Janne Robberstad

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Welcome to the world!-book

By spotogspindel | May 30, 2012

I´ve made it a tradition to make a Welcome to the World! -book to each of my nieces, nephews and God-children.

This weekend two more are being baptized, and two more books need to be made.

I make the outside, and bind the book, but the whole family contributes to the inside content. Each family-member has their own page with their photo, and where they tell a little about themselves and their wishes & hopes and good advice to the new-born. The point is really to show the new world citizen how many people love him or her already! 🙂

So today I finished the outside of one of the books. The freestyle machine embroidery & applique is on hand-painted cotton fabric. The inside I added quilting fabric, to cheer things up a bit. I made the cover a while ago, so today was the binding-day. Tomorrow I´ll have to sew a cover for the next book.

The text says Come fly with me!

And here you can see the whole book, when it´s folded out.

Topics: book-boinding, textile | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Welcome to the world!-book”

  1. Kate D Says:
    June 1st, 2012 at 20:49

    Oops..I meant for my other comment to be posted on this post instead. 🙂 Kate

  2. Tammy McGee Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 04:31

    WOW!!! Such a cool idea! love this bird Janne! So wonderful….Love all your posts, thanks for such an inspiring place full of eye candy! your houses are amazing! I think etsy is so huge now its really hard to have high sales. But I am not an expert. Heck I can barely get on the computer anymore…life is busy. Sigh. But I think of you often, and wish I could come for a visit. :o) Maybe one day. xoxox Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Luv Tam