Monday, May 4, 2009

Peter Rabbit Altered Book Birdhouse

One of dear Megan's favorite books when she was little was Peter Rabbit. so beautifully written by that gentle English Author, Beatrix Potter. I took a book that I found at a second hand store and turned it into the roof for a wood birdhouse. Although the book had fallen prey to crayon markings throughout, I was able to rescue some of the illustrations to decoupage on the sides of the piece. Other pieces of ephemera are scattered here and there. I gave a little extra dimension to the roof by adding a small compass and a glass bubble that covers a little picture of Peter munching happily on Mr. McGregor's carrots. I read of my friend, Bluebell, rambling across England and try to picture Miss Potter's countryside and what it must be like there. Oh, in my dreams, I go there to see all those bunnies and bugs she loved to draw.

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. What a precious keepsake...especially for someone who loves Mr. Peter.

God has sooo generously blessed your hands.

Love, Rebecca

Jody said...

Now how clever is that? It is just adorable Martha!

Diane said...

Martha, I think the crayon scribblings just add more charm! Well-loved, well-read by little hands and most likely read TO by a loving mother! :-)

Diane

Brenda said...

I only wish I had a 1/4 of your creativity!! You absolutely amaze me Martha!!