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June 3, 2011

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you've seen the button beaks nursery art I created last summer for my daughter Lucia's nursery.

I've had a few people email or comment to let me know that they made their own piece similar to the one I made, but just a few days ago, Allison share this image with me on my facebook page.

It's her version that she created for her two-year-old daughter Eliza. Isn't is simply stunning?

Here's what she said about her process:

I bought a bunch of paper dolls from a local antique store and then created it on hand-made paper- the yellow flower in her hair is a brad and then I put it into a hand-made wood frame! I showed my best friend and she did one too using one of my paper dolls- her birds come out of a paint brush tip the little girl was holding. 

Here's what I have to say about it: 

Allison, the handmade paper gives the piece such a magical, almost dream-like quality. I love the texture and depth it adds to the work. 

Your choice of antique paper doll is adorable--does she look like your daughter? The yellow flowers pop from the page--I am in love with the color scheme!

Thank you so much for sharing this with me--I really did think about this all day and every time it made me smile. It's just so absolutely beautiful. 

Also, you have got me itching to find some antique paper dolls--lookout, Goodwill, here I come!

(By the way, I'd love to see a photo of your best friend's version as well--the paintbrush details sounds so fun.) 

Thanks again! 

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