This little journal was created for Grace who is about to celebrate
here 13th Birthday. Her mother, Francie, is my hairdresser.
Now Francie asked me to create
a journal for her first daughter, Amalia,
when she turned 13 which was two and a half years ago
(Amalia's little journal)
now that it is Gracie's 13th Birthday she asked her mother
if she could also have one of those keepsakes
once again using another Pre-raphaelite image by Rosetti
called "Roman Widow" I created this little journal
I used this recycled Battenburg lace tissue box cover for the cover
of the book - it was just the perfect size
which I manipulated, dyed
sewed it together in the centre
and this is how it looked when finished.
I added several layers of silk dyed lace, lace fabric
embroidered organza, silk and rayon fabric,
and added some very old gold silk braid
from my stash.
I called it "Sweet Memories" for the times
when Grace can look back at what
she has entered into her
Grace is a "nature" girl so I added a few bird images
with some French accents.
As Christmas is approaching I decided to create, along with my
angel cards, some of these Peaceful Doves
which are now available in My Etsy Shop
They might be just the right addition to your
Christmas Tree, as a Mantel decoration
a wall decoration.
It is hard to believe that we are only 6 weeks away from
Christmas once again! I am sure many of you
too are thinking of gifts and decorations
at this time - I always love the idea
of keeping it simple!!!
Wishing you all a pleasant weekend enjoying what
you most love
thanks again for your wonderful visits and comments.