I’m so excited to share one of the first earring designs, “Quilting Queens” from the Aye’ Shanti Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.
Quilting Queens are inspired by the quilting traditions of America with the use of various fabrics from the Caribbean, Africa and India. Each earring design tells a story of the past with a modern feel. This was inspired by my college thesis, “Women of the Sun: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives of Caribbean Women’s Work” – where I discussed her daily life including the life of my grandmother, Hilda Juanita Keens Douglas and the beauty and mysticism I saw in her Singer sewing machine. Please check out the designs in the SHOP.
In the midst of our big transition, I’m not finding time to craft as much these days. Well let me take that back, I still find time to do my mini 3×4 cards for Project Life 2013 daily. However, with Valentine’s Day being one of my favorite holidays after my birthday and Christmas, I just had to do something for my honey. 2013 is already starting off with a bang and with our upcoming wedding celebration in a few months, I wanted to put together a quick handmade gift for him. So, I found some “me” time while he slept to craft together a quick mini “Love” journal filled with pictures from the beginning of our journey and bits and pieces of things I’ve saved from our dates and fun times together. I used an awesome mini “Love Albums” from JamaicaMakes. (Btw, the packaging was so sweet, I can’t wait to use the paper in my Project Life album) I then decided to use white embossing powder and spray/brushed on diluted inks from Ranger and Dylusions across some hole punched coasters. I wrote on my photos with a white uniball pen for a love letter feel and attached photos with washi tape and heart paper clips. I woke up and presented him this lovely gift before we resumed our moving and it was worth the 3 hours of sleep. Happy Valentines Day to you and yours and if you not into big crafting, a simple sticky note saying, “I love you”, “You’re Amazing” or “You’re Cool” – will surely make them smile.
Love & Light,
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Ohhhhh and check out the NEW Journals in the SHOP! Great for writing, jotting down quick notes, thoughts and meditations. They’re the perfect size for your bag, pockets or even our wallet. I believe everyone should have a writing utensil and mini book with them at all times because your thoughts are precious and you’ll appreciate seeing your journey on paper years from now. I am major paper and fabric collector and these are just a few from my collection. There are various designs available, please see below.