Friday, 2 January 2009

Handmade presents





Well presents have now been opened so I won't spoil surprises and I can now show you some of the handmade presents I made for Xmas. This garden book was sent over to Melbourne Australia for my Mum. Sorry the colours are bleached out on the main pic. The book can be used in a few different ways, either to put in pics of your garden throughout the year or to record plantings month by month, a combination of the two or do whatever you like .......................................

I used my bind it all to bind the book & made the covers from mountboard which I then covered. The stamp I decoupaged & coloured with Whisper pens & chalks.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Another great book Rachel and such a gorgeous stamp.

SP said...

Oh Rachel, absolutely beautiful, I remember the base you started with, it has 'blossomed' to a gorgeous gift!
xx susan

Rachel said...

It is a really nice stamp Sarah :-) Thanks Susan - I enjoyed doing them :-)

Ellen said...

what a beautiful book , what did you put on the pages inside? some kind of journaling

Rachel said...

I just stamped the months of the year & spring, summer autumn & winter at the appropriate times Ellen.

The recipient could then use the book to either journal the plants in the garden (when planted/flowered, what did well or not etc) or just fill with pics of the garden during the months or a combination of both, or whatever else they wanted to do :-)