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jankensan
« on: December 22, 2007 03:29:06 AM »

Here is my latest completed project. The whole thing has taken me over a month, a lot longer than I originally planned. It started as a kids advent calender, a large board book, housing 24 smaller board books.



I sanded the whole thing down, and all the mini books. Then I re-covered it in scrabook papers and added spaces for the recipient (my mum) to write in the books.

Here is the finished product...






The themes include My favourite Movies, Desert Island Discs, Quotes I love, Pet Hates.....

Hope you enjoyed looking at this!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007 03:41:53 AM »

That is so neat! What a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007 03:44:57 AM »

Very pretty colour choices!
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007 05:35:03 AM »

This is great!  I bet your mom will think so too  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007 01:50:58 PM »

What a clever and creative idea! It will be such a treasure when your mom fills it all out.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007 09:35:20 PM »

Wow.  That's so beautiful and cool and awesome and...wow.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007 11:12:41 AM »

Totally cool, I love it!  I have herds of little board books I've bought at thrifts to alter but so far haven't taken the plunge on any yet.  So I admire you for doing it!  I absolutely love what you did and it makes a great present.  I hope your mom loves it (AND writes in it!)

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007 01:48:52 PM »

Beautiful book and what a great present!  I really need to keep my eyes open for board books more often.  This will be incentive.
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007 08:06:38 AM »

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I gave the gift yesterday and my Mum was thrilled, so I'm happy. I asked her today if she had filled it on though and she says she wants to draft each book so she doesn't mess it up! So it could be a while before it's really totally completed...Smiley
I find lots of board books from travelling sales men that come to the office at work, they have great little sets like this so they're worth looking out for.
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