He had to come all the way up the hill again this week to bring me another package. And OMG, what a package!!!
Let me explain a little first. Errm. I love fabric journals. Well, I love the idea of fabric journals. The thought of making one scares the pants off me. Never held one in my hands, never made one, but have always hugely admired the fabric journals my bloggy friends have shown on their blogs. Especially Suzy's journals, they are in a class all of their own. Whilst skyping quite a while ago, I mentioned to her that I would like to make one, a mermaid one, as I love the watery blues and greens, and she sent me the most amazing fabrics. Now don't get too excited YET, because this was just before we came to France when I was really busy, and of course I didn't photograph them. DARN.
But, I also mentioned my mermaid fabric journal plans to Julia from Vintage with Laces last week when we were skyping, and she wanted to send me a few bits for my journal as well. And it was her package which arrived this week. Can I say OMG again? When you see what she had sent me, you will understand why it took me absolute ages to unwrap things. The way she wraps and embellishes her gifts is just so beautiful. And boy, did she nail the watery blue green theme I am aiming for! Ok, I'll just shush now and show you the photos, they say it so much better than I can, lol -
The box -
The beautiful tag -
The altered matchboxes filled with goodies -
Gorgeously soft paper pouches filled with fabrics, fabric images and trims -
And once I had taken everything out, I could see the beautiful lining of the box, which is a real treasure in itself -
Aren't these just the most gorgeous blues? I managed to get some photos taken in between thunderstorms. After the heatwave we had a couple of days with one thunderstorm after another.
I tell you something though, the pressure, the pressure!!!! Lol, What if I am not up to the task? What if I make a horrid mess of the journal? I just can't get my head round how to actually construct it. Poor Suzy has tried her best to explain it to me, lol, but I am so much better at WATCHING and learning. Still trying to talk her into making a video which we can buy, tehehehe. This is going to be my major project for when I get back to England.
Gotta get back into the kitchen, we have friends coming over for 'Apero' later on.