Friday, 25 July 2014

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #57

 
We hope you'll play along with this creative Shabby challenge...
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This time you need to create a project 
inspired by

A FAVOURITE 'BOOK' COVER

It could be from your childhood, from your children's childhood or perhaps it could be what you've read more recently..
 
I've picked this wonderful story of 'The Velveteen Rabbit',  a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner.
(the reason why is at the end of this post :)
 
Soooooo. with this challenge in mind, what better way to add to the little German antique book of quotes I've been doing for Hannah...
This is a wise little quote from 'The Velveteen Rabbit' story.
I hope this page will also be a little 'pick-me-up' when Hannah is missing home.... when study gets intense and things get overwhelming....and she questions if she can make it to her goals that she's been aiming for...
 
 



 
 
  
 
*Epilogue*
Hannah was given 'The Velveteen Rabbit' book by her Aunt who had it 'personalised'  by having her name (and her sisters along with our address) included in the book...
 
Hannah had a stuffed rabbit from birth and it has lived quite a life with her. Many times that rabbit (called 'Bun') had its body, legs, arms, eyes, ears, bit by bit replaced by Grandma as it wore away from so much love and in Hannah's eye's, as a little girl...'Bun' was real, no matter how tattered it got.....
 
This is a LO I did many many years ago.....
 
That bunny is still with her at 19yrs.... and while she's away studying,
'Bun' went with her - a reminder of home.
 
 
 xx


8 comments:

Ludkasz said...

Fantastic work Mandy:)

Lizzy Hill said...

Yer making me cry...awwww...that's sooo sweet. Lucas has 'Gong' - a dugong from a day at the aquarium...no matter he's got 1,000 other stuffed toys - Gong is 'it'.....Alex had Humphrey! Side tracked.....right, brill challenge....deffo doing this one! And those carved out hearts. STUNNING! And the quote. PERFECT. And your book page....MWAH:):)

Deb said...

Oooooo! I remember that layout of little Hannah and her bunny. I love this quote book you are creating and Hannah will treasure it. The quote is wonderful and so is your page.

Lizzyc said...

Oh how precious! I love your pages for LGS and the cut out heart spaces.. beautiful take on the challenge!

Julie said...

This is just beautiful Missy. Love it.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I love love love the hearts and the bunny!!!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Love Love Love this Mandy....So sweet and shabbily Gorgeous!! x

Audrey Pettit said...

This is just the sweetest thing ever, and SUCH a sweet story! Makes me think of my daughter and her little bear, Rainbow. Still to this day, Rainbow comes with us on every trip and vacation, and sleeps with her every night. :)
Your quote page is absolutely beautiful. Such a lovely sentiment. I LOVE the cut-outs for the hearts. Just adorable!