Lincoln

Lincoln

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Lincoln is a strong little man. He has never been a little boy but always been an old man. He is one of my beautiful nephews who I adore so much.

He has the most infectious smile and is always there for a cuddle. Being a typical boy he is obsessed with his cars, bikes and the item that is way up there is his prize possession being his work boots that are just like Dads (my brother Adam).

Lincoln is a very protective younger brother to my very sweet nieces Rhianna and Madison. But if anyone looks the wrong way to this boy his big sisters aren’t far away to be there for him.

Just thinking about him makes me smile. With the nickname of squishy I miss him tremendously and can’t wait to give him a cuddle next time I see him.

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Hamish & Ed Sheeran

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So the question was posed to me what do you get a 12 year old boy for his birthday that has everything and wants something unusual and different.

As we all know this age can be very difficult for gift giving and hoping and praying they will like what you get them. Kristen was a perfect client – she opened up full creativity license for me. The only thing I had to go on was that his favourite song was “Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran”.

This being quite fitting with Ed just touring Melbourne and with this in mind I came up with a design which included Kristen’s brothers’ name along with the song title and artist name. Also what better way to pay homage to his much-loved song by having the lyrics as the backdrop.

By also adding in the polaroid of the famous Ed it bought a real sense of depth and character.

As you can see the whole concept came together very well and I am very proud with the custom By The Letter Z creation and more importantly so is Kristen.

Mason

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Mason is one of my gorgeous nephews who is turning one in the month of April. He has the most beautiful laugh and sweet smile you have seen.

What better way to celebrate his birthday then with his own personalised frame and probably a few other gifts in the bundle as well (us Aunts just can’t help ourselves – can we).

Mason shares his middle name with my dearly departed granddad Victor so what better way to pay tribute to that and showcase it in his nursery.

Thinking about that cheeky smile and contagious laugh while constructing Mason’s piece of artwork made me smile.

He is a joy to cuddle and to be with and the moments I do get to share with him are cherished.

Hope my brother and his wife love it as much as I do.

Rosie

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So this one is a little different – I was requested to create a quirky piece for a lovely ladies birthday who loves the funny side of life. This come about from a lot of laughter about an Urban Dictionary search of her name – Rosie.

Rosie is also a fellow blogger – aredlipandanudeshoe.com.  She loves all things fashion, beauty, travel and food + wine.

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A person, usually a girl, who is extraordinary in every way, shape, and form. Her beauty surpasses that of any other girl in the world, for her beauty shines forth like a radiant sun. Her smile can light up an entire city for years it is so vibrant and beautiful. She is extremely sexy and beautiful even though she would never admit it openly. She’s the kind of person who is shy at first, but when you get to know her, you find she is cute, funny, silly and caring.

Whenever you see her walking down a street, you can see the angels that follow her with harps at the ready, for when she speaks, her voice is like that of an infinite number of harps being played by the most perfect angels found in heaven. Her love has no limits; her friendship extends even to those who have hurt her in the past. Every person who has met a Rosie just knows she will amount to something amazing in the future.

Her laugh and giggle is highly contagious to those around her. Be warned: if you fall for a Rosie, she will steal your heart, but do not be alarmed, for it is in the hands of an angel, and she will return the amount of trust and love you give her back to you, including the giving of her warm, loving heart.