Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sher's 12 Days Of Christmas Book

Me and Sher lived in Malaysia for 5 months in 2004.
While there, I had a Looot of time, so I came up with the idea of making 
him a little book for Christmas.

We didn't have much money,
 so I just had my markers and colored pencils to play with. 
I found a 3 ring binder/photo album at our neighborhood grocery store
and a drawing pad.

I actually did this right under his nose! At the time he didn't really know about the 
12 days of Christmas or how Christmas obsessed I was haha.

-So it was easy to do..when he wasn't looking I finished it with the 
"For Sher" page. Then I packed it up to bring home
with us on Thanksgiving, and presented it to him on Christmas.

We bring it out every year and smile at every page.
Every time I look through it I can remember the specific days and what
was going on in Malaysia as I worked on it.

Here's how it came out:

I painted the outside of the album as soon as I got back home, 
then hid it away until Christmas.

Partridge in a Pear Tree.

2 Turtle Doves.

3 French Hens
(I love this one)

4 Calling Birds
(They are all speaking in Russian, his native language)

5 Golden Rings

6 Geese-a- Laying
(This one has a door you can open up)

7 Swans-a-Swimming
(notice the one in the left bottom corner lol)

8 Maids -a-Milking

This one has a door you can open up also:

9 Ladies Dancing

10 Lords-a-Leaping

11 Pipers Piping

12 Drummer's Drumming

Needless to say, this book created a theme for us. So every
year I try to add something to the theme and we have our master bedroom
decorated with 12 days of Christmas.

I have a quilt I made last year to share with you and
I'll also post pics of the tree we have in there tomorrow.

God bless. :0)


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Deb, what great gift to make and give. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment!

Brabourne Farm said...

Beautiful! You've created the perfect Christmas heirloom - I can imagine your great grandchildren enjoying this wonderful work of art. Enjoy your weekend. Leigh

Brabourne Farm said...

Hi Deb

Beautiful - just beautiful. Leigh