As many of you know, my best mate Alison has been stuck in hospital for the last 9 months, which is, frankly, a nightmare for her.
A lot of her crafting and forum friends have asked me over the months if there is anything they can do - send a card or a gift etc etc
One of them found a link online to a group of friends who had made a collaborative charm bracelet for one of their number who was also stuck in hospital, and we liked the idea so much we decided to do one for Alison.
Over the past few months a wonderful variety of handmade charms have been falling onto my doormat, and finally here is the finished gift.
It has gone in the post to Alison today (I couldn't deliver it in person as the hospital she is in has an infection doing the rounds at the moment and they have cancelled all visiting :( ), and I hope she loves it, I'm sure she will.
The pic above shows the finished bracelet - you can see a gallery of individual photos of each charm here
Each participant also decorated a 4" x 4" page for me to bind into a book to accompany the bracelet. I stuck a photo of each charm onto the back of the the person who made it's page - and also added their name - so that Alison knows who made what.
Some of the pages were quite bulky, so I wasn't sure how to bind them at first - but a few of them lent themselves to being bound on the right hand side rather than the left, so I went for a gatefold book in the end:
Book closed - held shut with a ribbon:
Close up of right hand side of book cover:
Book open, showing first 2 pages (by Hazel and Sara):
Book standing open:
Thank you SO much to everybody who took part!
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