Thursday, November 28, 2019

A Whimsical Birthday Gift

Back in 2007, my son Ian married his lovely wife Lyuba. That's when I became an honorary grandma to Lyuba's little sister Katya. It was truly an honor to be her grandparents. My husband and I participate in many aspects of her life. We celebrate her birthday each year and went to her dance recitals and competitions. We picked her up at school and even took her to Disney World.

At Disney World, Katya was a pleasure, as always. We stood on a very long line at the castle to meet the Disney Princesses. While on the line Katya made friends with the children also waiting. Finally we entered a large hall and at each corner were Princesses waiting to meet the very anxious children. Katya couldn't believe her eyes and said, "Wow I really get to meet them all!" It was so worth waiting on that line! That year those same ladies decorated Katya's bedroom.

Katya is all grown up now and in her first year of college.
Katya a high school grade!
 Each year I have made a special gift for her birthday.

This year I wanted to use my Cinch Binding System and looked at ways to incorporate the memory of the Disney Princesses.
I found a youtube tutorial by Lolly Geter at using Little Golden Books to make notebooks.
I bought the Disney book "Tangled," which reminded me of Katya and our trip to Disney World. Here are a few of the pages in this altered book.

I hope this whimsical notebook brings back fond memories and will hold the new memories she is making.
 Katya loved the book!



Mary Mccaleb-herbert said...

You are so creative! And what a beautiful commemoration!!!

Chana Malkah said...

You have created a treasure that I am sure she will cherish for always! Thanks so much for sharing your story and your beautiful project with us at 613 Avenue Create!
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Sheila H said...

Such a lovely keepsake project! Thanks for displaying your creativity at 613 Avenue Create.

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Gorgeous creations. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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