Not one to look an unexpected day off in the mouth, I finally got around to making a little frame for a favourite picture I have of my dad when he was about 2 years old, which would have been circa 1922. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Postage Stamp Frame to make a small box frame, with paper from Tim's Vintage Shabby paper stash. I also used the dies Elegant Flourish and Honeycomb, and a small heart from Movers and Shakers Cupid set. Some ideaology in the forms of a word band and memo pin, a bicycle (probably Prima, but out of packet so not sure) and some flowers and ribbon hand coloured using distress pens and inks finish the frame.
I've got a picture of my mum at a similar age that I think I will do another frame for, as a matching pair.
The letters are Victorian or Edwardian bone squares from a partial set that has been kicking around my family for as long as I can remember. Something that was used in the schoolroom I think, and as my grandfather was a schoolteacher that would make sense. They have lowercase on one side and uppercase on the other.
The frame is about one inch deep.