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« on: July 26, 2010 06:43:22 AM »


I subscribed to a swap. I had to make something handmade, related to school. Because well...; it's a school teachers' craft swap... Yes, I have to confess I am one of them Smiley Lately, i was thrown through those times when I was victim of an abusive husband. As I went on with the divorce process, last week, he started harassing me, sending me threatening e mails and insulting me on msn and such. Not happy happy time. Don't worry about me and my kid, we live on the other side of Earth, he can't do anything bad to us anymore.

Anyway, I felt hurt and started to feel this ball in my guts again, while I thought it was long gone then... I had to react. And I did. I decided that from this wrong time will raise some good. And I started to write a little thing that made me happy each day. Oh they are very tiny happiness, but to me they mean that whatever happens, there is some beauty and happiness around those who care to see them.

And it helped me a lot. Then I thought about the swap. And I decided to make a cover for my tiny happy things journal and to make another one for the one I had to send something to. Hoping that she will find some confort and peace writing on the pages. I went on the web, found some good ideas, let them stay and started to make it. It's a mix between quilting and embroidery. But most of all, it's happy and cudly Smiley



They are slightly different. I didn't use the same stitches to embroider the cover, one has a pen holder while the other hasn't. I embroidered the words 'Les petits bonheurs' which can be translated by 'Tiny happy things'. oh, because yes, I have to confess something else, I'm french....

As a matter of fact, I started a new one, along with my 5yo daughter. Each evening, just before she goes to bed, we find a little happy thing and I write a sentence about it. Then she draws it. The one you can see was 2 days ago: today, we made a heart softy together. (She drew it, I made it and and she loves it!!)



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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010 07:17:40 AM »

Your craft is beautiful and thank you so much for sharing your story with us! It was so touching and such a humble way to begin my day - your strength is inspiring!
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010 09:52:58 AM »

WOW.  You're post is inspiring and humbling.  Thank you for your positive outlook on life and for teaching your daughter that as well.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010 04:41:08 PM »

The books look great and I love your idea about looking for the little things every day that make us happy.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010 09:56:31 AM »

It is a happy little thing...I started smiling just checking out how it was made!  Good Luck and may you have peace and tranquility in your life this and every day.  I will, and I'm sure many others, will say a prayer for your and your daughter and your happiness.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010 07:58:15 AM »

Very beautiful craft and inspiring post.
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