 1996 as a way of exchanging art without any money involved. ATC's are 2.5"x 3.5". Mine are usually made on card stock. They can be made on metal, plastic, fabric or other mediums that interests the artist. The cards usually represent the art or craft that you are drawn to. Many times ATC swaps will have a theme. I have taken part in 2 bird theme ATC's and 1 Halloween Witch ATC. One thing they mentioned on Wikipedia is to always trade your cards rather than sell them. I love that idea of trading which is probably why I love swaps too much. Notice the emphasis on the too. Another thing is that the cards can be nearly any medium that is considered artsy. I love making them from paper and fabric.
I'm going to totally borrow Kristin's instructions and suggest that you make 6 Apron ATC's and mail them to me along with a SASE by November 15th (I'm even borrowing her dates how cheeky is that?). Hopefully they'll go out by Thanksgiving when our aprons will be doing double time (for those celebrating the holiday of course). If you would like to take part, please mention it in the comments and I'll email you the details or you can email me and let me know; selena at apronstiedround dot com