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« on: May 26, 2008 04:47:10 PM »

I have been holding on to this project idea since I saw it.  I knew that whenever I had a baby I would make one, and now at 7.5 months pregnant I have one of my own!

This project is based on this one by Plumpkin:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71926.0
I love this idea, and I absolutely adore the way it turned out!  We are naming our daughter Hazel, so here's the book for her!  Each page has a letter from her name featuring an animal whose name starts with that letter.  In Plumpkin's creation, the name used had a lot more letters than Hazel, so I decided to feature a shape on the back of each page to make the book longer.

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And here's a close-up of the zebra head, which I am particularly proud of, since all the stripes are hand-stitched with embroidery floss:




Thanks for looking!   Kiss



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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008 05:03:21 PM »

this is amazing! i love all the bright colors, the zebra and the flowers on the first page are my favorites. my jaw dropped when i saw that the zebra was hand stitched! this must have taken you ages to finish but it looks well worth it  Smiley nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008 05:11:27 PM »

May I just say congratulations on the upcoming birth of your darling Hazel.

I have a 10 year old named Hazel after her great grandmother. I am happy that the older noble names are once again coming around! May she live up to her name!

BTW- awesome job as well. I wish I could do books. I just write the stories for the girls.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008 05:24:47 PM »

That's awesome! I love the idea in general and the fact my name is Hazel too doesn't hurt :p

summerluvin_ca - I think Hazel's a pretty timeless name actually. I know I've known all different ages of girls and women with the name. It just keeps goin' on
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008 06:11:25 PM »

You did a fabulous job!
That zebra rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008 06:58:14 PM »

I also loved the felt book by Plumpkin and I think you did a great job!  I am sure your little one will love the book!  The zebra looks great! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008 06:17:16 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments!!  I am really proud of this project and I think she will love it.  I love the name Hazel too...we both like how it's old-fashioned and yet timeless also, girly but still adult.  I'm 29 weeks, so only 11 more at most to go!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008 12:37:20 PM »

First of all congrats on the bundle of joy!  You did a great job on this and I'm sure you baby will cherish it forever!  I LOVE the made by Mama on the back...so, so, sweet!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008 01:25:58 PM »

What a sweet book, but I just have to ask something... I thought those yellow and black beelike creatures were called bumblebees in english, so where is the H coming from? I'm swedish myself and in swedish they are called humlor.. so to me the H makes sense... just can't get it to match up with the english language.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008 01:51:45 PM »

You're right, they're called bumblebees...and sometimes honey bees!    Kiss
Thanks for the compliments ladies!!
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