almost a year ago i would have taught a workshop in Finland, but due to my health, that wasn't happening. lucky for me my sweet friend Marsha took over in a heartbeat, and i was so happy that she helped me out!
but the pictures of that cute little mini-album, i never shared with you birdies. so here we go!
it's no secret i love to work with fabric & felt. it just relaxes me in a way. i love to stitch around the edges. sit. and watch tv in the meanwhile (hey, otherwise Arjan & i wouldn't 'see' eachother at all :)).
i use filling for dolls to stuff the little heart :). the front of the mini is a transparency with a little heart (stitched, but it's glued on :).
i embroidered the word "love" onto the fabric. obviously before you stitch front & back together. duh.
ohhh crazy dude! his name is in transparant letter stickers onto white cardstock, on which i cut the 'flag-thingies' myself. just add stars. keeping it clean & simple birdies.
a little journaling about how i love my sweet kiddo's (as long as they don't bug me :). the butterfly is cut out from fabric, the edges are stitched with the blanketstitch and are glued on a transparancy. me love transparancies :)
see. transparancy. told ya. love.
and since i don't make life more complicated than it already is: the other side of the transparancy: same butterfly! but this time from felt.
on the right a cute handmade embellishment from felt & fabric. easy peasy lemon squeezy peeps. REAL easy peasy. just make it yourself.
ha, when i'm reading this journaling (it's about being happy with my life but also wanting that own label, line of products with my design on it. this was in february 2012). PROUD to realise i HAVE that label now! REVolution. postcards, christmascards, iphone and samsung cases, notebooks, art journals. wow. this year has been pretty amazing. i need to remind myself i'm on that road already!
o my that cute bird! the legs are from a bend paperclip. and than i punched holes into the transparancy. is that bird on a transparancy? YES. it's hard to see, but IT IS. so. punch tiny holes, and than wrap around with your needle & embroidery thread. not that fun to do, but such a cute outcome. right? right.
die of cuteness.
simple taggie thingie cut from felt. the edges a simple stitch. and i made the tag a bit longer, so it sticks out, and looks like a 'tab'. hand stitched "love rules" on there. it was very tiny, ittypitty-hard work. you could use letter stickers. but than, you wouldn't be badass.
an old pic of Arjan, i guess ruben is only 2 years old there. apparantly Arjan doesn't like his picture taken. and i respect that. i work with what i have. and that's ok. oh handsome guy needs to be in the books more!
journaling about mr. dude & me being together for already 22 years now. yes. that's crazy huh? we've been through so much together, but everytime we come out even stronger. he is my man.
my wish is that our family will be this close for like evvah. that i'll be working at home on my big fat huge kitchen / art table, running my own label REVolution and always be there for those crazy muppets. and you now what? i'm half way there already!
the back. always make sure your back looks lovely. dressing yourself, but also dressing your mini-album :)
it looks like i could take a bite!
fun little mini-album, so close to my heart. let's make another one. i really need to make one of Rubens *and ours* crazy past 3 months. and that keeps reminding me of mommy's (and daddy's) who have chronicle sick children. i knew there was an ending. i knew things would go back to normal again. but also having a friend with a severe sick child, i constantly kept thinking of her. there's no ending for her. it just keeps going on and on and on, and even getting worse every freaking time. i already respected her, but now the feeling is even deeper. my heart goes out to those who have to live life with pains and sickness over and over again.
on the agenda today: lots of work to be done. wanted to take a few hours of. and just sit. maybe read. think about stuff. plans happening, things changing. Sanne almost 10 years old (waaahhhh that freaks me out!). random. the weather seems to be changing again. since i don't like the heat, i'm okay with that. secretly ofcourse.
life is good. create a mini-album. like. now.