craft | special treasures

Lovely Paper
Red Otter

hello, hello! one of the wonderful aspects of the handmade community is being able to have special pieces made just for you. an added benefit comes when they are crafted by special friends.

the collage was created by dawn of lovely paper for our recent wedding anniversary and i love looking at it over my desk each day. i told her about some of the things we enjoy and i think she captured our relationship beautifully, including the little dog that currently resides in our imaginations.

the gorgeous album was handmade by julia of red otter who is very special to us. she frequently sends notes to charlie and i've loved her journals for quite a while. i was hoping to have one to accommodate my best photographs, so we collaborated on the pattern & colors and i love it. special commissions are no longer just for wealthy art patrons, they are available to regular folks, too. enjoy the day!

xo, cindy

13 comments:

and flowers pick themselves said...

oooooh SO SO lovely! thanks for sharing, cindy!

xo Alison

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I love this...so dear!
Cindy, I totally agree...in the past week I have made 4 family portrait commissions...and they don't have to be large pieces...
I am off to check out Julia's other creations.
HUGS have a great day.
Char.x

tammy said...

wow. these are so darling. so detailed and lovely.

Krissy said...

Love the journal! Julia is so talented!!!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness! What a delight! Thank you so much for the kind words--Cindy, the album was a joy to create for you and with you. I'm so glad that a little piece of me is there with you!

XOXO

Bella Sinclair said...

Those are over the top beautiful! Oh goodness, such lovely treasures, brimming with love. Aaaaaahhhh

Erika Lee Sears said...

I love anything handmade especially if you can see the TLC- which I can see.

painted fish studio said...

mmmm... so pretty. love the collage! i want to see more of it. and the book is a beauty.

Joyce said...

Your little journal is not only pretty, but has you written all over it. Julia did a great job of creating this special book just for you. xo

Jamie said...

Beautiful - and made much more so because of the relationships behind them.

PS - Love the new layout

L'Atelier said...

ohhh they are wonderful1
what amazing treasures!

blue moss said...

i am so glad you decided to share your fun treasures.
i love them both
and i love that dog that lives in your minds (much easier to clean up after)
m

Megan Walker said...

That collage is *precious* and I absolutely *LOVE* the gorgeous paper on the journal Julia made for you! LOVELY! :)