My mother is not a sentimental person. But these little books were special to her or she thought they would be special to me as she saved them - it seems like all of them. When we finally found them a few weeks ago, there must have been a hundred of them!
Here's the journaling:
“You would sit and read those little books for hours,” my mother told me. She would read the books to me and then I would learn the words and read them over and over. When I went searching for the ‘Little Golden Books’ nearly 5 decades later, she said she didn’t have them even though she told me she had kept them. Finally we got on the same page and she had two boxes full of my ‘little reading books.’ There were dozens and dozens of them. The only book I remember specifically is ‘The Button Tree’ which I had at the shop and is lost, but I know all of these books were around me as a young child. It must have been a stretch some weeks to add one of these to the shopping cart and I love her so much for buying, reading and keeping them.
For the page, I used pages from a couple that didn't survive storage or more likely my overuse that well. Sometimes I have to find other ways of documenting memories without the perfect photo. I created an e-book on just that dilemma and ways to remedy it last year. It is called No Photo? No Problem! You can find more about it here.
A Silhouette die cut and a little stamping finished off the embellishments.
Here is the process video at YouTube:
And here is the sketch for this page:
Last year's sketches as well as the 2013 Sketchbook are on this page.
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