No, it`s not a giant eggplant/aubergine, it`s DHs gift to me...My DH is a true romantic, so if you don`t want to read about this Lucky Ducky, turn away NOW LOL, you`ve been warned. He said it`s this Christmas, Valentine`s, wedding Anniversary, birthday, & NEXT Christmas present rolled into one!!!!!!!!! It is beautiful, made by him, just for me...& for about 2 weeks I had to walk backwards into the study(he didn`t want me to see what he was working on!) & my scrapping stash was turned upside-down by him, (my rub-ons are still recovering LOL), & he did have an accomplice (DD helped him with colours & some ideas) & she never said a word! Anyway, I won`t show it in all it`s glory, as it is a very personal gift, but I will show the outside of it, covered in beautiful purple velvet... The inside is made up of 50 pages, single-sided, with photos. Now, my DH is NOT a scrapper, but he does have a way with words, & has done a beautiful job with this book, I was in tears when he handed it to me (& not just because he`d used things I had stashed away for different projects LOL) Each page has a beautiful quote, poem, song lyric or his thoughts put to paper, & each one is as heartfelt as his love for me. "I soar towards the clouds with all my senses alive when you are by my side"
The art-work on the front & back cover are prints by Brian Nash, a local (Victorian) artist whose work we love, front cover depicts a scene in Lavandula farm, a charming spot in Daylesford, & the back cover is a scene in Venice, Italy, one of our favourite places we discovered together a few years ago, & where we hope to return soon :)