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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Memory Book of Grandmother

Hello All!
 The opening of my new mixed media class on Altered Domino Books starts tomorrow!!!
O.k. can you tell I am excited about this???
You should see the grin on my face! 

I wanted to share with you a domino book I made as a memory holder to my grandmother. 
I only have a few blurry photos of my grandmother, so I chose an old vintage one that I thought resembled her the most and I crafted this little book that holds many happy memories of her for me.

I used each panel to depict something that I thought was particular special about her and our childhood.
One of my favorite memories is of her teaching us how to feed the birds in the backyard. We would save the crusts of our toast and put it out for them to have for breakfast. So I used the last panel to remind me of this.

And on the back of the pages I wrote out a thank you to her for all the happy experiences I had at her home when I was a child. 

I do miss my grandparents. I have very good memories of staying overnight at their home. 
I am very thankful for those memories!
You may have noticed that I changed the bead color from the first photo, I was happier with the gold pearl. I also stitched a little lace bag from vintage lace and silk to keep it in.

I also want to thank Gail at Creative Workshops for giving me an opportunity to teach what I love online!
Thank you Gail!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Truly lovely, Terri. The colors you used are soft and feminine, the written letter to your grandmother is so touching, and the memories you are sharing about her in this little book take my breath away.

Congratulations on your new class....I know it's been alot of work to prepare for, but the effort and heart you put into it (as with everything you do) is worth it for your students (and you) to share in the experience of creating these books.

Much love, my friend.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauu fabuloso!
amei amei!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning.
Chris x

Lorraine said...

That is so pretty. I can see that a lot of love went into it. What a wonderful tribute.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful tribute in miniature! I do love your domino books! I need to Pinterest this because I will want to actually schedule time on my calendar in the future to really see how you do these precious keepsakes!
Blessings & Joy!

Createology said...

Your little domino book is a precious tribute to your Grandmother. Such lovely memories are a treasure to keep forever. Your lace bag to keep it in is beautiful. Happy memories...

Sonya Badgley said...

Oh Terri,
What a gorgeous way to remember your Grandmother. It's just beautiful! And the letter on the back of it is so touching.
Thank you for sharing with us.
And congratulations on your class!

Sandy said...

OMG what a wonderful little book Terri. I´ve missed my words.

Unknown said...

Just lovely!!. I'm looking foward to do one.

Dorthe said...

Terri, it is absolutely wonderful-
I love the feets, and the "royal crone" on top, and how the bird flyes into two pages.What a beautiful memory keeper.
I wish you big luck with your class, I know it will be wonderful.

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Valerie-Jael said...

Great piece, and how lovely that you have such memories, they are indeed a treasure. Valerie

Dawn said...

Fabulous!! Love your book!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri, what a beautiful treasure! The letter is the perfect finishing touch.
enJOY a lovely week,

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Oh what a wonderful idea Terri!
And wouldn't that make an awesome Christmas gift for family members?
Yours turned out so beautifully, a real treasure!
Tina xo

shamela said...

just soo beautiful... what a lovely idea....

Lori V said...

Beautiful book!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Terri, your memory book of your grandmother is absolutely wonderful. So gorgeous and beautifully created. What a treasure and tribute to her memory. Kudos to you and your endless talent and creativity. Hugs, Gayle.

Martina said...

Wow, amazing dear Terri, I love this fabulous Domino Book !!
It is totally awesome!
Have a great day and love visiting you.
Hugs and more Hugs

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother.

Jann said...

A very beautiful domino book . . . and so very sweet and sentimental!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
your Memory book of grandmother is precious!...full of love and pretty memories
I miss my grandparents too every day...I feel like a child every time I think about them

Julie Goucher said...

A quick glance via iPhone & I love this. Another look & comment via computer later this week. Love it!

Marianne C. said...

Terri, your teacup is beautiful and certainly dramatic. I was thinking how precious and vibrant the little bouquet at the bottom of the cup looks even amidst the black and gold which seem to overpower it, as if to imprison its sunny disposition. Yet it shines through.

Your domino tribute book is so pretty. I miss my grandmother, too. Together we watched the birds come to her yard to eat and bathe, and she take out her bird book to identify the birds we saw - like the tufted titmouse.

Thank you for sharing your lovely things, as always.

Many blessings today,

Erica said...

This is beautiful! Now I want to make one about MY grandmother!! Great inspiration.

Bobbi Ann said...

Hi Terri, I hope that you're doing well today! What a lovely Memory Domino Book/Keepsake and tribute to your grandmother! It's beautiful and filled with happy and heart felt memories of love! Something I'm sure that will be treasured for many years to come!
I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!
Hugs and many blessings...
Bobbi Ann

Kris Dickinson said...

So beautiful and special Terri. What a treasure! xox Kris

Brenda said...

Such a wonderful little keepsake. Very well preserved memories that can be carried down for centuries! Beautiful, very beautiful!

Kristin_Texas said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful tribute. Lovely!


Trish and Treasure said...

Beautiful work and I do love your teacups!

my cup of tea said...

Hi Terri! I just pinned this beautiful domino book of yours from someone else s board because I just fell in love with it! What a fabulous tribute to your grandmother and such a sweet keepsake. I love your color combo here too! You are such a talented person!

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