Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I created this book for my very dear friend YVONNE  :   as a thank you for the 
always stunning and beautiful  gifts she is sending me !!

I wanted it to be a nature book, and used  birds transferes and pictures.

I also incorporated nature finds ,like seaweed,

dried leaves 

and beautiful bark

Ofcourse there should also be lots of old laces, many of which I dyed first,myself!!

The skeleton leafe on the cower, is one I bought !!

Here the spine , in old fragile lace, and pearls !!


This coming week the schools are closed for fall vacation, and I`m 
having wonderful visits from my dear grandchildren - coming 
this friday  to stay with us one week :-)

So please dear friends, there might not be much time for blogging , but I will be back 
checking out your blogs ,with all the exiting news, which I alwayes miss,
when not able to visit you !!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and week ahead ,


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

The nature book you created for Yvonne is absolutely gorgeous, dear Dorthe and I'm sure she will treasure it.Have a wonderful time with your family.
Hugs and love,

Bente said...

Helt nydelig, Dorthe. Kos deg masse med dine barnebarn i ferien.

God klem fra meg

inge said...

what a beautiful gift for your friend

Unknown said...

what a beautiful book dear dorthe. yvonne will cherish it always. i am sure you will enjoy your grandbabies! happy "fall!"

Anonymous said...

Hello my lovely friend
WOW - the pages are so special and such beautiful images you used and the addition of the lace.
Have a wonderful time with your precious Grandchildren.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Another beautiful work of art from your skilled hands. I love all the natural details you added. She will love it!

tamarajayne said...

Beautifully stunning x♥x

Junibears said...

Oh your work is always so beautiful it takes my breath away! xx

nelly said...

Прекрасна книга си напровила Дороти! Тя е като малка природна енциклопедия на раьона в който живееш.Това е чудесен подарък.
Пропуснала съм предишният ти пост и иках само да ти кажа, че коледния ангел е зашеметяващ.
Поздрави и прегръдки от мен.

Suztats said...

Wonderful book you created for your friend, Dorthe! I love the birds, the natural elements, and the lace.
Do enjoy your visit with your grandchildren--that time is so precious.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hello my dear friend,
Another beautiful treasure from your gifted hands. Have a lovely visit with your Grands.
hugs and JOY,

Dandelion and Daisy said...

What a beautiful gift! It will give you a life time of pleasure.

Jayne said...

What a beautiful gift you have created for your friend with all of her favourite elements I'm sure. Lots of lace, crochet, birds, beads and lots of organic pieces combine to make it a real work of art, Yvonne will treasure it I am sure Dorthe. Have a lovely week with your grandchildren x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe this books is out of this world!!! Each and every page is an absolute treasure, - so much detail, so many beautiful things to admire! I love all the nature elements you have added and all the stunning laces. Yvonne is going to treasure it for sure!!!

I hope you will have the most wonderful time with your grandchildren, enjoy every minute!!!

butterfly said...

What a stunningly beautiful book, Dorthe... I love all the natural elements, and the wonderful images you've chosen to go inside. It will make the most marvellous gift.

Thank you for your lovely comments this week - and of course I would be delighted for you to play with the button idea - can't wait to see what beauties you create!

Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren.
Alison xx

Evy said...

It is the magnificent present which you make to your friend, a magnificent work as usual, I adore!
Take advantage, please, of your weekend with your children!
Friendships of France

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

This is just gorgeous, my dear Dorthe. I enlarged all the pictures to get a closer look. Each page is delightful and such a joy to look at. Yvonne must have been very excited when she received your fantastic gift.
I'm so happy for you that your sweet grandchilren will be with you soon. Have the most wonderful time with them!
Mange kys og knus og kærlige hilsener,

sharon said...

Your book is incredible, each page is so personal and so detailed, filled with so much of you, Yvonne will treasure it forever!
Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren, enjoy your time together, it is precious!

marda said...

Oh my what a beautiful book..a wonderful gift. It is indeed a treasure.

Erika said...

Guten Morgen, liebste Dorthe!
Dein neues Werk ist so wunderschön! I love all the Colors - so soft and these little things to catch the eyes abd make me smile. It is so romantic and full of womans Magic and craft.
Hopefully the wheather will be fine, when your grandkids are visiting your Island. Wish you and your Sweets a lot of fun and love.
Viele liebe Grüße und Knuddel zu Dir, von Deiner Freundin Erika xoxo

Hopemore Studio said...

Dorthe, you completed a whole book! It is beautiful and so much detail to each page. Enjoy your time with the grandchildren, I know how much you look forward to it.


Sophie said...

Ein herrliches Buch mit so vielen wunderschönen Einzelheiten, liebe Dorthe.

Ich wünsche dir ganz viel Spaß mit deinen Enkeln.

Umarmung von Sophie xx

Lululiz said...

Absolutely gorgeous, dear Dorthe, your latest fabric book is so special. All those gorgeous nature things you have incorporated. And those sweet bird images and the lovely laces, aaaahhh, it is wonderful. Yitte must be thrilled to bits with the book.
Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren, time with them is so precious. xxx

Robin said...

What a beautiful book for sweet Yvonne! Have a wonderful time with you family Dorthe.


Rhonda said...

My sweet friend, Dorthe, you were on my mind this morning. I wanted to stop by and say hello and I am so glad I did. Lovely book, simple and full of love. Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren. Isn't life precious? xo Rhonda

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear your beautiful Nature book for Yvonne is exquisite. Every detail really adds to its special beauty. Knowing that you handmade this from your heart and soul is the most precious gift. Blessings...

Connie said...

Your talent is amazing. I love visiting and seeing what you are up to . . . simple beautiful :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Sonya Badgley said...

Dear Dorthe, another piece of beautiful art that Yvonne is going to LOVE! Such remarkable detail! Have a wonderful time with your family dear friend! <3 Sonya

Sonya Badgley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Dorthe! Yvonne is going to LOVE it! Your detail work is unbelievable! Have a wonderful time with your family, dear friend!
<3 Sonya

Lisa said...

Hi Sweet friend!
Did you think I'd forgotten about you? I just saw your FB post and had to come see what your up to. That book is beautiful! I still need to finish my book for Suzy. You have inspired me:) Have a fun time with the kids.

Caterina Giglio said...

what a beautiful book... have fun this week! xox

May said...

What a Gorgeous nature book for your dear Friend...I am sure she will treasure this always...I hope you have a wonderful time with your precious Grandchildren....Hugs May x x x

marie said...

This is such a wonderful book Dorthe...a bit of nature on every page. I made the photos large so I could see all the beautiful details!!

I also wanted to tell you that I found a new blog today. It's called Cottage Dreams, and it's written by Alexandra Eitel. She has some beautiful dolls that you made. The one with the white hair and the dress trimmed with the pink heart is so pretty. I think it's one of my favorites that you have made. Here's a link to her blog posts that show your lovely work.

~*~Patty S said...

What a magical and beautiful book you have created dear Dorthe ♥!!!
Treasures from the sea with pieces of vintage lace dyed by your loving hands ... so many special details to make a one of a kind gift for your special friend...the touches of nature are just perfect!

It also makes me smile to think of the wonderful time you and your precious grandchildren are having together making sweet memories to last a lifetime!

Terri said...

Oh my goodness! Gorgeous pages! I love your nature book here. Each page is so unique and lovely. I enlarged the images and was able to see more beautiful details. You must just love what you have created here! Yay!
Enjoy your family visit : )

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hello Dorthe,
So long I have been away from the pleasure of your blog. I am enjoying looking at what you have been up to. What a lovely book!
I know you will enjoy the Grandchildren, precious moments!

Bettina Breiding Hansen said...

It is soo beautiful mu dear friend - just love it!!


I love so so much your altered book it's looks just beautiful and romantic as I like.

xoxo from PARIS


Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

What a fantastic and so wonderful book dear Dorthe, hvor er den blevet vidunderlig søde, og alle de de dejlige natur ting du har puttet i den, mega flot arbejde, vi snakkes ved.
Hugs Anni

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Dorthe, your book is so lovely. Have a beautiful visit with your grandchildren!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Dorthe, your book is absolutely stunning....Yvonne is a very lucky lady!! x