Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Something Old, Something New …. Wedding Gift For A Bride

First of all, please forgive me for these awful pictures.
I hope, despite the horrific nature of the  photography you can make out what I have made.
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This is a little book I have cobbled together several times now as a gift for a bride. 
It measures 4 x 4 ins and was made using my bind-it-all. The cover is a silk covered card, (very lovely).  The pages are cream card which I have faux stitched with a light brown, fine tipped pen.
On the left hand side of the book I have made pockets using a matching cream/gold embossed paper. I tell people who ask me to make this  book, to put in small pictures and/or mementoes of the bride as she grew up, or little messages from the bridesmaids, etc. to make it extra special.
Each page is made up from the “old, new, borrowed rhyme.  The “old” on the first page is made using old lace, a mother of pearl button, and old gold safety pin.  The button and pin are methods of joining two things together, …. as the bride and groom will be  on their wedding day.Picture4
The “new” page is made up of mini scrabble letters (Jolees)spelling  the word “Life” to represent the new life the bride is about to embark on, and the heart shaped lock and key, symbolise security.
“Borrowed” is a bit tongue in check ….. two credit card charms!
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Forget-me-nots have been used to represent the “blue” and dragonflies are an ancient symbol of growing, changing and maturing.
…. and finally I have put an old polished sixpence on the last page.
I have tied cream ribbons to the binder of the book and a small heart shaped gold charm that says “Made with Love”.
Phew!

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