Friday, February 3, 2012

Growing beautiful


The name of the matchbox challenge for day 3 is "the birthday one."
I approached this box with an image of a flower in full bloom (in what a consider a happy color). A flower to signify growth - growing more beautiful with each year that passes. Then I stitched on a few strings for banners and added the letters + a few small festive feathers.

Then a little surprise element for the inside - a bit of confetti in matching colors...

- and some lovely wise words... to be appreciated especially as you grow older!

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that counts. It's the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln


  1. Smukt smukt ... and there is such life in your years and in your produce, and where there is life there is hope ~ Happy birth-day, am so happy you were born, and that our roads crossed each other <3

  2. Dearest Joan,
    I love the colors you used here, these colors are very cheerful and full of light, it looks so bright. And I love the quote.
    Send you a big hug, my friend,
    Love to you,<3

    Laura =)

  3. Beautiful dear Joan- I love the wonderful Dahlia on the photo, and the line you created with stitching for the words to hang- the confetti that so lovely matches the outside-and the beautiful words- I love them.
    Knus fra Dorthe