You've been so patient waiting to see what the giveaway prize will be for the February Binding Challenge - thank you! Today I can show you...
...a bundle of French General's "Rural Jardin" woven stripes and checks (donated by the lovely designer Kaari Meng!), and a lovely French inspired lavender sachet I made incorporating my design 'Rainbird' on the front and stitched on some of the Rural Jardin fabric. I used vintage cotton lace as well, and some lovely old silk ribbon - French General fabrics always transport me back in time so I wanted to make something reflective of the simple 'olde world' days in the sachet.
To enter this giveaway you'll need to make something from your scrap binding strips (or scrap strips that you have doubled lengthwise to resemble binding) - you can read the original Challenge post here. Once you've completed your item please add a photo to your blog and leave a comment to let me know about it. If you don't have a blog please email me a photo. :-)
The next issue of Homespun will contain a special project of mine that brings our thoughts to wishes, hopes and dreams. Here is a small sneak peek...
You'll have to wait for the magazine to be in the newstand before I show you any more of my project, but I can show you a companion project I finished this week, something that will be a perfect match if you wanted to make a set.
It's a journal cover for a record of all your hopes, dreams, prayers and wishes.
I even used a piece of scrap binding leftover from the Homespun project to make the bookmarker, so I can add that to my Binding Challenge ideas this month.
I haven't decided whether to make up a pattern to sell for the journal cover yet. It will depend on whether there is enough interest in it. But for me, I have the secret Homespun project and the journal duo, so I can begin to write down all those wonderful dreams I have that bring hope to my soul, and plot a path to my future...
Do you record your hopes and dreams? What is the thing you hope for most of all in your life?