One of my very best friends is about to have her first baby and I wanted to make her & her hubby something special. And we're both from Pittsburgh but she's living in China at the moment (long story) so I wanted to give her something that would remind her of home... what to do?
And then I saw this fabulous felt name book by annam42: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122223.0
Thus "The 'Burgh Baby Book" was born! The letters spell out 'Pittsburgh' and each one stands for something unique & special about our hometown. It's hard to see the details in these pictures but everything is felt cutouts and hand embroidery. The street sign on the last page says "Winterburn," which is the name of my friend's street (well, when she's not in China).
Thanks for looking (and thanks for the inspiration, annam42)!