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Topic: Siddur (prayer book) cover for my son  (Read 1039 times)
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« on: February 01, 2009 05:35:37 PM »

One of my boys will be getting his first siddur at school soon, so I made him a cover for it.  It's a Tree of Life appliqued onto blue velvet.  The dove is made from material left over from my wedding dress.  I still need to embroider an olive branch for the dove to hold, embroider my son's name (in Hebrew) below the branches, and sew the pockets for the book to slip into.  

Here's how it looks open and laying flat:

Here's how it will look on the book (Hebrew is read from right to left, so books open "backwards"):

This was my first attempt at applique, but I'm very pleased with how it came out.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009 08:10:54 AM »

I love this.  It came out beautiful.  It's hard to believe this was your first attempt at appliqueing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009 02:53:30 PM »

How big is it? It's so beautiful, I hope your son knows how much work it took.

« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009 09:26:47 AM »

That is gorgeous! I'm going to be trying applique for the first time soon (depending on if my 4 month old will let me or not!  Shocked ) and I hope mine turns out as nice as yours.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009 01:35:12 PM »

Nicely done. I'm sure he will appreciate it for many years to come. Even more as he grows older and understands the love that went into it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009 05:54:54 PM »

What a beautiful project!! I just love when people re-use their wedding dresses to make keepsake items for their children. I have a Christmas ornament made out of my grandmother's wedding dress- and I think of her every time I see it. I'm sure your son will feel the same way about the dove.

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