Monday, 5 July 2010

Sweet Devon Violets Keepsake Journal.

I just love an afternoon creating. When I'm feeling stressed it's a sure way to move into the calm.
I've been thinking for sometime about using Violets as a theme for a Keepsake Journal. They are so beautiful and smell so lovely. I often see them on my walks in early spring although before I see them I can smell that delicious perfume. I've heard that if you eat a sweet violet,(they are a herb) they taste of those little parma violet sweets

I embroidered over this velvet leaf and flowers sometime ago so decided to put the piece to work as part of the front cover. I made the book cover using heavy vintage french linen which I bought from Lizzie and Linda at CowslipInside the pages have all got a pocket and are trimmed with space dyed Vintage Lace. I have included some little quotes and sayings.
I have also included a tag to go in the green pocket.
This page has a small pocket for a pen and pencil.

and on the last two pages are a needle case for those little emergencies and a jotter for keeping lists.

At last the back cover, a little piece of really pretty vintage lace and all about me.

I'm hoping to open my Etsy shop soon, just need to make a couple more things. I'm going to a workshop on Wednesday making a very pretty flower necklace so watch this space!



Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

It's so lovely!!! Each page is a work of art!

Cindy said...

So beautiful! I can't wait to see your shop. I love "journals" and have been looking for something special.

soggibottom said...

Friday market. Went on Tuesday and it was rather wet....keep dry...... if I get the chance will scout you out :-) x x x Take care and I'll cross my fingers the rain goes away for you.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Angela, I love your journal. How's that flower necklace coming along? And your crazy quilt? Seems like you are certainly keeping busy.

I see you have some real Mouse Tales going on over there with the new pet.

Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes always, Tammy (

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Angela: Love your journal. I garden when I am stress. You may have a better idea. Blessings, Martha

Regina said...

hi angela,
i love your journal.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Angela, Hope your having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by today. enjoy your day............Julian