Day 232: Fairy Wish Book & Stitch-A-Long Update

by thecraftaholic


“If one assumes a humble attitude, one’s own good qualities will increase.”

-The Dalai Lama

Humility is not a very common  thing here in New York City. In fact, it almost seems as if one must be arrogant, just to survive in this wretched city. But…if we all strive to just be who were are, and not try to live up to other people’s expectations, we can find ourselves with a humility that doesn’t mean people walk all over us. It means you know who you are, and you are secure in that. There is no need to inflate yourself. It only makes you look unattractive, and unappealing. With a humble attitude, others can see who you really are, who you strive to be.

Today, I made another book. I know, I know. As a designer for DMC Threads, I should be stitching like mad. But I can’t help it, I am on a roll with these books.

Cool, right? I used my sizzix die cut to make the chipboard pages, and a prima flower on the cover, with some butterflies cut from a vintage stack of playing cards. The paper doll fairy is also vintage. The letters are from Thickers, and they are hand glittered.

I have said to people before that I love making these books, although I don’t keep pictures in them too much. Number one because I keep my pics in a regular album, and Number two because I don’t want to take away from the photo. So I’m trying different things. This book is a mini sketch book. It has little blank spaces for drawing or sketching your wishes, or things you are in need or want of, like a new job, bigger apartment, or a better wardrobe.

The fairies inside bring you inspiration, and help your wishes come true.

More butterflies. I really have been on a butterfly kick.

Anyway, so that’s that. I forgot to mention that I used my Bind it all machine also. I love that thing.

Here’s a photo update on the “Count Your Blessings” stitch a long:

The Lion’s Den is a club where I met my husband for the first time. He played there, with a band he was in at the time.

The womyn symbol is because I am blessed to live in a country where womyn have reproductive rights, and the right to speak out.

I knit to keep myself sane. ‘

I am blessed by Art, and it blesses me back. And I love New York City, most of the time anyway. I know the square came out crooked. Ohwell. I don’t think it matters, do you?

So that’s all, so far. I’m plugging away. As always, I used DMC Threads.

I’m also starting a cool project today that I am so excited about. More on that tomorow. Suffice to say that it involves bingo chipboard cards,  unstretched canvas, embroidery thread, and paint.

The Craftaholic