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Friday, 20 July 2012

Spell-check gets a make-over...

Hello my lovelies? How is your Friday treating you? Mine is feeling a little chilly, and still damp. But, I'm feeling optimistic as the lovely weather lady in her posh jacket said, that the sun is on it's way! I live in hope...

So, to get me in the weekend mood and to avoid housework, I decided to tackle a little job which I've been meaning to do for some time. How many of you still use a dictionary? No, not spell-check on the computer, a proper book of the paper variety? I do. All the time. I'm a little stuck in my ways like that. I have a favourite little Collins Gem Dictionary which I always flip through if I need to check the meaning of an unfamiliar word, or to make sure my spelling is polished when writing! This little book has been well used, and was looking a little forlorn...A fresh new look is what it needed...




When I grew up in South Africa, it was a strict school rule that all school books should be neatly covered in paper AND plastic. Drawing on my experience of sitting for hours covering school books as a youngster, I set to work. I found the loveliest self-adhesive fabric paper from Papermania, in a vintage inspired print. So easy to use, and mess free!


After re-covering the little book, and mending the spine, I added a re-purposed belt buckle (well, half of it!) as embellishment.

And the little Collins Gem Dictionary now has a new lease of life!



Now, when I check how to spell 'unnecessary' for the millionth time, I can use my little Gem without it looking like a cubic zirconia instead of a diamond...sad and neglected!


Happy Friday to you! And a super weekend to all!
Tania ♥


10 comments:

  1. Ooh what a lovely little makeover Tania! I LoVe that fabric paper stuff and the buckle makes it look extra special. I have a little rhyme from school for spelling necessary - Never Eat Celery Eat Salad Sandwiches And Remain Young :) I always say it to myself when I spell it :) just stick the un in front :)
    Love Victoria xx

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    1. Hi Victoria! Ha-ha! That little rhyme is great! I don't think I'll need the dictionary to double-check THAT word anymore! Hope you're enjoying sunshine where you are! Hugs, Tania x

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  2. I was taught to think of a shirt when spelling necessary. One Collar, two Sleeves!

    xx

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    1. FA-BU-LOUS! Excellent tip! I'm enjoying checking into your blog by the way...love it! xxx

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  3. Wow, you've turned something so simple into something beautiful. If only all our books were covered like this what amazing book shelves we'd have. Thanks so much for sharing. Ali x

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    1. Hi Ali! Thank you for your sweet comments, and for stopping by! Hope all is well where you are! Tania x

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  4. That is cute. I didn't even know there was such a thing as adhesive paper! Found this project from Sew Many Ways

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by, and for saying hello! Hope to ee you again soon! Tania x

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    1. Hi Silvana! Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comment! Hope to see you again soon! Tania x

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