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Dictionary Stand

Posted by crafty_lady (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 6, 08 at 12:11

I made this for my friend who is a lower elementary teacher currently searching for a job.



















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Crafty lady, that is absolutely wonderful. A great idea for a teacher. Love the use of the scrabble letters and your color choices. All I can say is wow and so cool!

This gives me an idea for an old wooden school house desk I have in my living room.


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Oh, Ms. Crafty, that is absolutely wonderful. I love the diamond shapes. Does he/she know you made it for them? Aren't they thrilled? I know I would be! Great job.


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As a teacher (in the same situation), I know your friend will absolutely love this! It is beautiful, and the sayings you put on it are perfect! Wow! Here's hoping that your friend finds a teaching position very soon, and can put this to good use :)


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This is just beautiful and quite unique. I wouldn't mind this being in my house..not the school room. How thoughtful of you to make it for her.


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OHMYGOODNESS, CRAFTY: Soooooooo beautiful. Been a long time since I even SAW a piece of furniture for the dictionary. How truly wonderful. LOVE what you did to it. Who WOULDN'T love a gift such as this. Like FLAG, I'd be thrilled to have this piece in my house. What a thoughtful thing to do for a friend!


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Very, very nice! Love it all, especially those perfect diamond legs!


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That is an eyepopper! How in the world do you get that clean cut?


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Wow crafty!! I want one , I do i do. I'm a former librarian, and I know all of us , as well as teachers, would LOVE to have that at home.

The mosaicing with the wording tiles and colorful tiles, just makes you want to keep on learning, and researching..

Fantastic job CRAFTY!!! That is so cool!!! You've got one very lucky friend who will surely be inspired and have good luck when she gets this.


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This was a labor of love for my best friend (for over 18 years) and I used the Scrabble tiles because we enjoy playing Scrabble together. I was going to wait until our Scrabble game Sunday night to present it to her but I couldn't wait so I gave it to her tonight. She absolutely loved it so much. It brought tears to her eyes (several times) and she said I touched her heart. How cool is that! She just couldn't stop talking about it, and touching it. I just knew she would appreciate all the work and love I put into it.

Sereneseen...I'm glad I inspired you. Don't forget to post a picture of what you do with it.

gcpommom...I hope you are able to find a teaching job this fall. My friend is hoping to find something but if she can't she will substitute teach for another year.

texasfern, I used the Morton cutting system to cut the diamonds.

Daisy, Flag, Slow, Cindiloo and Mermaid...thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I feel honored that so many of you would want to display this in your home!


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What a wonderful piece of meaningful art! Love it!


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what a wonderful piece of art, so well done, it's just lovely!


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Oh wow. This is simply amazing! I just keep going back to look at it. What a lucky, lucky friend. You are so talented.


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that's SUCH a beautiful dictionary stand crafty !!!
i admire that elegant precision and what great colors !


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BARB!!! That is simply beautiful! I wish I had a house big enough to PUT it in! LOL And then I would love to do so also :)


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I received a thank you note from her today in the mail that made me cry! One of the things she said was that she couldn't wait until she finds a job so she can make it the focal point of her classroom. I knew she would like it when I gave it to her but I never dreamed she would love it as much as she does.

Thank you lovesmosaics, trancegemini, scootsmom, katkerri and Roni for your wonderful comments. It makes me feel great that so many people liked this as much as she did.


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You have a lucky friend!!! What a beautiful piece. I love the diamond legs. You are very talented.


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OH! Her reaction was so wonderful!
Bless you! What a wonderful friend you are!
So happy it was received like that...It is such an awesome piece of art. I saved and printed it out. Had to show people! You are a wonderful woman!...and an awesome artist!


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I thought I had commented on this but I haven't yet. I have only been back a few days and already am on the look out for a little stand like this!!! You did a VERY inspiring job!!! I am always getting out the dictionary...is it i before e or visaversa?????


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Welcome back and thanks Jane! I got this from my neighbor for free...I have her trained now so she doesn't throw anything out in the trash until she checks with me first to see if I can use it or not. I have gotten a lot of great stuff from her too. I never know when we leave the house and come home if something new will be left on my porch. LOL Good luck finding that table for your dictionary!!!!


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Thought I'd commented also.... can't believe I didn't. Your work continues to amaze me! The colors, use of letters and those perfect diamonds!!!! Drool!

Pat


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Sheesh! I had to look up two words just in the last two days!!! Somebody is telling me I NEED to do one of these!!!!! LOL!


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What a beautiful job!! Such a special gift, I'm sure she will cherish it always.


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I would love to have this in my house! Great piece of work and so very colorful. Will look awesome in any classroom.

Becky


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