Monday, December 19, 2016

Happy T-Day !

Do you feel overwhelmed with all that needs to be done?!
Know that you don’t have to do it all.  
Give yourself permission to relax a little and visit TSFT

I enjoyed the snow we got and was happy to bring some arty-crafty projects to an end.

  I managed to finish a spread in one of my Altered Books and
it's of course meant for Valerie's AJJ theme.

It is not one of the spreads I am really proud of, but I had fun creating it.

Don't ask me what the eggshell technique circle means - or what the stitching is meant for-
I have no clue -- it was just a spread to do something relaxing after housecleaning and other boring things of my everyday life.

And ... I managed to sew a journal cover for one of my larger journals out of an old pair of jeans.

Wishing you stressfree days before the big event is here!



  1. Your journal spread is lovely, I like it. Nice journal cover, too. Take your own good advise and take it easy, you've already baked enough for a company of soldiers! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Terrific post with lots of great things to see and read about

    Happy T day Susi

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. I have enjoyed my visit here, to see your wonderful art pieces, loved the journal pages and the beautiful cover you made.
    You have been busy, I hope you get some time to relax.
    Happy T Day
    Yvonne xx

  4. I'm with you Susi, giving yourself permission to relax is so important this time of year. I love Christmas so my plan is always to enjoy every minute (as it seems to be over so quickly) and not get stressed about things :-). Your page is lovely, especially the background and the way you have blended the colours. I love your old jeans journal cover, the heart detail is spectacular! Wishing you stressfree days too! J :-)

  5. This is a wonderful journal page. All that texture made this entry special. The egg shells, the stitching, the grid, and the torn fabric all contribute to the wonderful textural feel of this piece. I would love to touch it.

    Love seeing the bananas and kiwi in a bowl next to your tea. I am so impressed with all those cookies you have made. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous art, you book cover, and your tea and fruit with us for T this Tuesday.

    I hope it IS stress free for you through the holidays.

  6. love the look of the eggshells, and the whole altered page, I think texture is fabulous in a journal. Loving the cover you made.

  7. I love the thick red stitching on your projects. It makes them so festive. Its a wonderful collection of holiday photos today. Enjoy and have fun. Hugs-Erika

  8. What better to do than sit down and create for the sake of it - you don't need to explain - just do, and let others appreciate this gorgeous page Susi.

  9. Wonderful post, lovely art projects as always, and some good advise. I think we are all overwhelmed this time of year. I sat today and made a wreath for our daughter, was relaxing. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family, Susi.

    Big Hug, Friend

  10. loved your journal cover ,so pretty !
    how exciting and thrilling time you are having before the Christmas .WAIT has all the beauty though!
    this is first time i read who enjoyed the snow otherwise mostly people feel annoy with season lol

  11. Very good advice! Love your pages, and your recycled journal cover!
    Best wishes,
    Alison xx

  12. Its a wonderful journal spread Susi, it's good that you enjoyed your crafting day, a great way to relax. Love your journal cover and all the.
    very delicious looking food.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  13. Susi, I actually cried when I read your comment on my T post. You are too sweet.

  14. great journal spread Susi-and I think it all balances well together. Love your beautiful jean journal cover! And I haven't had my coffee or breakfast yet so I am hungry-your s looks yummy.Thanks so much for your thoughtful visit today. Happy T day and a very merry Chistmas too!

  15. Fantastic pages and your cover is amazing! Very creative. Have a wonderful holiday season and happy 2017! Shirleyxx

  16. It is always good to start one's day with scrambled eggs - but what to do with the shells I ask! How creative you are and I love your blue jean cover.
    Merry Christmas Susi!
    sandy xx

  17. Your jean journal cover is fabulous! I love the colorful background and all the texture on your journal page. Art doesn't always have to mean something, right? Sometimes it should just be fun and to experiment like when we were children. To create with joy and abandon - ahhh ...

    Happy T Day, Susi. Hugs, Eileen

  18. I'll be glad to kick back and join you in a relaxing cuppa and a banana treat. Yummm :) Busy-ness needs to have limits. Happy T Tuesday!

  19. Oooh more eye candy Susi and yes I feel more relaxed now too :)
    Donna xx

  20. love your art journal cover and pages..wishing you a peaceful Christmas susi

  21. Honestly Susi, you are an artistic genius and so inspiring.
    Yes, at this time of year there is such a lot to be done, somehow.
    I love this "you've just done it" artwork, it's terrific, bird and eggshells, I'm glad you enjoyed making it. And your denim journal cover is so free and happy art.

  22. Wowww, Seite und Cover sind ja wieder suuuper! Wie immer sehr gelungen.
    LG Carola

  23. so ein schöner post wieder... klasse genäht hast du diesmal!
    liebe Susi, ich wünsche dir eine friedvolle Weihnachtszeit mit deinen lieben. beste grüße, johanna

  24. Ha deine Entspannungswerke sehen super aus, die Eierschalenoptik gefällt mir immer wieder. Schön daß du dich dazu aufgerafft hast, Entspannung muß sein, sonst ist man zum Fest nur noch müde und will ins Bett: ;)
    Hab schöne Festtage und bleib gesund und munter.
    Sabine xox

  25. A journal cover out of old jeans! Great! I love the heart.
    No, I'm not stressed for Christmas. It's just the two of us and I love cooking anyways.
    Wow, you have snow. Here there is a lot of snow on the mountains, but none in the streets. We have just had two weeks of constant rain, which has caused much flooding in coastal areas in southern Spain.
    By the way... I like your breakfast.
    Happy t-day and happy Christmas,

  26. I like the journal spread and I LOVE the journal cover!!! Happy T Day and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  27. I am here for T day but hope to come back for a proper look around at what you have been doing on Thursday! I love seeing your post today! Your page is fabulous and I love the journal cover! Need to get on with my journal covering! Hugs, Chrisx

  28. Love everything you crafted Susi! I have saved so much jean material over the years and i have no idea what to do with it.. Mostly the pockets from our worn out jeans... something will hit me one day what to do with it or i'll find something on Happy happy Tday my dear and Merry Christmas! Hugss! deb

  29. yes, I've been scurrying about trying to get ready for family visitors. Maybe they can overlook a cobweb or two?! Love your artwork...fabulous denim journal cover! happy T day and merry holidays to you!

  30. toll das Jeans als Einbinder für das Buch und die Spielerei ist was spassiges so solls sein.
    Mein Frühstück das ich gerne esse so .. auch jetzt!
    Wie schön du hast schnee und ich habe bis jetzt noch keine einzige Flocke gesehen!
    Schöne stressfreie Tage!
    Lieben Gruss Elke
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  31. Yummy looking breakfast!
    Love your jean covered journal, your stitched heart is just beautiful Susi!
    sending lots of love and huge hugs!
    Merry Christmas dear friend! xoxo

  32. Dein Bananen-Kiwi-Frühstück sieht genauso lecker aus wie deine Vanillekipferl! Der Doppelseite sieht man an, dass sie mit Spaß und Freude entstanden ist - und das Jeans(tolle Idee)-Cover ist einmalig schön!
    Stressfreie Tage bis Weihnachten und darüber hinaus wünsche ich dir!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

  33. I think the hibernation escape to a warm place with some sun sounds perfect! :) Someday we should really do that! Thanks for visiting Susi. Your comment on my page made my morning. Hugs-Erika

  34. lovely that you are finding time to do your lovely art during this busy week. I do understand. Lovely solstice to you!

  35. Ohh was für eine schöne seite mit den eierschalen,sieht super aus,auch den genähtes cover ist superschön.
    ich hab mich aufgerafft und auch noch eine seite gemacht,mit stempeln die mir die liebe lonetta geschenkt hat.
    wünsch dir ein friedvolles geruhsames weihnachten.

    Lieben grruß jenny

  36. Oh, wenn ich hier sehe, was du alles noch so kurz vor Weihnachten kreierst, bist du weitaus besser organisiert als ich, grins, dazu habe ich gar keine Zeit mehr.
    Am besten gefällt mir das gestickte Herz als Journaleinband, denn das Innenleben ist mit so viel Herz von dir gestaltet!
    Beste Wünsche für ein wundervolles Weihnachten, liebe Susi!

  37. Merry Christmas my friend!Thanks for being part of my life this year.
    _______°Amizade° Sabedoria ° Perdão°
    ______°Igualdade° Liberdade° Boasorte°
    ____°Equilíbrio- °Dignidade-Benevolência°


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