Friday, March 18, 2011

40th Birthday guest book



I made and bound this book for my friend and colleague Deborah for her surprise 40th Birthday party to pass around and allow her guests to write something meaningful for her.

I used a coptic stitch in sage and stamped the front of each signature with various lovely vintage images, like bird cages, a lovely filigree heart, a tree, butterfly flourish, chandelier etc.

She loved the book and has it has become a wonderful memento of the occasion for her.

15 comments:

Femmy said...

WOW!!! this book is absolutey fabulous!! What a great memento!!

Petra Tillmann said...

This book is gorgeous, Celeste! What a very special gift for your friend!

Gaye Todd said...

WOW - love it - lucky girl receiving this wonderful book. xo

Martha Lever said...

What an absolutely fabulous book! I am not so good at coptic stitch but I want to be. It makes a very smart looking binding!!! Good job! Thanks for your comment!

Mary's Museum said...

WOW That's an amazing book. Lucky girl Deborah.

Kasha Rolley said...

Celeste, what a fantastic book, lucky Debra. My birthday is also coming up... LOL.

Guriana said...

Celeste, your book is amazing!!
I like the coptic stitch:))
xox
Guriana:))

Gaby Bee said...

I adore this! It is so beautiful with color and composition! Your friend will love it!

Thanks for your kind visit, Celeste!
Gaby xo

artymarty said...

This book is so lovely Celeste. I love coptic stitch but can never get the chain stitch appearance on the outside seams. Any hints?
Your friend is very lucky and I love the sentiment

Anneke said...

this book is absolute fabulous and the cover has a beautiful texture.
such a wonderful gift to get, and your friend will love it.

Night Owl Designs said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog Celeste! This is a beautiful piece you've created. Love theat cover!

Marilyn Rock said...

Isn't this a beautiful book! Your friend is surely a lucky recipient.

ParisBreakfasts said...

I LOVE your work!!
BRAVO
xCarolg

Oxana said...

So so beautiful book, Celeste!
Hugs
Oxana

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I've been going through your past posts - your artwork is absolutely stunning!