Friday, December 30, 2011

goddess bookcloth


Goddess bookcloths are my Solstice gifts this year. The triangular shape symbolizes the three lunar phases --growing, fullness, letting go. Giving moon phase cards has become a tradition, maybe bookcloths will become one, too. Some have found their way out into the world already, but a few more are being made and mailed every day.

The bookcloth was inspired by a beautiful soft sculpture Venus doll I saw in a magazine. My take is sewn from homemade cloth -- remnant strips sewn onto a remnant backing -- and homemade fringe. I played with interfacing as a stiffener but decided a bookcloth should be nice and thin with just a little bit of fringe to mark the spot.

I'm hoping to set up a page on the sidebar with a few goddess shapes to use for various projects, in case anyone is interested.

Happy weekending and, of course, happy new year! xo

17 comments:

Nancy said...

What a lovely gift. I see the goddess shape now, but my first thought was an arrowhead!
Happy New Year to you!

Marie said...

I love this! What a fabulous idea...maybe I can do that for some friends too : )
Love the moon phase cards too!
Our local health store sells some really nice posters.
Happy New YOU! <3

Marie said...

p.s. many years ago I knew this wise oriental man who always said at the New Year "Happy New You" because he considered it the beginning of a new person/year.
Also when it was someones birthday he would say, "Happy Revolution" (revolutions around the sun)
<3 Fun!

Els said...

Happy new year to you, Peggy !

Jeannie said...

I love Marie's quote - Happy New You! Your goddess books lying on the moon charts speak so loudly of embracing a new you. Thank you always making me think, to think of things that benefit more than just me. Thank you for being positive in a world that seems to focus on the negative. You are a gift and I am grateful. Wishing you joy, laughter, fun, and of course, happy stitching in the new year. Peace

Notjustnat said...

Happy New Year Peggy. May 2012 bring you lot of love and happiness - Hugs Nat

Trish said...

How beautiful...the moon phase cards and the lovely goddess bookcloths. What a great idea.
Much love to you, wishing you a very happy new year.xxx

deanna7trees said...

a beautiful gift. love seeing those moon phase cards.

Jacky said...

Beautiful gifts...your Goddess bookcloths and moon cards.
Thank you for sharing about the triangular shape too. I have noticed that a lot of the Goddesses are that shape, but never knew why. Thanks for always sharing these things with us.
Happy New Year...sending health, happiness, love and prosperity for 2012.

Jacky xox

Loved you party lights that you leave up all year round...how happy they would make a dreary grey morning.

woman with wings said...

Nancy, an arrowhead would work, too! I'm sure there's all kinds of symbolishm there that I'd also like. ;) And a happy new year to you, too, Nancy!

woman with wings said...

Marie, yes, you could, there's still time before Valentine's Day! ;) I lovelovelove the happy new you and I've already been using it. That's so great. And so is the happy revolution. Could also be happy evolution! Happy new year to you, Marie!

woman with wings said...

Els, I wish you a happy new year, too, and have to say your angels are absolutely spectacular!

woman with wings said...

Jeannie, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the nice things you said. You always encourage and support and I thank you for that, too. I wish you a happy new year and a happy new you! (I love it, too!)

woman with wings said...

Nat, and the very same is wished for you by me! I always look forward to visiting you to see what you're up to!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Trish! I finished them today, January 1, and have no clear idea what to work on next! But that's the fun of it. Happy new year to you, too, Trish!

woman with wings said...

Deanna, thank you. The moon cards are so great. The quality has remained superb all the years I've been getting them. And it's a woman-owned business that I like to support. Happy new year, Deanna!

woman with wings said...

Jacky, thank you! I'm all finished making bookcloths as of today so the last ones will go out in the mail. There are other attributes for the triangular goddess shape as well -- maiden, mother, crone, for one -- but since I was moon-focused at the time, that's what I was thinking/projecting as I was sewing... And a happy new year to you, Jacky!