Sunday, 24 June 2012

Poetry and Books

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W. B. Yeats

I love this poem, especially the last line.  Sometimes I feel that I have had a herd of elephants stampeding all over my dreams, but it still doesn’t stop me from dreaming!

It has been a while since I last posted, so I am breaking myself in gently by keeping this fairly short.  In recent weeks I have had a really enjoyable time making handmade notebooks and journals.  Learning a new craft is always exciting and because these items are small I hopefully will find some storage space for them!  I sort of got carried away because so many ideas of what I could do came at me like a flood!

This is the first notebook that I have listed in my shop.  It is made from some embroidered silk fabric that I found in my stash.  I hadn’t used the fabric, and immediately I thought it would be perfect for a notebook cover.

I have no idea if my new range of notebooks or journals will sell and the irony of making them is not lost on me.  Why am I making these?  Most people who are in the internet are sharing their lives on line – including myself!  But, I am sure there are a few die hards who still like to write in notebooks and journals scribbling their thoughts, ideas, poetry, shopping lists, sketches,  photos – I was a great one for writing “Things to do” endlessly in notebooks and always carried one around with me!
We shall see.  I shall be listing more in the coming days so keep checking my Folksy shop, as I have some beauties lined up!

Well the good news is that this notebook has sold on the first day that I listed it, so that is why there is no photo link!!!



  1. See you just have to be patient Edwina.

    My sales on Etsy are very, very low this month but I've had a much better month on Folksy.

    Swings and roundabouts and I'm sure your notebooks will sell well coming up to Christmas.

    They make such beautiful presents.

    Shirley x

  2. Gorgeous notebook Edwina, I'm not surprised it sold so quickly! I love notebooks and would be lost without one by my side!

    Debbie x

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  4. What a beautiful notebook! No surprise that it was sold so quickly! I love notebooks myself and have plenty of them, not that lovely of course...