I'm not sure how spiritual I am but it makes me think of the saying to work like everything is up to you and pray like everything is up to God. There are parts of these wishes that I can't control but I think there is a lot I can control and I'm going to work on that.
After the paper goes in I'll bead the edges and maybe add some fringe. Sorry the pictures aren't great. I kept trying but this was the best I could get.
The last picture is Mr & Mrs Freddie! I'm going to turn the edges under and then add a felt backing. I thought they came out pretty good. My mermaid is still in the project list but I haven't had a chance to work on her.