Have you ever come across these vintage Ladybird books about the seasons?
We have a set and the boys love to look at them. I absolutely adore the illustrations and it seemed a shame that they were shut away on the bookshelf. I always thought they’d look beautiful framed. I’ve been tracking down some duplicate copies on eBay (they’re pretty cheap) and this week I finally got round to framing the first book!
I decided to start with Autumn, which is one of my favourites. I bought this simple, inexpensive, frame from Wilko’s for £8. The five mounts were a little smaller than the illustrations, but it seemed worth a try.
Now, I have to say that as I book-lover I found it really, really hard to break the book up. Even though I knew I had another copy, it felt so wrong!
I separated the illustrations carefully and secured them behind the mount with a little masking tape. Each picture needed careful placing to ensure the best crop – but they all worked surprisingly well.
I absolutely love the finished result and can’t wait to hang it on the wall.