My idea behind this was a collection of items a Georgian lady might be given by her lover/sweetheart. So I created this keepsake envelope collection that can be used as a reading journal and included Persuasion by Jane Austen because of the letter near the end of the book. Any book where the characters exchange gifts or letters would work though.
How to Re-Cover Books https://youtu.be/7DKPTUB1-9Q
How to Make Paper Roses https://youtu.be/9DqqWBxh94I
I used the three smallest sizes from this template to make the rosebud flowers http://clipart-library.com/clipart/6c…
The Graphics Fairy https://thegraphicsfairy.com/
New York Public Library https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/
“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F.W… I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.”– Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Happy Friday!! What are you reading this weekend? I have four books on the go at the moment. I’m actively reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix for the Halloween season. Well, I say reading but I’m actually listening to the audiobook. The narrator is quite good! I’m not familiar … Continue reading What are You Reading this Weekend?
Elaine Howlin Studio My love of books and journaling lead me to the beautiful art of junk journaling and scrapbooking. Using the skills I learned in my job, I was able to create templates, reading logs and other crafting items.I absolutely adore creating with paper whether it’s journals, painting, or crafting. It’s the most emotionally … Continue reading Jane Austen Apothecary Journal Kit
I think Halloween/Autumn is one of the best seasons for creative projects. The sense of renewal, changing colours, and fun of Halloween create such a stimulating atmosphere. Having the evenings get darker earlier and spending more time inside definitely helps me focus on creative projects as well. I’ve been working on the Autumn section of … Continue reading Awesome Halloween Printables on Etsy
Haha these things happen 🤣 I’ve said yes to reading lots of books and then reviewing them so am now…
Thank you, it sounds brilliant. 😀
Warning it will make you hungry! But seriously, its so well written….he does have a way with words.
Oh, lovely! I love him I bet that’s a good book.