But I'm sorry I am getting off on a tangent here! Before I digress digressing though, I just have to mention that my daughter played the most lovely fairy named Cobweb in “A Midsummer Night's Dream” this week and I do believe there is still much magic in the air.
The quilted cover and back is taken directly from the generous and talented artist Teesha Moore who offers great videos sharing her techniques. One evening I started randomly adding buttons to the cover and after a while it looked like a butterfly shape so I decided to go with that even though I hadn't initially intended so.
The next morning my son spotted the journal on the coffee table and was completely stunned by all the little stitches I had made (he's only 6 but seems to have an appreciation for the details of handmade, good for him!).
He then recognized the buttons he had picked out! I asked him if he knew what it was and he said, of course, it is a “Metterschling” which made me laugh. The word he meant was Schmetterling (German for butterfly) but it's one of those words like “spaghetti” that children sometimes say the wrong way around. I thought that was quite endearing, I will probably always think of that now when I look at the cover.
Here are some peaks inside; as I mentioned in part one I want this to be a collection of quotes on beauty and I am still searching for photos of my daughter, my mom, my grandmother....
The back I left plain and I think it will stay that way.
About the rose in the top photo: I was so thrilled to find David Austin roses in my garden center last weekend. The one I chose to splurge on is called Abraham Darby and it promises to be healthy and full of blooms. This blossom is fading but the perfume is divine.
Fairies, help yourselves!