Hello dear friends,
I have been rather absent lately because I have
been working on a new journal which I was keen to finish
as we are coming into Spring here where I live
I am so often torn between creating and wanting to be out
in our beautiful garden and I was determined to complete it.
The bird song at present is waking
us so early so there's no excuse to be laying around in bed.
This is my new creation:
I went searching through my Tombstone Angel images collection
which I played around with because of an idea
which was turning around in my head.
How often do we pray silently to ourselves in times of need?
and call on the angels for help?
Those little metallic leaves reminded me of angels wings
and were amongst a gift from my friend Liz www.lululizinlalaland.blogspot.com
and they were just the right thing for the front page.
Many layers of vintage lace, (torn and tattered), chiffon, cottons
doilies, buttons and jewellery have gone into the making of these pages.
Layer upon layer the pages build and above you can see
some natural dyed silk which has been embroidered
with my trusty sewing machine.
Solve is another technique I have used in
collaging these precious lace pieces together
with bits of thread, fibres and raw silks!
Some beaded chiffon on the left with a felted signature
laced and layered with a piece of vintage beaded
cardigan with the Virgin Mary sitting opposite!
A pleading hymn!
Handmade lace and machine stitching
highlight an angel - but
"Angels are in All Ages!"
More tattered and dyed lace
and pieces of dyed raw mohair!
How comforting are these words?
A pocket near the back embellished with another special
And after many hours of layering and stitching,
tearing and ripping, ironing and sticking
we come to the end of
another very satisfying project!
Hours make the day
Layers make the journal!
Inspired by these angels!
This particular journal has been sold and is packed up
and ready to be delivered
to the U.S.
If anyone is interested in me creating them a journal
of a similar nature or different topic
then contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Love is how we earn our wings"
and I'm sending some love to you!
Thank you so very kindly to all of my new followers
and for all the most appreciated comments left.
You are all gems in my life!