“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
I thought I would be stitching up art quilts this week, but I felt drawn to be cutting, folding and stitching paper.
These are the covers of the signatures or notebooks that will be inside journals I create.
Some are simple, just a few word stickers and stitching;
others use lots of paper scraps or sparkly postcards.
The purpose of each is to magnify memories. Big or small, they are waiting to hold lists, dreams, sketches and schemes.
I created many notebook covers for the holiday bazaar earlier in the month.
Each one fits a standard size composition notebook.
I always enjoy making them. Getting to play with fabric and stitching them together is fun.
Several of the notebooks did not find new homes. I listed them on Etsy along with cards and…
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.
As part of my art show I also created fairy tale themed journals.
Some covers are silk; some are magical trees; others are prints with a fairy tale theme.
To keep up with demand from local galleries and customer request, I also made a few non-fairy tale themed journals.
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.
hello joy : : play pretend : : grateful heart : : happy life
More notebook covers to inspire creative play and the capturing of joyful moment.
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.