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« on: January 28, 2014 10:52:32 AM »

Gallery for all of the Literary Loveliness! Smiley



Original post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430591.0#axzz2rij8qm6Z

We already have on package received, so here is the Gallery!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014 11:36:16 AM »

The suspense is killing me! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014 03:06:44 PM »

I received my wonderful package from MamaTrader last night.  Get ready for some ooohing and awwwing!

She chose one of my favorite children's books, The Wind in the Willows.  I loved it as a child for Toad's adventures and the idea of running away to live by the river.  And I still love it as an adult for its beautiful language and wonderful characters.

MamaTrader recreated Rat's little home on the riverbank for me.

 

She even put a little light inside that flickers and gives the illusion of firelight!


The adorable house, dock and rowboat all sit on a page from the book.


I think the best word to describe it is enchanting!  I love all the little details from the moss roof to the tiny door that opens onto the wooden dock.  It will have an honored place on my children's lit bookshelf!
Thank you so much, MamaTrader!!

edit:  I was so caught up in my OTT that I forgot about the book she sent!  It's Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.  It was on her favorites list and she believes I'll enjoy it because I love books that transport me to another world.  This one takes place in 12th century England and tells a story of "intrigue and power, revenge and betrayal."  I'm excited to read it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014 04:05:51 PM »

I enjoyed pillars of the earth - really easy pageturner reading and dynamic characters. And what a cute little rat house :-)
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014 04:06:03 PM »

I love that tiny house!  
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014 04:32:52 PM »

such a sweet little rock house! love it.  And love Wind in the Willows.  Great choices for our first up in the gallery.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014 04:44:27 PM »

That is wonderful! I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014 05:17:32 PM »

My favorite part of The Wind in the Willows is little Pudley (?I can't remember his name! ) the baby otter sleeping at the feet of Pan. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014 06:15:15 PM »

Oh my gosh! I've never read Wind in the Willows, but I am definitely inspired to now!  I'm adding it to my goodreads to read list.  The tiny little cottage house is brilliant!  Oh, and I love your old copy of the book calixita!  What a treasure!
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2014 06:59:51 PM »

Thanks everyone Grin  Calixita was so much fun to craft for.  She really inspired me with her list of favorite books and other literary conversations we had.  Honestly, though, I was quite intimated, as she works for a college library.  (that's right... my first big swap, a literary themed one and the swap gods pair me with a LIBRARIAN   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy).  But after stalking Calixita and finding out she loved miniatures, this idea was born.  I was excited to learn she had not read one of my absolute favorite books, so I made it a mission to find Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett for her.  It is not an easy undertaking (900+ pages!) but I just know she will love it.  I'm so very glad you are pleased, Calixita!!!

If anyone is interested in more about the tiny house, I posted about it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431248.0

So excited to see this gallery fill up in the next couple of weeks!
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