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!!!



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,

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!