Thursday, 24 April 2014

LEARNING MY LETTERS

Recently my sister in law had a significant birthday. 
We don't normally do presents, but a significant birthday is after all a significant birthday.
After some head scratching and much pondering the idea of embroidering the initials of her family came to me. 
Which then lead to the pondering upon letters and words.


Which lead me to a lovely old pocket dictionary which had once belonged to my Granddad, that my Dad gave to me when I was about 8.


Its old and falling apart and has been used on similar projects in the past, so I felt no angst at tearing out some of the pages.
It was a lot of fun to do and every one was happy with the results.


Jamie

Lisa

Levi

Abram

I suspect I may feel the need to make more of these.
Though I must apologise for the dinginess of the photos. I took them on the only non sunny day of the Easter holidays.
Love Nora xxxx

13 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea! Love it!

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  2. That is so moving and unique, how lovely.

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  3. That is really effective. Do you back the pages with some kind of interfacing before you embroider them?

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  4. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. Well done

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  5. I love this - calm and simple and beautiful. How I'd love to receive something like this at a significant birthday moment ...

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  6. Oh it's beautiful! What a great idea and the execution perfect. You brilliant thing you!

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  7. I'd call that a very stylish gift. xx

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  8. Oh my! These are simply stunning x

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  9. Wow they are great
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  10. This is an amazing idea! I love it :)

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  11. What a beautiful gift. I love that the book has special meaning, too.

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