Sunday, February 22, 2009

New exciting "Stories" I've been working on...

So, I picked up some kid's books at the antique store last week with the idea that I would be making a baby gift for my soon to be nephew.  I found some great old books and below is what i have started working on.  I will be adding a couple quirky touches to them before they are ready to be displayed.  They are meant to be a cute little work of art that can sit on a shelf or hang on the wall.  I will update with finished pictures next week.  I'm excited about this new project and the fact that these old, once loved books can hopefully be cherished again.

This children's book titled The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales was published in 1971.
 I chose it because of the vibrant colors and beautiful illustrations.
I will be making a few additions to this one to give it a more personal touch.

Titled "The House Without a Home" (1970), I felt like I needed to give it a home.
I added some bright scrap fabrics to it's pages with the message
"make your house a home".  I also attached some buttons to the top of the page
so if wanted the pages can still be flipped through and the story read.

Beginning of the baby gift that will soon be hung on Cruz's wall.
The book called "B-9" (1972) was interesting but I really chose it because of the color.
The addition of some vintage blocks as well as a couple cute items will complete his "Story".

Check back for more updates, hopefully soon.

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