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Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Tasha Tudor Valentine

This is a valentine card I made for my mom about twenty years ago. The idea and instructions came from the wonderful, but, sadly not-in-print book Drawn From New England, by Bethany Tudor. She's the daughter of children's book author/illustrator Tasha Tudor — who's about 93 by the way! Each flower or tree can be pulled out of its pot where a hidden Valentine message waits.

I used to spend a lot of time with this book dreaming about all the crafts, seasonal celebrations, and old-fashioned farm lifestyle this creative family experienced. Now that I have children I'm even more amazed at the life that Tasha made for herself and her family. If only I could accomplished a fifth of what she did/does...

Read more about the Tudor Family at their website, where you can also buy things directly from them, including Bethany's book.

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Blogger Blaize said...

I don't know about you, but I find saying, "That [name of thing] I did 20 years ago" to be somewhat frightening.

The card is beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day.

Thu Feb 14, 07:07:00 PM PST  
OpenID fiveflowers said...

wow, so cool. i cant believe you talent:: back then even! So cool, oh wait, i said that already. happy v day!

Thu Feb 14, 08:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Happy Valentines Day Michelle - I have to say though, it's killing me, I want to yank up the flowers and read! Says the girl who peeks at presents.

Thu Feb 14, 09:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger mimulus said...

Tasha Tudor rocks, anyone who writes about corgis dancing in the moonlight is A-OK in my book...

your valentine is splenderrific!

Fri Feb 15, 03:55:00 PM PST  
OpenID thecherubscloset said...

What a beautiful Valentine! I think it's really neat that you and your mom still have it... I'm not so organized about saving things.

Sat Feb 16, 06:37:00 AM PST  

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