The first day of Spring is finally here! Yesterday we enjoyed the first sunny day in a very long time and today looks very promising, too. I am really happy because I grew tired from all the rainy clouds and wretched wind and now I can only hope this weather will last!
As some of you might already know, we have a tradition here in Romania which celebrates the beginning of Spring called “Mărțișor” (Romanian pronunciation: [mərtsiʃor]). People offer each other small talismans tied with a red and white string which usually women will wear pinned on their clothes. You can read more about it here.
This year I had to make quite a few Mărțișoare and after days of procrastinating due to a total lack of inspiration (which eventually led to a lot of panic… sigh!) all the struggles payed off and I came up with 4 designs. Unlike last year, when I made stand-alone red and white flowers, this time I went for more color and glued them on a piece of cardboard measuring 5.5cm * 10cm. So… I wouldn’t say they are actually wearable, but nonetheless, I am very happy with the end result!
Here is a group photo 😀
And one by one pictures. Not really the best photos, I took them on a cloudy day, but I hope they’re ok!
1. Four Leaf Clovers with Ladybug – a standard design for martisoare, a symbol for good luck:
2. Ladybugs in the Grass – this one really makes me think of spring time:
3. Rabbit in a Cup – inspired by three-dimensional one, ever-so-popular in any google search (I never knew who came up with the original design):
4. 1st March with Ladybug – just because I wanted to use quillography:
I hope you like them! I would love to know which one is your favorite!
As for me, I must get back to work because I still have a lot of orders to finish by this evening. I know it sounds silly, but I find it very hard to part with them! 🙂
Thank you for your visit!