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Friday, February 26, 2010

My First Books, LOL


Not quite what you were expecting, LOL!! I thought I designed my first book in 2000 as a gift to Brooke Tucker. She came to our studio to give one of her wonderful workshops and I thought she might like a mini book about Victoria B.C. including antique postcards.

It turned out I had made books a few years before. It was surprising to find mom had saved these small books, I found these when I was going though her things after she passed away last year. I made these books in Regina Sask., when I was eight years old. While trying to figure out how old I was when I made these books for mom, I discovered after looking at the Birthday Cake page it says Jeanie 8. Don't think I would put a picture of me jumping in a book nowadays, lol, but I was pleased to see I had added a doll.

Mini Hugs, Jean

16 comments:

  1. So sweet Jean. Its really touching to find the things mams keep .
    When my mam passed away I found pictures and letters I had written as a child too.
    Its hard to imagine ever being so small isnt it LOL but its lovely to have a memory of the little girl you were,making books even then !
    julie xxx

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  2. Nice books,you were creative all your life.
    I love your basement mosaik also very much.
    I pass on the Sunshine Award too you,you can pick it up at my blog.

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  3. Awww, that is so cute. And so great that your mum kept it all these years.

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  4. Thanks Julie,

    It really is a wonderful feeling isn't it when you know you mom kept those letters all those years. It is funny to think of being so young, I liked the scallops I put on the doll's dress, I still like to do that, lol.

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  5. Hi Maria,

    Thank you so much for the award, so thoughtful of you, such a happy award and thank you about the mosaic too, it was fun and a nice way to use some shards I had collected from the beach!

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  6. Yes Lize, that was amazing to find them. They were in with a bunch of my old baby cards which I was so pleased to find too. Thank you very much for dropping by!

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  7. It's so sweet and it's very precious. You must have bben very touched to have discovered that your mother kept it and it must have brought back a lot of memories.
    Geneviève

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  8. Soory, it's me again. I have got a Kreativ Blogger Award for you on my blog (genevieveminiacollection.blogspot.com). You really deserve it.
    Best wishes.
    Geneviève

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  9. how sweet :o) must have made you smile for ages knowing she kept all your hard work

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  10. How sweet and how wonderful that she kept them all those years! I have crammed tons of my children's things in a file cabinet and they will have a time sorting through them one day and probably wondering why I kept some! These are precious!

    Jody

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  11. So lovely to know that your mum kept your book :):). You know, we may be worlds apart but we draw the same way :).

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  12. How special this little book is! And so much love went into making it and then treasuring it.
    Maia

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  13. What a treasure! I love the drawings in your little book. So sweet!
    Thanks so much for following my blog too. I've been reading yours for some time. Thanks for all of your free printables and tutorials. You have such a wonderful eye for detail!

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  14. Peciosa historia, muy tierna.
    Me ha encantado.
    un abrazo Carmen

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  15. What a precious keeper, it's adorable!

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