Friday, November 16, 2012

Personalized Block Set

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I recently made this set of blocks for a friend to give as a gift to a couple who just had a baby!  The blocks can spell their daughter's full name and birthday, and of course make lots of different designs...

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The 1.5 inch blocks were made from scrap hickory we had in the wood shop.  Because of this, some of the blocks aren't perfect, but I think it adds to the handmade charm.  I painted and stamped them with acrylic paint and finished them with a non-toxic artist's varnish.

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I just love the name Esme!

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And I had way too much fun playing with the blocks once they were done...

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I think it'll make a great coffee table piece, and I hope they like it as much as I do!

5 comments:

  1. I LOVE it, Kate!!! The lucky recipients would have to be crazy not to love it!!! What a brilliant and personal gift. And Esme is such a pretty, old-fashioned name. :-)
    Carly
    x

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  2. What a great gift for your friend's baby: a personalized block set! I love the way you're painted different colours on the blocks and all the colourful pattern variations it allows! What fun that baby will have when she's bigger. A gift she will treasure always!
    The name 'Esmé' is of French origin and is a boy's name. 'Esmée' is the female version. But I guess the English version has been changed and lost the accent. It's a very unusual name and has a nice ring to it!

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  3. AMAZING!!!
    Esme is one lucky girl ;)

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  4. Oh Kate, this is fantastic. Such a great personalized toy and keepsake. Just look at all those patterns you can create ... wow! Best of all, Esme shares my birthday!!! :)

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