Hope your weekend was sweet. Mine hasn't turned out too awesome, i was visited by an annoying cold with all the bells and whistles (fever, congestion, sore throat, cough, sneezing). Today is day number four and i'm going to will myself to get around and do some reading, blogging and catch up. I'm always bummed when i get sick, but coming down with something before the weekend was brutal.
As promised, i have journal story and photos to share with you this week. Since my first journal creation, i've been very committed to come out with a few more. Here's another one and i called it "The secret garden".
A private garden growing your special blooms. This little piece of embroidery is a reminder of a sentiment to "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
I write this as a believer. This embroidery is symbolic of all your conscious choices you make to allow your creativity to come out to play, you may watch your own personality blossoms as your bring new life to your secret neglected garden.
The butterfly of course is peacefully admiring it all and has it all figured out that it also takes trust that everything will all work out with your best interest at heart (i still need small reminders of this). It's all up to you if you want to take the key and unlock the door to your secret garden.
The best part for me was gathering some flowers, leaves and vines from my apartment yard (as inspiration) and sitting down to decide what i wanted to use in my secret garden. Of course, i made some mistakes during my drawing on the linen fabric (thank goodness for air dry fabric pan), but in the end everything came together just fine.
I've used natural linen for the outside layer and a sweet red Polka Dots linen for the inner layer. A sweet red grosgrain ribbon with a handmade fabric embroidered button attached to it as the bookmark is added for flair.
As soon as i'm 100% again, i'm planning a nice shop update with these journals as Made-to-order.
Thanks for all the kind words of my quietness, my interview over on Art, love and Joy and your enthusiasm in my new journal creations, too. I really appreciate it.
Love to you.