I love how flowering trees bloom before the leaves come back. The stark contrast between dark spindly branches and bright fragile blossoms is stunning, even inspiring.
I brought home some tan cotton fabric the other day and decided it was an excellent candidate for embellishment. Using my mocha Sharpie (have you discovered the Couleurs Cafe Sharpie pens yet?), I drew some branches.
Then I mixed up an obnoxious shade of pink using red and white textile paints. With the end of a small crochet hook I dabbed on some blossoms.
A few seams later I had a little pouch for my index cards. I love index cards. They take me right back to elementary school when I had to write my first research paper and my teacher instructed the class to write down all of our facts on index cards, then arrange them in a logical order before writing our report. Ah, the days before cut and paste.
I made a few extra index card holders and put them in the shop. Just in case you have to do some research and write a report, or write a note to a friend, or make a little sketch of the project floating through your mind, or just because you love bright pink blossoms on an otherwise bare branch.
Posted by Molly at 8:44 AM