Hello, friends! I sincerely hope you are having a most wonderful summer (or winter, for a few of my lovely friends and readers I know of) thus far. How quickly the months are flying this year- to think it is already almost the middle of July! It has gotten to that point in the summer here where half of me is anxious for fall and cooler temperatures already, and the other half is excitedly awaiting more summer adventures and possibly a beach trip. How about you?
It has been far too long since I spent an afternoon writing here, and I am ever so delighted to be doing just that right now and get to share something with you.... a project I worked on earlier this spring and have been happily adding to: my SEWING NOTEBOOK!
Wanting very much to grow in my sewing skills and work on new projects this year, I began thinking about a place to draw out my ideas and designs and keep record of all of my projects that I attempt. This led me to looking for inspiration to draw from, and I began putting together a notebook. My photos here show the culmination of it all, beginning with the blank black notebook below and a box full of some fun things I went through as I got ideas for what to add: vintage-inspired buttons, stamps, ribbons, paper-crafting embellishments, and other decorations.
...for the joy of decorating the inside with my favorite stamp ever and some stickers and details that any old soul like myself would likely love. I smile each time I open the cover to see this inner page.HERE on one of my favorite blogs, Boyer Sisters, where I love finding inspiration in modest style, as well as sewing ideas from countless older posts by these talented sisters. I loved the organization of the way Brigid laid out her sewing plans, and it gave me something to go from when it came to laying out my own pages.
Do you have a notebook of your sewing or crafting plans/projects?
How would you decorate yours?
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Before I go, I wanted to share the link to a very dear friend I am so
blessed to know at her most beautiful blog, She Graces Her Home.
She is currently recovering from surgery and is close in my thoughts, heart, and prayers.
As she recovers, I'm sure it would bless her so much if you'd like to visit and send
her well wishes, as well as lift her in prayer!
Wishing you a blessed rest of your week, dears!