Each year I make a birthday book for the children. It is a gathering of highlights from the year that passed, pictures that appeal to their memories and are sure to stay with them as they leaf through the pages. The books are greatly loved, and both children enjoy coming back and looking through the pages again and again. Once the excitement wears off, I keep them in a safe place and bring them them out on occasion, so that they will last for years to come. I make them very simply,
and each year they are a little different.
If all my things were not packed up, I would show examples of previous years, however this is what Kaleena's will look like this year.
I used brown paper bags for the book cover, I made it a double layer for durability and because one side of the paper bag had writing. For the pages I used watercolor paper because I had it on hand, usually I might use card stock. To the front i Mod Podged a pressed flower.
Here it is all dry and shiny. I folded up all my paper, chose the pictures I wanted to use, cut them to size and glued them in the pages.
Then I used a strong household needle and waxed cotton string to sew up the middle
And here it is all finished. I keep it simple, with simple drawings and crayon colors.
I love how it turned out, and I am looking forward to give it to Kaleena.
~Thank you for sharing with me, and a very happy monday to you all~