Make & Give 2018, Day 19:Winter Journals

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Winter Solstice is only a couple of days away and to celebrate I made these elegant journal covers. Using my go-to canvas weight of choice, 7 oz., I sewed a lining of thin cotton batting to the inside giving them a quilted feel. The layered felted centerpiece is hand stitched in place. I can’t tell you how much I adore those tiny ivory bottle brush trees! Threaded through the spine of the journal pad tucked inside is a length of raw silk to which I attached a sparkly tag and a frosted pine cone and red berry embellishment.

I am gifting two of these lovelies to the directors of the Squam Retreats: Meg and Elizabeth. These two women fully dedicate their efforts to bring attendees the most thoughtful and artistically inspired workshop and activity experiences each Spring and Fall. I am ever grateful to them for this gift of time and space to reflect, restore and create. I am wishing them both a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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