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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Altered Dictionary - T

Hellooooo, its back to my Fruit Dictionary again today!  I am loving that my book is getting full and I now have pages that follow if you know what I mean.  I am aiming to end up with just the 24 dictionary pages and no spare.  For the letter 'T'  I have gone for TAMARIND.  I vaguely remember using Tamarind seeds for something and in my head I was thinking that it was a bit like an orange grapefruit...how wrong was I hahahaha!  If you have ever grown peanuts in a tub then this is what it looks like but hanging down from a tree.  You take the shell off and nibble around the seed in the middle.  Not that I am ever likely to do that here in the U.K.  Anyway, enough waffle, here is my page...


As I had several pages for the letter I gently tore out some from the centre of the  signature.  The rest I cut and folded down to make 3 pockets.  I lightly glued the edges together to hold them and then stitched, adding lace to the edge as I went.   I found the images through Google.  There are 5 tags...


Unusual fruit isn't it?

Its never too late to join in this year long challenge over at *The Craft Barn Blog*  just look in the right hand bar for all the prompts.  All you need is a dictionary and some imagination!

Thank you for coming to see me today, take care, HUGS xxx

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh darling, this is an amazing page. I love the backgrounds, pockets, tags - hmm, all of it lol!! What a strange looking fruit though, aren't the seeds used in Indian cooking??
Huge huggles x x x x

Annie said...

Hi Karen,
I've never heard of Tamarind but really love what you've done with the design.
I also wanted to say who is this woman in the top left hand corner of your blog :-) I didn't recognise you at all :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

DIane Warburton said...

Wha hey! New photo of the inimitable Ms Karen!
Reading your posts on this dictionary of fruits you've done has been quite an education for me. Next time I have a bile disorder, I'll know where to go and what to get :-) Lovely idea with the tags too xx

BJ said...

Adorable sewn pages and pockets and tags and the insight into a Tamarind too. BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Tamarind is a new word to me. So I learned a new word, AND what it was.

Really lovely tags, and tag pocket, too. I've never tried stitching directly in a book before. The lace and the stitches add the finishing touches.

Like your new photo. And I like that you are ALWAYS smiling.

Angelnorth said...

Great pages, love the pockets with the tags!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these are gorgeous pages, wonderful idea to incorporate all the tags.

Von said...

Got me thinking :) I know of tamarind paste and never gave a thought of where it came from,very inspired page Karen :)
Von ♥

coco said...

A personal, stunning and very interesting Journal page as I love dear Karen ! :) Love also you new photo at the top left side of your blog, Oooh...! That's fine to see us! Good evening, Coco xxx

Maggie said...

A great word fruit choice a new one for me love your pockets and tags pages. I'm in Cornwall on hols so with my limited supplies for t page I better get thinking!
MaggieH

Sandy said...

Well Karen - I thought your pages were really neat but to be honest with you, I had no idea what you were talking about and those "things" hanging from the tree looked kind of like fingers to me. The right hand side is pretty fabulous! I am missing this challenge so much!
Sandy