Friday, 24 June 2011


This week it was Mr LizzieMade and my Wedding Anniversary.  

We buy ourselves a joint gift for our Anniversary - have done for about 4 years now.  It tends to be something lovely for our garden, that we can share together.  We've bought a garden bench, a large parasol/umbrella, a tree....  This year we have chosen a rather nice arched trellis, to go in a space created when we removed an overgrown shrub.  I don't have a photo to show you though.... Must take one "before" and "after" the arch goes up! 

However, I also received a Delivery:
My Lovely Anniversary Flowers from my Wonderful D.H.

I made DH a present:
An Anniversary Book
It has a wrap-round cover, fastened with ribbon.  The pages are held in by just a loop of linen thread, in the top corner. 
Page 1
Pages 2 & 3
Pages 4 & 5
Pages 6 & 7
Pages 8 & 9
Pages 10 & 11
Last Page - a lovely quote I like so much...

The papers I used were part of a gift set, in the Simply Homemade magazine.  They are a collection of papers and cut-out elements, designed by KaiserCraft.  I thought they were just lovely and they really suited what I wanted to make.  I used cardstock from a pack by Papermania, in chocolate brown and a gold colour.  The black written quotes were on a sheet of bible quotations, but I can't find the label to say where they are from (sorry!).

This was a "quick make" for me.  I decided I wanted to produce a mini-book, with photos of us two and DS.  I found the papers and thought they were just right, then found the cardstock... Then just went for it! I kept the design of each page as simple as possible, just adding the odd little "extra" cut-out shape or paper-ribbon trim, with the quote stickers here and there. It worked so well and DH was delighted with it (so was I!).

He suggested I should photograph his book and post it on my blog - so here you are!  The photos are not great, as I took them in the evening; but I think they look quite okay.  I'm rather proud of my little mini-book.  Amy is so right - Simple is often the Best.


  1. Congratulations to you both! What a magnificent bunch of flowers and you have made such a beautiful book, the cover is lovely and those photos, well, you can see, quite evidently, that you have such a loving family - it is just beautiful!

  2. Beautiful, love that last quote also.

  3. congrats on the anniversary, you look so cute together if i can say that,
    jo xxx

  4. Happy Anniversary....and such a good idea to buy a joint present for the arch is high on my wish list.
    The book is woder he loved it.

  5. Beautiful! Thank you for such a lovely post today - I found it inspiring and heart-touching. DH and I bought some teak garden benches when we first moved into our house twenty years ago, and I am looking at one now at the window. . . aging beautifully.
    Happy Anniversary!

  6. Happy Anniversary to you. Enjoy it all, great book and some wonderful words xxx

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both!

  8. What a beautiful book...and the flowers aren't half bad either! Congratulations to you both
    Alison xx

  9. oh its so lovely. i hope Uncle liked it xx

  10. Many congratulations :) What a beautiful minibook! I'm not surprised he was delighted with it :) I can't wait to see the glammed up garden, that's a lovely idea for anniversary gifts.

    PS The sock monkeys are on my blog now if you want to see them! xx

  11. Congratulations, your minibook is also gorgeous.

  12. Happy Anniversary to you xx
    Thanks for stopping by and telling me what you store in your drawer unit like mine:)

  13. Many congrats Lizzie and DH! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous little mini book, you have totally inspired me to get going on a similar project for my Silver Wedding Anniversary this year (yikes!). I can see why DH liked it, its simply gorgeous (I am a huge fan of simple!) and how sweet that he suggested you put it on your blog. Lovely flowers too! x

  14. And it is just lovely! Simple rules OK :). Many congratulations to you both.

  15. what a lovely boquet of white flowers! and the book is so thoughtful... happy anniversary for last week! x


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