Thursday, 17 March 2011

A Present for Natasha

 A lady I know, called Natasha, had a baby girl recently.  I will be seeing her on Tuesday and have made her a gift:

A small photograph album, size 8"x6".

I bought some 100% cotton fabric yesterday and backed it with tissue - remember my post about making bookcloth?

I have used it for the front and back covers.

It has a silk edging on each cover, with a Japanese stab-stitch binding, in ivory linen.

There are 16 pages of Snow White Canford card (300gsm).

I used my embossing machine to make a little decorative plate for the cover, enhancing it with pink Conte pastel and mounting it on a piece of silk, to match the cover-edging.

It's all wrapped up and pretty, ready to give her on Tuesday...

I'm really pleased with this little book - I think she'll love it!


  1. She will indeed love it, it's beautiful!

  2. I cant imagine anyone not loving it. . . it's divine.

  3. Lizzie, that is stunning, she will love & treasure that for years to come:)
    Thanks for joing us over at Sarah Hurley this week too :D

  4. It is beautiful Lizzie, you have done a wonderful job and I am sure she will absolutely love it! :-)

  5. You are so creative Lizzie-this is beautiful! In reply to your comment over at BFB, I don't have a Blog yet, but am hoping that I will have, after Shimelle's course!

  6. It's beautiful - what a gorgeous gift.

  7. Thanks everyone - it's nice to be encouraged by my friends, even if I'm pleased with something. When you work on your own, it's nice to get feedback (mind you, I wonder if I would show you my "disasters" or "oops-ies"!

    Alison290 - I'm sure you'll have a blog by the time you've finished Shimelle's course; it made such a difference to me. I don't think it's an exaggeration, if I say BFS changed my life! Good luck and have fun - I'll look out for your Shiny New Blog!

  8. She is a very lucky lady (and baby)

  9. Totally gorgeous Lizzie, I am sure she will be over the moon! x

  10. I should think so - it's really lovely, Lizzie! xx

  11. Oh my - that is so beautiful and will be something that the family will treasure for every.
    So utterly beautiful and very elegant

  12. What an absolutely beautiful keepsake. It will be treasured
    Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley this week
    Lisa x

  13. What a beautiful book for her to treasure.

    I'm hoping BFS will change my life too!

    Fiona xx

  14. Beautiful Album!

    Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week!

    Sarah x


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