So one of the things I've wanted to do for a long, long time is create my own personalized set of prayer flags. For some reason, I've never been able to manage to do it until now. After crafting two flags for the prayer flag swap, I was inspired to finally create the collection I've been wanting. And boy - did they ever turn out nice!
Here's what the flags started as. I would call this one of the most ultimate de-stash projects I've ever done! That whole mess was almost completely used up, save for some little odds and ends. Miscellaneous scrapbooking paper and do-dads, some feathers and ephemera collected from little moments in my life, and some very special paper hand-printed my grandfather brought back from Tibet (I've been saving that paper just for these flags) - I wanted to use up as much of me in the flags as I could.
Here's the flags in my room - they're too big and my room is too small to fit them all in to one picture!
The two flags on either end of the string are the two flags I recieved for the ones I sent away in the prayer swap. They're what led to the string being created, so I wanted them to start and end it.
And here are the individual flags (there's 15 of them - one of them didn't make it through. My sewing machine tried to eat it up - and succeeded to some degree) . Each of the words is a quality I want to invite more of in to my life. The theory is that when you display them, the wind and the light mingle with the flags, and you allow more of these prayers in to the world (and in turn, the prayers come back to you - karma is beautiful sometimes).
Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for looking!