Love Letter to a Daily Life in Hamburg or…New Prima

A Couple months ago I found this old typewriter book at an antique store in NJ and I fell in Love with it and knew I would alter it some day.


I love the unusual format and I had fun using pictures with this beautiful new line by Prima for CHA. the pictures are all about the normal every day life in my City Hamburg. There is lot’s of pockets – hidden and obvious :

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Ranger Distress Crackle Paint

 I really love altering books- I hope you like it 🙂

huge hugs



  1. What a adorable, cool, sweet, awesome minialbum!

  2. Oh.. so nice! Thanks for this inspiration. 🙂 xo

  3. I really love this project with the old typing book! Funny thing, I had that book when I was in high school learning typing. It brings back memories!

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  5. Pam in New Jersey says:

    Nat, What a unique shaped book to alter ! Love the pockets.

  6. What a great altered book! I’m totally inspired to go and try this….!

  7. so cute! I’ve collected so many books and have yet to do this! I’ve been inspired!

  8. Wow…..have read about doing this, but seeing it is another thing! What a treasure you have created here!

  9. whaouu, c’est tres beau!

  10. Liz Thayne says:

    This is really wonderful. I would love to spend time looking through this book. Well done and what agreat idea for a theme.

  11. Sue Clarke says:

    What a delightful mini…I could spend hours just looking through it!
    How special that it has the typewriter pics and the format is grand.

  12. Love this so much! We are going to be in Germany this Aug. to see friends after seeing family in Holland. I hope we make it to your cool town.

  13. Brilliant! Love how you turned an old typewriter book into an alterred scrapbook about your own life. I’m now going to be on the look-out for a book that I can alter. Thank you for sharing, Nat!

  14. How cool!! LOVE what you did with it!!

  15. What a find and loved how you made it a “Nathalie” book!

  16. Dara Lynn says:

    I saw this book on the Prima blog and fell in love!!!! Beautiful new line !! Looove how the “contents” came together!!!!!! Totally you girlie….and loving it!

  17. Your book is fabulous, Nat, thanks for sharing it with us! Very inspiring!!

  18. This is beautiful. You are so creative.

  19. Simply wonderful!

  20. This is gorgeous Nathalie. You are very talented. You have just given me a great idea, I wish to scrap a book for my Dad, he was a banker and I have an old bank passbook, which I wanted to incorporate but didnt know how. I will use it as a storage pocket for some photos.

  21. Love the book and love this Prima collection!

  22. Jenny Palmer says:

    That is really lovely
    waves from Tasmania

  23. What a fantastic project. X

  24. Just gorgeous Nat.

  25. Have never thought of altering a book….But WOW, this is amazing!!! Keen to give it a go, thanks for sharing!!

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