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« on: October 10, 2011 11:35:53 PM »

Our son and his family recently moved from New Zealand (where we live) to Australia, and of course we really miss them.  Our grandson will be a year old in a few weeks so I made him this cloth book of our little "farm", where we live, so he can learn to recognize the different animals and critters we have here, and also Grandpa and Grandma!   We hope to visit them in January.  The book is made from fleece with fabric and felt scraps, roughly appliqued, and held together by 3 journal/filing rings (those rings with hinges - not sure what they're called).  They make the book easier for little hands to turn the pages.  

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011 01:35:29 AM »

Such a lovely idea, and I like that you put photos of the two of you in too  Smiley I'm sure your grandson will love it!

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011 02:31:30 AM »

What a fabulous idea. I love this book.


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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011 03:42:38 AM »

This is really cute and very thoughtful!  Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011 03:45:39 AM »

Absolutely adorable. I also love the photographs that you've added, I'm sure your grandson will love it.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011 04:13:36 AM »

Such a sweet and wonderful idea. Now he can see your faces and remember what you look like. The little animals are so well done. Great gift!

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011 08:33:52 AM »

Just plain AWESOME!  I love this book- I think it is perfect for a toddler - lots of creativity, Grandma!!!  Really, really good job on this.   Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011 09:13:02 AM »

This is incredibly adorable. I LOVE that you added pages with Grandma and Grandpa on them!!!!! Super special! I would have loved something like this as a kid.

Background: I have a soft spot for this sort of thing as I know all too well  how it feels to move away from family. My family moved from the UK to America when I was 12 and it still brings tears to my heart and eyes when I think about it. I actually have kept all the letters that were sent by my Nan and Granddad and they serve as a beautiful keepsake.

Your gift is beautifully sentimental <3

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