Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 05, 2018

February 2018

I thought it would be fun to start doing a monthly log. Say something about what happened, the things I achieved, the little victories, the small steps, the joys and the tears.

So here is February, full of color and patchworks.

So February was :
  • A happy colorful patchwork blanket
  • Another colorful patchwork for a big blanket I had, plus matching pillowcases
  • Finishing "Wastelands" of Stephen King
  • Creating a special Postcrossing postcard for an official French meeting
  • Sport: 15 days out of 28
  • Reading: 7 days out of 28
  • Almost 120K steps (or more, I had days when my pedometer was forgotten at home) 

I would love to say that I am looking forward to Mars, but today is the 5th of April ... so that boat has sailed. But I will do another log like this one for Mars also (and I hope to publish is before summer ends :P )

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

Washi Tape Notebook

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

When Rêv'en Pages travels all around the world (a story about hand made envelopes)

I love hand-made envelopes. I love to make them, and to receive them. I have many drawers full with different items made of paper (bags, calendars, tea boxes) that I collect in order to transfer them into colourful envelopes. One of my favourite objects when it comes to envelope making are the bags from a local children books store. They feature Alice in Wonderland illustrations and are made entirely out of recycled paper, and printed using water based inks. Beautiful and eco friendly ;)

So here is my latest creation :

This one went all the way to Russia, to my penpal Tatiana.

And here are some of the pictures I took during the making process :

  I use double face tape to stick the parts together.

The tricky part is assembling everything and in the same time keeping the illustrations visible.

And my desk while working on this :

It's messy, I know. Can you spot the chocolate in the right ? Never work without sweet motivation :)

I hope you enjoyed this.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March 03, 2018

Letters from 2018 - Vol 1

I started 2018 with an envelope for my friend Tatiana. I love to craft envelopes, so I made her this one, using an Alice in Wonderland paper bag from a local bookstore.

Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

Hand made (happy) notebooks

Attention : Notebook addict ! I have tons and tons of these objects. Always colourful, always happy. And sometimes (often) with cats on their covers. Or birds. Or unicorn. And some other tiny cute fluffy beasts. That being said, I wanted something different. Something unique, that I couldn't find in a store. Something that would help and challenge me. So I decided to take a step forward, and create this one of a kind happy sparkling notebook. I used all sort of different papers: watercolour paper, glossy paper, colour paper, and even a page from an old music schoolbook. All sewn together nicely. I cannot wait to fill them with lots of happy doodles !    

After cutting the pages at the desired length, I had all these leftover pieces of paper. So I decided to craft a second notebook, the baby brother happy notebook.

February 23, 2018

Letters from 2017 - Vol 3

February 23, 2018

Letters from 2017 - Vol 2

February 23, 2018

Letters from 2017 - Vol 1

In 2017, I started pen-palling with Ana from Romania and Tatiana from Russia. Here are some of the letters I sent to them.

Unfortunately this first one got lost on its way from France to Romania :(

The second one reached its destination, just in time for Easter ;)

And finally, a third one arrived in Romania in late September, carrying some leftover sunshine :)