Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Big Reveal

The project I've been absorbed in for the last few days was handed over today to the friend who commissioned it: a 50th wedding anniversary memory book for her parents that I made from scratch. I knew it would be well received, but I wasn't prepared for the emotional response. And this is what makes it worthwhile for me. My friend gave me the gift of making it; I call it a gift because it gave me tremendous satisfaction.


I made the container from a piece of luscious fabric I bought in Ireland some years ago. I didn't know what I would do with it at the time, but I loved it so I bought a small piece.



I made the book entirely from scratch, slowly and carefully!



I had photos, and information which allowed me to create symbolically significant pages.

Happy 50th Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. H.

14 comments:

  1. This is TRULY gorgeous, and its significance adds to its beauty.
    Thanks for sharing your talent, Colette!I'm greatly inspired by you.
    Monicax.

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  2. Very beautiful indeed. I adore the fabric you chose from Ireland. Very special!

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  3. beautiful, but what more could we expect from you? *sigh*

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  4. Lucky them for received such a splendid gift,

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  5. Oh, Colette! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are AMAZING!!!!!

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  6. Such a beautiful and meaningful creation! What a treasure you have created for them! Thanks for showing the memory book.

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  7. how luck they must feel to hold such a wonderful piece of art in their hands.
    jill

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  8. It's beautiful...

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  9. Beautifully created. Love the Container.

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  10. Just lovely.
    I'll bet they were very pleased.
    Suz

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  11. Done as only you could do it..what a most Precious gift and keepsake..for generations to come~ You have given me an idea...what a wonderful gift! xxxx

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  12. I love gifts like this! Gifts with handcrafted, thoughtful touches! A gift that means something; making this gave you joy and the recipients, will enJOY this treasure~


    I loved your work in Sew Somerset...I see more
    every time I pick this issue up~

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  13. This is beautiful Colette and such a wonderful idea from the commissioner. I wish I had done something similar for my parents for their 50th. They have just celebrated their 68th this March past. I love the fabric bag too. I really admire the fabric hearts as well.

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  14. What a precious object you made Colette. Your friend's parents will truly treasure it.

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