Thursday, 23 October 2008

In Memory Of My Dad








Today marks the 4th anniversary of the death of my Wonderful Dad. His name was Eddie and he was my best friend.
He battled with Cancer but never complained. He is a huge miss in my life everyday.
I wanted to make something I could carry around with me in my handbag that linked me to him.
In the past I have made Scrapbook pages to mark special days i.e. Fathers day etc, but due to the size its not practical to carry them with my as they would only get damaged.
While Blog hopping i found this on Roni's blog.
I knew straight away that it was perfect for what i needed.
I gathered all of the bits and pieces together and promised myself it would be made in time for today.
I achieved what I set out to do. I love my little Domino Accordian book and its something I can carry around with me, even in my pocket if I want to.
I would like to say Thank You to my cousin Tom who very kindly drilled the holes for me ( I couldnt be let loose with a drill !)
I have pictures of a watering can, as he loved his garden, a car, as he drove all of his life, a gold embossed clock to remind me that time goes too quickly, a small photo of my dad , his name, a stamp, as we used to have a post office, and some quotes.
I will make more of these in the future they are lovely to make, Thank you to Roni for the inspiration.
Thank you for reading my post xx

10 comments:

Linda said...

Jaqi...that is absolutely beautiful, I love it. You must be so proud of yourself; its a lovely memory of your dad.Thanks for the link to Roni; she's very inspiring.
Special hug...
Linda xxx

Chriss Rollins said...

iT IS GORGEOUS JAQI,
AND AS YOU SAY YOU CAN CARRY IT AROUND WITH YOU.
YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR DAD ...IT'S A LOVELY PICTURE, IT SHOWS SO MUCH LOVE AND THE CLOSENESS YOU BOTH HAD.
TAKE CARE.
CHRISS X

Denise said...

This is such a lovely idea, Jaqi! Thanks for sharing it and the link to Roni!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

Carol said...

Hi

I can sympathise with your sentiments and Ilove the memory box - great idea, I hope it comforts you a little today.
Hugs

Dot said...

Oh Jaqi this is a beautiful tribute to your dad. And such a lovely idea. Love the pics of your dad too.
I lost my dad 10 years ago and miss him every day too. This a lovely way of having your dad near you every day. And I hope it gives you comfort.

Dot xx

Cookie Sunshine said...

Jaqi, this is touching and beautiful. Reading about your father gave me chills. What a beautiful way to honor his memory and keep him close.
Hugs,
Cookie

Susan said...

Oh, Jaqi, what a lovely tribute to your Dad and how wonderful to have so many symbols to remind you of him and the nature of life. Hugs.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Oh Jaqi, it's beautiful! I'm so glad you gave it a try...it really turned out lovely!

(((((((HUGS)))))))

Roni :)

Mam said...

This is very touching and very beautiful. I love it that it's so tiny you can slip itinto your pocket. My memories of my Dad are so comforting to me. I hope yours are as well.
Nancy

Kaz Scrapz said...

This is beautiful Jaqi. Perfect size for carrying around - what a wonderful momento.
xxxx Karen
P.S I can't be let loose with a drill either - there would be holes everywhere except through the domino!

This is brilliant , i love it !