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« on: December 14, 2017 11:03:21 AM »

Soooooo, ever since The ManFlesh first decided to take novel writing seriously and to try to get published he refused to call the activity "writing." We call it "typing." While looking at vintage bits and bobs on a website I spotted this Expert Typist award pin and KNEW I was going to have to make something out of it.



So, I added the ribbon and wee bead to make it look like a military medal!



I found the wee frame in my stash, refinished it. I found the blue cordoroy in my fabric stash and stretched it over some polyethylene I had around to pin it to. Then used a couple pieces of some black matting from stash to finish the back and added this label to help explain and hopefully to look a little like something sent out from Typing HQ to an Expert Typist in the field. I still have to add hanging hardware; I thought I had some, but turns out I don't have something suitable for this tiny frame. D'oh!



The numbers are the ISBN numbers for his first two novels published this year!
Dr Potter's Medicine Show and The Trials of Solomon Parker
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017 11:07:52 AM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017 11:12:10 AM »

Oh, this is hysterical. I know he is going to love it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017 11:43:37 AM »

That's fab. Congrats to your hubby on his major award!!  Cheesy
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lovely!  my mom mounted dad's medals on green corduroy, looks very similar!
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017 12:04:39 PM »

Thanks all! I'm pretty tickled with how it all turned out.  Grin

I realized after I was well underway that he probably won't actually be able to see those teeny tiny letters on the pin! I'll try to remember to have my magnifying glass handy when he unwraps it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017 04:08:02 PM »

What a fun idea!
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017 04:30:23 PM »

What a fun idea!

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017 08:02:56 PM »

He deserves an award for his outstanding accomplishments. An Expert Typist of two books is an amazing thing!
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017 10:14:22 AM »

What a wonderful gift.
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