Category: Journals

Happily Stitching

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I’ve been stitching. Journals in two sizes and fabric covered notebooks.

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They are the perfect place to stay organized, design plans, and capture dreams.
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It’s so fun to mix patterns and colors and see the fabric leave my shelves.
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Speaking of leaving – I have art quilts, prints, patterns, and fabrics that need a new home and they are on sale! See my Etsy Shop for all the fun!

Ready for a Spring Refresh

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Thanks to months of stitching time I’m excited to have an ample supply of artwork to offer a selection for sale online and in local galleries (Girdwood Center for Visual Arts, Dos Manos, Quilted Raven).

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Add some thread drawn and colored happiness to your home with an original thread drawn art quilt. Or choose a mini art quilt with an appliqué girl in boots and an inspirational message using Alison Glass Sunprints 2019 fabric as the backgrounds.
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Bright batik fabrics and inspirational stitched words come together for fun fabric covered notebooks to capture ideas, dreams and plans.

Each art quilt and notebook is unique and gift-worthy and created to make you smile.

Visit the believemagic Etsy shop to see all the fun.

Journals Small and Large

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“The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. Take long walks in the woods.” – Robin S. Sharma

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Inspire Possibility – Magnify Memories

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I thought I would be stitching up art quilts this week, but I felt drawn to be cutting, folding and stitching paper.
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These are the covers of the signatures or notebooks that will be inside journals I create.
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Some are simple, just a few word stickers and stitching;
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others use lots of paper scraps or sparkly postcards.
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The purpose of each is to magnify memories. Big or small, they are waiting to hold lists, dreams, sketches and schemes.

Notebooks and a Sale

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I created many notebook covers for the holiday bazaar earlier in the month.
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Each one fits a standard size composition notebook.
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I always enjoy making them. Getting to play with fabric and stitching them together is fun.
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Several of the notebooks did not find new homes. I listed them on Etsy along with cards and…
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fabric prints! Yep fabric with images of my art. You can frame them or you can stitch them into a quilt, book, or other fun project.

The following items are currently on sale: journals/notebooks, cards, fabric prints, fat quarters and fabric bundles all with free shipping with coupon code HOL2016. The sale price is reflected in the listing on Etsy.

Visit my Etsy shop – use coupon code HOL2016 for free shipping until December 31, 2016.

Journals

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As part of my art show I also created fairy tale themed journals.
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Some covers are silk; some are magical trees; others are prints with a fairy tale theme.
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To keep up with demand from local galleries and customer request, I also made a few non-fairy tale themed journals.
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I enjoy making the cover for journals – the stitching is relaxing and I like the variety that can be achieved with different ties, charms and colors.

Play Pretend

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hello joy : : play pretend : : grateful heart : : happy life

More notebook covers to inspire creative play and the capturing of joyful moment.

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Play pretend is resonating with me today – I’m pretending my husband and I are well and not waiting for our bodies to finish battling the virus that is attacking them. I’m grateful for Netflix and novels – they pass the time when we’re not sleeping. I’m hoping to awaken feeling better tomorrow.

Hold Tight – Smile

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Hold on tight to your dreams : : love : : explore wander

Sometimes I get to sew on samples while I work at the quilt shop. This is fun, but I find I don’t have the same ‘need’ to get into my studio like I did when I worked an office job. Instead of forcing the stitched magic, I’ve been creating with the computer or cutting, sorting and folding paper for more journals.

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Smile – even on rainy days

Here & Now

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Sometimes I need a reminder to stay present and focus on the moment – the here and now. This notebook cover is a great reminder!

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These covers make me want to jot down ideas for my next stitched projects or collecting bits and baubles I have found.