Sunday, April 18, 2010

Obsession or Inspiration?

This week I had a very few moment of sewing and that really drives me crazy because I have to do something to feel relaxed and motivated and crafting is so much fun, you know!
Button and Stitch: Supercute ways to use your button stash by Kristen Rask was a gift from my brother that came back from the United States and I have to confess, this book was on my table and the other time in my bag and it wouldn´t stop staring at me!
So I had to make a project from it that really inspired me and it turned to an obsession for one night and one morning.

I started picking the fabric scraps, some drawings that came up from my head , I dumped out the jar of buttons on the sewing table and the project started .
Bird themed project, because I have seen so many beautiful projects in the books and real birds flying near my house that I wanted to work on this theme.

I have to tell a little story: When I got pregnant the first thing I wanted to do was start making a journal notebook to tell how things transformed my life and since then I collected special letters and cards from friends, concert tickets and medical results, everything is glued and written in details in this notebook but the cover was a little damaged and I was really sad about that.

The project I decided to make was the book cover and it turned out like this!


And I will cherish every detail of the cover because I could put my favorite buttons on it and some fabrics that my friends gave to me , oh, I really love it!!!

This is going to be my daughter´s extra special gift when she grows up because I still have a lot to fill in the blank pages inside .

On the next week I will show you one more book that I am completely mad about and excited, by Cath Kidston , a book full of beautiful projects that´s been tempting me since its arrival ( another gift , now from my husband that made me this mail surprise! thank you so much!) and I am choosing some interesting project to show to you all!

Wishing you a very inspiring and motivating week to all of you!!!

Comments

8 comments:

gardenmama said...

You make the most creative and beautiful things! Just gorgeous Mina!!

Vanessa Maurer said...

Ai se você soubesse como você me inspira em ser crafter e mãe... você não faz a menor idéia... amo tudo o que você escreve... me sinto leve, feliz...
Esse trabalho ficou realmente encantador!
Uma semana maravilhosa prá vocês por ai...
Super beijos

Mina said...

Nicole: Thank you , you are always very kind! Have a blessed week!

Van: Então esse sentimento é recíproco pois eu amo tudo que você faz com a sua pequena ( e terá outra agora para curtir mais ainda!)
Um grande beijo!!

jacqueline said...

WOW that is so gorgeous! I am loving your button, stitch and bird book! Mina, you are so taleneted and you always make very amazing thinsg! Very inspiring! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you dear friend!

Lori ann said...

Oh MY! That is beautiful Mina! What a lovely lovely job you did, i am so inspired. I love the picture of Camilla holding the cover. i don't know this book but i'm off to have a look at it now. I do know the Cath Kidston one though, is it the new one you are getting?
great project and post!
love to you,
lori

shi said...

menina, que coisa mais linda :) seus projetos são fantásticos !!! parabéns :D

já linkei teu blog :D

Mina said...

Jacqueline: Thank you for your kindness. I always get so inspired when I visit other bloggers like you! That´s the motivation I find here in the cyber world!Have a wonderful day!

Lori: The book I got is "MAKE !" by Cath Kidston and I will post some project ( I am choosing one from a lot I have found!)I´m so glad you came here! Love to you!!!

Mina said...

Shi: Muito obrigada pela sua visita por aqui e também por ter linkado meu blog, fiquei super hiper feliz! beijos!