Just before Lucy was born, Mum came down for a visit and brought a bag full of books and toys that were mine as a kid. Needless to say, some items had been very loved and had seen better days. Including this book:
Richard Scarry books were a big favourite of mine and my sister when we were little - such fun characters and books with so much detail you could pour over them for hours.
I didn't really want to pass this one on to Anna - she is not known for being gentle with books (yet) and this one already had a few pages that had detached from the spine.
I know many of you will have a sharp intake of breath when I say - I pulled the book completely apart - it was a delicate operation. I'm usually not a fan of deconstructing books for craft but this one was already falling apart. And now I get to see these lovely illustrations every day, hanging as wall art in Lucy's nursery.
I wanted something simple but pretty for her room, so I picked up some inexpensive white frames that fit the pages perfectly. Here are the close ups:
I love them all but the middle two are my favourite - I love the surprise of a letter or parcel arriving in the mail. I also love that the pictures connect something from my childhood to my girls in their childhood.
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