Friday, February 22, 2008

Show & Tell Friday--A Birthday Book From My Sister


I know, I know my birthday was last week, but today I'm sharing my really cool paper bag book that my sister made for me as my birthday card. I just love my new little book! Thank you Rhonda!

I love the darling button flowers and the colors she used.........


....more button flowers and fun little tuck ins--love the eyeglasses and the jewlery pieces. In fact it just dawned on me--the colors of the little jewel dangle there and the ribbon that ties the book closed are purple and green--which are the same as our birthstones--amythest and peridot--cool! Oh and don't forget the mini wand--I've yet to use it, but I'm sure it works. ;)



That's right--it's all about the fun and our little secrets--secrets of fun. One of my very favorites pieces in the book is the butterfly--it's so cool!


So do you know..........yes I am the queen! LOL! (even if the ribbon is hiding it a bit). Took me years to convince her of this too--after all I am the big sister. Of course I'm sure she's just humoring me. She reminded me recently that when we were kids (she is the middle child) that I would tell her that I was the cinnamon bread and she was the liverswurst of the sandwich. Now I don't recall that really, however I hereby move her up from being the liverswurst to being honey butter.


I love the back cover and it's definitely true that housework can kill you, so I haven't honed my skills there. I love, love my little book and have already enjoyed walking through it many times and discovering something new each time.


I believe I have about 18 of these little books now and every so often I'll pull one or two of them out and enjoy going through their pages seeing all their fun pictures and pieces and remembering the person who made that one book just for me. Right now I have my collection displayed around my sewing room, so they are everywhere tucked into little spots and they fill them up perfectly!

I hope you'll join us in Show & Tell Friday and pop over to Kelli's Place and check out what everyone else has to share. There's always something fun! Happy Weekend!

18 comments:

Lori Stilger said...

What a fun book! I've made paper bag photo albums before, but never met anyone who collected them as books. :) Thanks so much for sharing your treasure today!
Have a BLESSED day!

Rebecca said...

Oh how special is that book!! Your sister is very talented. I need to try to make some of those. I love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

jennifer said...

That is wonderful. she is a talented scrapper! Jennifer

Penless Thoughts said...

What not only special item but what love & care went into it. The love between you and your sister is touching.
Sisan

Dawn said...

That is so fun and creative! What a sweet sister you have. :-)

Jillian said...

So sweet! Sounds to me like your sister is a real gem, not just honey butter. :0)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my book collection...I like your idea of putting a story together with titles!

Constance said...

Not only is she honey butter, she is the sprinkles on top too! Really cute, thanks so much for sharing!
Connie

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Cathy! I just discovered paper bag books, and bought my first one for Valentine's Day this year. Yours from you sister is so cool! How fun to discover something new each time you go through it. What a neat keepsake!
-Karoline

Jewelgirl said...

Very talented your sister.
To bad birthdays come but once
a year to receive a beautiful
gift like this!

Jean said...

What a thoughtful gift! Very creative!

Lisa said...

oh my goodness...what a nice sister she is!
handmade gifts are always special!
this is too cute!

It's All Good! said...

What a neat idea. It's so pretty and personal! I especially love the cinnamon toast/liverwurst reference. Too funny! Have a great weekend.

Martie said...

I like your book. What great memories you will have looking through these for years to come. Thanks for sharing.

Blessing,
~Martie

mistyeiz said...

that is so unique! never seen one of those but they look really great!! so cretive n imaginative. :)

Linda said...

This darling book is amazing....I love it. I imagine each time you look at it you find a sweet treasure. What a dear sister she is, as you are to her. Linda

Cheryl said...

Your sister is very talented as are you!

KJ said...

What whimsy! Your sister is very imaginative!

Blessings,
KJ
California

Mommy said...

What a cool idea for a brithday card! Now I call that meaningful. I just might steal that idea for my sister. :)

Thank you for sharing. :)