by basketkase 9d ago

I don't do a whole lot of ITH designs, but here is one I designed out of personal need........We got an invite to a baby shower from a nephew who is having his first child, they requested each person bring a book for this baby with something written in it for a keepsake. So, I wanted to do something that wouldn't be duplicated at the shower and came up with this.....I choose to use yarn to fasten them together as this is being mailed out of state, but I think you could use those nylon circle thingies to hook them together. I used a dog fleece material on the back of each page and used a paper punch to open the hole in the satin circles.....Their invitation had a zoo theme, which is why I went with the zoo animals......I have this up on my website as a set and the last page will have just "the end" on it, of course....BTW, this is Jif and Skip's behinds you are seeing on the first pic.....LOL! Also, I did have to look up the rhino to make sure I had the name spelled right! Also I used GA and GU to mean Great Aunt and Great Uncle as I didn't have room to spell it out....hope they know what we mean........

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by cfidl 8d ago

Fantastic set.

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basketkase by basketkase 8d ago

Thanks, Christine...…...

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by carolpountney 8d ago

Your book just appeals to me. Something to keep forever. Just love it

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basketkase by basketkase 8d ago

Thank you........

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by dragonflyer 8d ago

I love it...great job, Vicki...I am sure it will be the hit of the shower!

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basketkase by basketkase 8d ago

Thanks Kim.....wish we could present it in person...

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by shirley124 8d ago

Great keepsake gift, Hugs

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basketkase by basketkase 8d ago

Thank you.......

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by noah 9d ago

Awesome work there Vicki Girly****hugs

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basketkase by basketkase 8d ago

Thanks, Carolyn...

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by pennifold 9d ago

Brilliant work Vicki, and it will be so well used when the baby is older. Now that you've done some of the wild animals, I'm sure you'll think of others!!!!!!!!! Love Chris

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basketkase by basketkase 8d ago

Thanks, Chris...

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by stork 9d ago

Adorable!!! You need to do one for farm animals......love it!

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

That would be cool...

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by dailylaundry 9d ago

Just love this - great idea and wonderful stitching!!

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Thank you...

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by nutshell 9d ago

It’s fantastic! I love the big smiles that the animals have. I’d have to look up how to spell “rhino” in full, too. 😄

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Thanks....thank heavens I didn't have to spell if right to look it up

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by pennyhal2 9d ago

What a great little book! I'm sure it'll get lots of usage and be loved through the years. The fabric you used is a great "touchy" texture too. It is a very creative gift and your work will be appreciated!

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Thanks, I was thinking about texture when I picked out the fabrics.....I have a ton of the prequilted fabric and thought this was a good time to use it and the family is a "dog" family so I picked the fleece with the dog on it.....

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by mops Moderator 9d ago

Vicky, it looks so cute, they'll love it.
And thanks for giving me the idea. I have to make something for my brother's granddaughter - we never do showers before the child is born.
For the older two I used the design on the announcement. The design on the current announcement is not suitable - I stitched it out but the shirt is now in the charity box.
A book would be great.

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Terrific.....all of you give me such good ideas, glad I can pass one on......

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by sonjapotgieter 9d ago

Beautiful,,,Great design!!!

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Thanks!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 9d ago

Great work Vicki.

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Thank You.....

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by spendlove Moderator 9d ago

Well done, Vicki. Necessity was certainly the mother of invention!

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Thanks, Sue, you are so right, I actually gave myself a migraine working on this...LOL!

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by airyfairy 9d ago

Vicki, you have outdone yourself. This is just amazing and your book is going to be so loved so much.

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basketkase by basketkase 9d ago

Thanks, Sarah…...and that is what I was hoping, being as they live so far away I really wanted something special for them.

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