And time consuming.
You're warned :)
Several of you sweeties have told me to be eager to start making your own.
Please do, it's such joy! And tell me if you did, I love seeing what you create!
For City Crafter I made another hand bound book.
My purple fabric mixed media journal which I started creating last year...
Sometimes projects just need to be patient, don't they.
More fabric this time. I showed you the cover earlier.
The book is not finished. I'm still happily stitching away,
busy with another embroidered plant and I want to add sachets and so on.
The challenge this week is COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS.
My intention is to fill this little journal with the blessings of my life.
The binding is fairly simple this time.
Just some stitches in the middle to keep the pages together.
A stamp, some stitching, some distressing
and some lace on thick paper will decorate my handwriting.
Below is a "painting" with pieces of fabric and embroidery,
which I designed and made after seeing a beautiful drawing of some plants.
Another new to me technique which was so much fun to do!
This book I'm using as a playground to learn and try out new things.
One of the beautiful drawings of some weeds I found on postcards.
The closing of the book...
(Wendy, you still there? It's so silent...)
And here's some photos of weeds I took with my new camera.
Since we're already talking about weeds here. So happy!
Just some little flowers on the ground.
Small details in the world around us.
Growing in the little unseen corners of our habitat
(called "gutter" "edge" "ridge" and the like).
I feel blessed that I can come closer through my camera
and enjoy more of their beauty.
The growth and decay of tiny everyday flowers along the pathway, who notices?
(Me usually not! But that's going to change!)
I love the macro feature of the camera.
I made a lot of other pictures,
but I think you've had quite enough now.
Anyway, let's talk about the CCCB challenge shall we.
Host: our lovely traveler Kirsty
Theme: Count your blessings
make a card or project and include the word bless, blessed or blessing(s)
Guest Designer: our month-long sweet and talented mixed media artist Sue Lelli
Will you join us?
Since I did some of the stitching here only this weekend (and am still not ready, so happily stitching on), I'm linking this also to Slow Stitching Sunday, a lovely fibers and fabrics loving gathering by Kathy. Thank you dear for hosting this sweet event. I found it thanks to the very talented Libby. She's got so many talents in needlework, mixed media and photography, so I'm inviting you to have a look at her blog. By the way, love to share more of others here too, so I'm thinking about doing guestposts here... Would you like that idea?