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« on: April 01, 2007 07:59:32 AM »

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)!



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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007 08:08:29 AM »

That's terrific!  I especially like how you worked in "U."  There really are a million staircases.
And the concept of a Pittsburgh book just makes me happy.

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007 08:19:44 AM »

This is fantastic! I think it rocks (and I'm hitting the button!) and I'm not even from Pittsburgh! Hmmm...who can I make something like this for? Maybe I'll just make one for myself  Cheesy

Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007 09:03:32 AM »

That is awesome!  What a thoughtful gift, I am sure she will love it.

I expecially love the "umpteen stairs" page!


« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007 10:02:33 AM »

What a great idea .... It looks awesome!

« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007 03:36:03 PM »

Absolutely fantastic idea!!! i'm also from pittsburgh and i don't think you coulda made a more 'homey' feeling book. i bet your friend will just love it!!

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007 07:05:14 PM »

I laughed, I recognize it all as Pittsburghian! Nice job!!

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2007 06:30:21 AM »

This is great!!! 'Burgh Baby Book im also from Pitt. area
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2007 12:56:38 PM »

As a Johnstown person who lived for a while in Pittsburgh, I think you really captured it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007 04:39:47 PM »

THis is the cutest book ever!!!!!!  As a fellow Pittsburgh gal i love it...I think im going ot make my daughter somthin like this with different places that mean somthing to me and her father....

YAY!!!!!!!!! Grin Grin Grin
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