Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Jillayne's Christmas Journal...
This is the most beautiful handmade journal from Jillayne of A Fine Seam. The fabric has a soft vintage holly theme with micro glitter all through it. The hint of pink is dreamy. I feel so fortunate! Thank you dear Jillayne. Your heart and hands have produced an heirloom treasure.
This is a project Jillayne has been working on since last Christmas. She offered on her blog if we wanted to hand make and send her 6 Christmas cards she would bind them into Christmas Journal books for us. I believe she made 14 after all the cards were sent and received.
Each book has lots of papers for embellishing and journaling and adding our own personal touches. It also contains 6 cards from others who participated. I would like to thank each of my card givers that are in my book: Diane of Diane Hobbit; Wendy of The Crafter's Apprentice; Karen of Todolwen; Tanya of Bead and Needle; Freda of Sew What's New. And of course, Jillayne.
I do not know who is attached to each card as some of them are not signed. Each one is precious. The top little bird has hand stitching on the tree branches. This little tree is made of fabric strips sewn together with silver thread.
This snowflake embellished card is signed by Karen and has a lovely snowflake ornament on the inside. Beautiful work.
Vintage Santa with Tanya's perfect handwriting on the inside.
Paris Peace with tiny pink bling by Freda is tres chic.
A dimensional winter scene with some red bling for sparkle. I love each and every card and page in this beautiful Christmas Journal.
Here is the binding that Jillayne so carefully hand stitched. And my very favorite part of all...the bead and button charms she so carefully creates and attaches. My most sincere heartfelt thank you my friend. You have outdone yourself. I will cherish my journal forever.
Now I am hoping to see all the others posted as each journal is unique and no two are the same. Now this is dedication to a promise made. Jillayne you are amazing and priceless!!!
I haven't even put together last years Christmas cards and letters to enjoy. Now it is fast approaching Christmas 2013. All my work ahead plans have not gone as I thought they might. Life Happened! I am thankful life happened and I know I will get my Christmas gifts completed in time. My list is lessening as I get older and wiser. Money is so impersonal however it is what the young like best. Easy peasy for me.
Our local five day fair begins today. Normally our weather is scorching but this year it is very pleasant and only in the 80's so I think the crowds will be overwhelming and I really think I shall be staying home as I don't care for crowds and long lines.
Happy Birthday today to my baby girl. She is a grown woman and I am so proud of her and all she has accomplished. Happy Birthday to you Jenifer Michelle. I Love You!
What will you be enjoying this fine summer/winter week? Are you getting your kids ready for back to school? I love the smell of fresh Crayola crayons. Maybe a new bottle of Elmer's white school glue to add to my glue stash? How about some old fashioned lined three holed paper for a new ink pen and some hand writing? I did buy a new titanium electric pencil sharper and some neon pencils. Some habits are hard to break. I am not going back to school but I do enjoy some new supplies each year when they are on sale.
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