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Friday, February 25, 2011

My very first project for the Smitten Class

Hi everyone, well it's been a while between posts again, but I'm back with a little something to show for my time away, hope you all like it.

You see I've joined the Smitten class over at Nancy's blog  The class includes some beautiful projects and is packed full of wonderful information and ideas. Nancy is certainly one very talented artist.

So after a long time getting started I finally completed my first project.As usual with these things I'm way behind, but I WILL get there in the end.

I made this tag for my daughter who has been living over in London for about 3 years now (miss her sooo much). So I wanted a mother daughter theme. I was also inspired by the E.E. Cummings love poem (being one of my favourites as well) used by Carol Anne on her  beautiful tag. I remember this poem was featured in the movie "In her Shoes" and was used to convey the love between sisters.
So I've popped the tag in the mail and it's now on it's way to London, hope she doesn't see this post before it arrives.

I've used an image from Faded Tattered Roses on Etsy added some vintage sheet music, metal corners, seam binding ribbon and old key and the words "I carry your heart in my heart".

Here is a copy of the poem below

I Carry Your Heart With Me

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
                                  i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

E.E. Cummings
Have a lovely evening, until next time I wish you much love xxx Robyn


  1. Hi Robyn,
    WOW, your tag is absolutely gorgeous, your daughter will treasure it always!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your very heartwarming comments, it means so much to me!
    I just Love your blog Robyn, you are so very talented with everything you create! Your fabric collages are stunning and look so beautiful on the canvas bags! I also adore your sweet little bears and the lovely paintings you do!!
    Hope you will visit my blog again some time and I will be back to visit you! :)
    Have a Lovely Day and Weekend~
    Carol Anne

  2. Welcome back! How cute is your tag ~ so lovely! e.e. cummings ~ always beautiful words! Such a heart warming post.
    xo Catherine

  3. Hello Robyn!
    I saw your Beautiful tag on Sugar Lump Society!
    I Love this sweet image you used! And this Poem is a Personal Favorite of Mine! Your Daughter will Treasure it always I am Sure!
    I have Really Enjoyed Nancy's Class! I have Learned so Much!
    Thank you for your Visit and Sweet Comment!
    Happy Tuesday!

  4. Hi Mum,
    I loved the tag and love the poem, it is one of my favourites and glad you can share it with me. Looking forward to seeing you soon, miss and love you lots.
    Love Katie xxx

  5. Hi Robyn,

    So lovely to see you back again and many thanks for visiting me.
    Love your sweet tag and know how you must miss you daughter living in London. Our daughter was away for 6 months and I missed her so badly.
    I really enjoyed the services of skype.

    Hope that you had great weekend and wish you a lovely week.


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