Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The original version of this I found in the new Somerset magazine called "Apprentice". I altered it in that I did not put it on foamcore as my backing but used a canvas instead as I felt it would be a better quality and sturdier. I also wanted it to be a little softer in color so it is my own rendition. The father of this baby to be is a fisherman, so I used the spinner swivels on the bottom to hold the letters and some jump rings. Hopefully, the baby will not be playing with this so as to swallow it's parts. Also, instead of paper tags on the bottom with the B A B Y, I used tiles from an old scrabble game I found at the thrift store.

The original in the magazine was done by Lisa Martin-Bowman and she can be found at her blog at

It was much fun to make and I think maybe a girly one would be pretty in pink.

Also, the colors appear very subdued here but are somewhat brighter in realit


  1. Peggy! This is beautiful. What a meaningful piece; love even the touches with the fishing hangers - for "Dad". I'm so glad you were able to get this on your Blog. I agree about the foamcore; I don't think it's sturdy enough. Having it on canvas will make it last forever. Love ya - Marilyn

  2. I love all things house-shaped, and all of the wonderful elements that bring this piece to life.

  3. Peggy, its neat to see what you are working on outside of In My Vintage Room. I'm glad I created my own blog and found yours!



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