"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wanna see?


Around here it's been just absolutely nutty, but in a rich and delicious Nutella kind of way. I've been bookmaking, knitting, shooting, and doodling...wanna see?

First, a polaroid photo journal I made out of Davey board, card stock, and bound together by screw post hinges (drilled holes through the board). I used paper that I have collected previously, pasted them on the pre-cut Davey boards and used photo corners inside to secure the polaroids.
More knitting progress!! It's slow going, but progress is still progress!! This throw is going to be huge, but because the pattern is so soothing and simple, slow is of no consequence.

And more bookbinding, I've been teaching myself the coptic stitch and made a book using the same paper I used for the polaroid journal.

And the images I've been posting lately? All manual baby. Are they perfect? Hell no, but I've never been about posting perfection. I'm learning and currently that's my own personal favorite mode. I'm taking the same Intuitive Lens class Tracey is taking and I can't say enough about it. I dig Thea's teaching style, she is thorough, detailed and her exercises are excellent.

And you know because I am an online class junky, I'm also taking an art class called the Wing Sessions hosted by the talented Melody Ross of Brave Girl's Club. So much changed when I found the Brave Girl's Club. I grew spiritually, creatively, and soulfully, far more than I ever expected to. And because I love everything to do with birds, butterflies, feathers, and flying... and because the Wing sessions are ALL about drawing, doodling, painting, collaging, embroidering, and even jewelry-making everything related to "wings"...well, you understand right?... And guess what, there's still time to join in if you are interested :).

This weekend brings four days off as the kids are out of school today and Monday. There will be embroidering--(yes the girl is embroidering!!), piano lessons for the kids, more photography and doodling, maybe some snowboarding...

Life is good when we create, move and make. I hope you are finding time to do the same....

Wishing you a weekend full....

xoxo

21 comments:

  1. Love the photo book and other "hand made" book. Wonderful knitting - I have not been brave enough to try cabling yet - one day. congrats on the manual photos - it is a process and one you have to make time for. Thank you for sharing all your creativity - it is beautiful. Enjoy your weekend - we are snuggled up for a rare snowy England weekend!!!
    Chey xo

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    1. thanks Chey!! Enjoy that snow!!!
      xoxo

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  2. i hope your weekend is full of creativity and goodness!

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  3. I would love to come and sit with you and learn how to bind books, that has been on my to learn list for awhile now, I even have some nice paper I could bring.

    I love your throw and those cables really make it! It will be perfect to cuddle under on those snowy days you are so lucky to have there.

    Enjoy having your babies home and have a great long weekend.

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    1. anytime Tracey!! you know I would love to sit and share a room with you any day!!
      xoxo

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  4. This is looks wonderful! I love your photo book and I am very interested in these online courses. I have never ventured.....as for creating, I will be taking off expectations and resting my head in a place of accepting what comes:) See you on the other side! XO

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  5. wow! check you out...what a prolific crafting mama!! and all of it is so very beautiful! As you may have guessed rom the name I'm pretty nuts about birds too. I'll take a peek at the online classes you mentioned, I'd love to do something like that. x

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  6. Everything looks so wonderful! Enjoy your weekend.

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  7. I so need to start bookbinding, its been on my first for so long. I am smiling from ear to ear for you. Such happiness with all this creating and learning. Enjoy your snow-filled weekend (jealous, kind of). xoxo

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  8. Love the little album...and love the polaroids...and the cables...

    ~Have a love day!

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  9. utter creative joyness!!
    and that 2nd book looks amazing.

    you're my online class vicariously living person. lol

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    1. Ha!!!! It just so happens that our Doodling embroidery book just came in!!
      xo

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  11. I LOVE all your creations mj! The books are amazing, what a good idea for a small photo album. And your blanket is so beautiful, it does indeed look like a soothing knit, just perfect to snuggle under while stitching away. Have a wonderful four day weekend with your babies, it sounds like you have such fun things planned!

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  12. You are so talented! Loving the books so much!

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  13. I love that book and the knitting. Beautiful!

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  14. Your polaroid book cover is nice. I wonder how it looks inside. :) Hopefully, I have time for knitting soon! I want to learn. Is it difficult? Anyway, looking forward to your knitting project. :)

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    1. No knitting is not difficult Debie!! It just requires practice. You can learn on you tube, but I took a class at a local knitting shop--which I think is the best way :).
      xo

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    2. Thanks for the encouragement. I will, hopefully, have time to spare for this soon. It's my dream for years now. :)

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  15. goodness, I'm so in love with your books!!!

    hope you enjoy the rest of the long weekend. x

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“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
~ George Bernard Shaw