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« on: February 08, 2013 05:48:14 PM »

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).

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013 06:19:52 PM »

Fantastic! It's great that you were able to do this with stuff you had. I hope they do inspire you.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013 12:50:32 AM »

They turned out lovely! I can imagine how wonderful you must feel every time you look at it!

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013 11:07:33 AM »

These are really fantastic! What a lovely way to destash!

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013 09:16:39 AM »

What a great take on this old tradition!  Each one is a work of art on it's own, you're very talented.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013 06:41:42 PM »

Great job on all of these, Melissaurus! I love your collection!

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013 03:10:24 PM »

I am doing prayer flags as birthday cards this year. Each of my friends gets a prayer flag or two. This has inspired me to try some new things.

They are beautiful and so varied. What a great way to de-stash and enhance your karma at the same time!

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2014 01:40:08 PM »

I love these! I'm inspired to make my own. Def hitting This Rocks!

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