Scrappy Love ~ 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!}

Getting today’s post up at the last minute…..eeekkkk!
Today I have another quilted journal cover. I’m telling you the ideas I have for these are endless so they will be coming at you for a while!
I am calling this journal cover “Scrappy Love”.

Like the name implies, it is made from scraps, frayed fabrics, burlap, an old pair of jeans, an old shirt…..yep lots of scraps!
If I could have put my hands on my vintage lace collection I would have added that also, but I have stashed that in such a great place that I can’t even find it!!

Like all my other quilted journal covers, this one fits a Mead Composition Journal which can be replaced. This journal also has a few messages…..on the inside flap, printed on the selvage of the fabric it reads, “We need time to dream, time to remember, & time to reach for the infinite. Time to be”.

On the front, on a flap of frayed muslin I stamped, in permanent ink, “Trust your crazy ideas”.

This cover is completely machine washable, and will only get softer the more it is washed. All those frays will be even better!

The back of the journal I left kind of plain, with just the frayed denim and the striped jersey fabric.

This journal cover with a Mead Composition book is $45, and 25% of that goes to Feed the Children Abaco.
You can message me on my facebook page……{HERE}
Or find it in my Etsy shop…..{HERE}

Thanks for stopping by!
Peace, love and creativity!

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