Heirloom Gifts: Handmade Gifts to Pass Down from Generation to Generation 0517141795, 9780517141793

Applying such techniques as doll-making, patchwork, papier mache, and decoupage, a handmade craft guide includes thirty-

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Heirloom Gifts: Handmade Gifts to Pass Down from Generation to Generation
 0517141795, 9780517141793

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Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs reflecting a bygone era,

Heirloom Gif to shows you how to create the precious heirlooms of the future.

This original craft book contains over thirty exquisite projects to make, which will give pleasure and be passed down from generation to generation. There are ideas to capture sweet romantic memories, such as a wedding album for the happy couple and a satin purse to store old love letters, together with gifts to mark special friendships, including a hat box decorated with decoupage flowers and a hand-gilded mirror. Childhood souvenirs such as a christening robe with matching bonnet and bootees, an appliqued baby quilt and a charming rag doll will be treasured by both parents and children alike. There is even a special chapter devoted to heirlooms the whole family can enjoy, including Christmas tree ornaments, a memory album covered with collage work and a beautiful tablecloth with matching napkins for important occasions in a family's history.

Every project in this book is accompanied by full instructions, together with detailed step-by-step photographs and artworks, as necessary. All the techniques are simple enough for a beginner to master and include pressing flowers, paper crafts, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery and making traditional pin cushions. Complete with ideas for displaying the antiques of the future. Heirloom Gif to shows you how to create personal gifts for family and friends to treasure all their lives.

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