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Saturday, 20 February 2010

A BOOK FOR SYBIL!

Hi everyone!!!  Today I am blogging about a book I made about Sybil, my late mother-in-law.  Now she was one plucky lady!!!!  She developed cancer of the jaw in her early twenties and suffered until her death at 50.  She volunteered for radiotherapy trials in the early stages & continued to help with trials when she could.  Against all advice she had a very healthy son in 1956 in between treatments.  The operations took their toll by her 40's when she had literally lost half of her face.  But she still went to bingo every week till just before she died.  There are only a few pics of her as she was so self-concious but in the younger ones you can see that she was a vibrant young woman! 

I made this book using a new TANDO CREATIVE product.  This little book has chippie covers but all the pages are self-laminating, opening up loads of possibilities. It also comes in other pretty shapes.  Do pop over to see what they make & to find their suppliers.

I used Websters Pages throughout, my own chippie embellishments, mulberry roses & some bling .  on some pages I have laminated the backgrounds & added embellies on top & some stamping.

(Must check that stamp...there is a spelling mistake hahaha)




This next pic is the last full face one that we have as this is before more radical surgery.

I really wish that I could have met this couragous woman but these pictures tell such a story.  Thank you for taking a look today, HUGS XXX

17 comments:

Janice said...

What an amazing woman, she is a real inspiration.

Gez said...

A very moving story Karen. Thanks for sharing it with us. She certainly does sound a very special lady. You have made a fitting tribute. Wishing you & J a lovely weekend. Hope you got your walk. :) Hugs, Gez.XXX

Wipso said...

What an inspiring woman. It's such a dreadful illness and there are very few of us who's life hasn't been touched by it in one way or other.
A x

Sharon said...

I agree with Janice - your late MIL was very courageous.
Great minibook...x

Sharon said...

I agree with Janice - your late MIL was very courageous.
Great minibook...x

Kaz said...

Wow she seems like some woman, Karen, she was very brave.
I love that book too, such an unusual shape xx

Angelnorth said...

What a great woman to be able to celebrate in an album like this - lovely job Karen!

Traceyr said...

What a wonderful book Karen for a courageous woman. :)

lisa said...

What a fantastic story and what an incredibly brave lady your MIL sounds. How lovely to create such a beautiful keepsake to remember her by.
Your Valentine's card is also gorgeous, Karen, very elegant, I love it.

Lisax

tracy said...

thats lovely karen. what an amazing lady :)

Cheryl said...

oh hun what an ispiration and you have really made one stunning book,what fantastic detail pictures wow just love it so much hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Liszha said...

What a beautiful book you made about a beautiful lady!

Dragon said...

Great work as ever, lovely lady... thanks for your comments and support in the last few weeks... I do hope to get going soon and I also hope you will guest for me sometime soon!!!
Frankie
xx

June said...

What an amazing lady she was and what a fabulous tribute with this gorgeous booklet you made Karen. brilliant !!
Hugs June xxxx

Twiglet said...

A lovely tribute made with such care.

Net said...

That's lovely Karen, Sibyl sounds a vary brave lady indeed.

Chris said...

OMG Karen this is soooo amazing and what a wonderful tribute to such a brave lady.

Thanks so much for sharing all the beautiful pages.

hugs
Chris xx