~ Live ~ Love ~ Laugh ~ Pay it Forward February

{Have you ever heard about a situation and it just breaks your heart and you feel like you HAVE TO do something about it?A few months back I met a lady, Lovely Reckley, and she told me how she goes to four different schools in Abaco and feeds 85+ children that would have otherwise had no lunch. For some of these kids, this is the only meal of the day.Lovely even takes food to some of them when school is out.That really broke my heart. I mean, I know there are kids all over the world that are starving, but when I realized there were children right under my nose it killed me. I kept wondering what I could do. I thought about offering to help cook, but cooking for so many mouths really overwhelmed me. Then I realized what a COMMITMENT this awesome woman had made to these children…..EVERYDAY!!!At Christmas, instead of giving gifts I gave a donation to her organization (and to our Humane Society) instead of buying things that people really didn’t need.But it kept tugging at my heart. So, I decided for the month of February I would post several heart themed items to my blog. They would be for sale, and I would give 25% of the cost of the item to Lovely, to help with her costs.I may post an item everyday or I may post several items a week…..I am really not sure, but 25% will go to “Feed the Children” in Abaco, Bahamas.I CANNOT imagine going without food, or only having one meal a day that I had to rely on someone else to bring to me, and these children shouldn’t have to deal with this either, so please help!}

Happy Hump Day!
I am a bit obsessed with journals and journaling right now, so I will be posting quite a few.  Today’s item is another journal cover!  This one is a quilted cover for a Mead Composition Book, called Live~Love~laugh.

The base of the quilted cover is cotton fabrics in shades of natural and white.  On top of this are appliqued hearts in burlap, denim and jersey fabrics.

One of the hearts on the back has a touch of mixed media, with some onion bag embellishment…..hey, if a famous singer can go to the Grammys with this over her face then it must be very trendy!

Live, Love and Laugh are stitched onto the white fabric which is then appliqued on to the recycled denim.

I quilted a heart pattern all over the base fabric of the journal.

Since I like hidden messages, I stamped “trust your crazy ideas” on the inside flap, in permanent ink.

This journal is $45, and just like all the other heart items this month, 25% goes to Feed the Children Abaco.
You can find this, and other items in my Etsy store….{HERE}
Or on my facebook page……..{HERE}

Thanks for stopping by!
Live ~ Love ~ Laugh this week!

One thought on “~ Live ~ Love ~ Laugh ~ Pay it Forward February

  1. You know I love your journals. You come up with the most incredible designs – and this time using denim! I really like how you stamped the inside with a little message. And I love your recent heart necklace with the filigree wings…. I think the heart motif in your work really embodies the generous work that you do.

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