|This is Emma, the Christmas she got the book, doesn't look real thrilled at whatever Mommy is trying to get her to eat..|
I used fabric I had left over from the baby quilt I made for her older sister and the pink ruffle is also from the quilt I used for binding, it worked nicely to cover both edges. One of the few things actually sewn on. I laid it out as a cover and used a thick batting to stabilize it I also to help with that use wonder under and ironed it together both sides of the batting to both sides of the cover this gave it more strength.
since I wanted my pictures to show up I used plain white fabric. I used the iron on printer paper now they have where you can print right on the fabric which would have saved a lot of time.
I cut out all of the fabric so it would be the same size and then took the pictures and laid out how many I wanted to do. I have posted (some) of them here.
I found some cute ribbons and iron on appliques and some small gems at the craft store. I used Arlene's no sew glue to glue those on and last time I saw the book about 6 months ago everything was still in place. The only struggle I had was after so many pages were in it, got thick I ran two seems down the middle pages of the book and it has held up very nicely pretty much looks brand new.
The idea was that she would have a book and could see our faces when she wanted since we don't live that close and only get to see them a few times a year. I wanted it to be something that she could carry around and no one had to worry about her choking on anything or that she was messing up good pictures.
After I glued on the gems I tried my hardest to pull them back off once they dried none of them gave at all so I figured we were pretty safe.. I had a lot of fun making this and I hope this will be something Emma will pass on to her children maybe she will even add some more pictures to it.
|This is the front of the book I used iron on appliques I found at the store.|
|I ironed on the pictures, first this is a picture of my husband's parents and my daughters before they were married this way she had Granny and Pop in it also.|
|My husband and I, I always tell the kids including my sons that when they see a heart it means I love them so it seemed appropriate to put here.|
|My husband and I with our two granddaughters, this was made for the baby, Emma I am holding.|
|Granny Sue (great grandmother) holding Emma, they live 25 hours away so this was a rare occasion.|
|My three boys, technically her uncles|
|My husband and I with our daughters when they were in high school at a friends wedding.|
|Me holding Emma at her first birthday party I made this book right after this.|
|My daughter, Emma's Mother and my husband|
|My youngest daughter after her wedding.|