Saturday, August 30, 2014

Another gift album for a baby

Remember that Baobab baby pullover I've been working on?  It's taking a long time, but I'm to the neck shaping portion, so I'm hoping it'll be done soon.  It's bigger than it's supposed to be, so I hope when I'm done that it'll fit the baby.  If not, then I'm prepared to knit a larger size, which will hopefully not take me nearly as long.

In the meantime, Steve made an 8x8 scrapbook that the parents can just add pictures and some journaling to.  He's done this for the other babies born to his coworkers, so he's pretty quick by this time.  I blogged about one in January (you can see that here, but the giveaway is over).

I'm only going to show you a few of the pages to hopefully give you some ideas for gifts or for your own scrapbooks.

Here's the first page introducing the baby:

Embellishments really make the pages easy to put together and are so cute!  Steve found a pack of borders (there was a train right in front, so that was a no-brainer), so many of the pages have borders to give the album a cohesive look:

Steve added some embellishments on top of the borders in the above pages.  That's a good way to use them up, and it makes the borders very cute!

The theme for the next set of pages is "Playtime", and the borders used are cars and trucks:

Here's what Steve did with the train borders:

The embellishment says, "our little MR", which is referring to the baby being a little mister, but "MR" also stands for "Model Railroader", which ties in to what the baby's father does.  I'm hoping there will be pictures of the baby in an engineer's cap and overalls on these pages.

The next two pages are all about the "firsts" - haircut, bath, and tooth:

Steve did some of the pages while I was gone, so I was surprised when I flipped through the finished book and saw this:

He dipped into my scrapbook paper and embellishments!  :)  It's very cute, isn't it?

The final two pages I'll show you are the "Brotherly Love" pages necessary for babies who have older brothers:

Steve used my Quickutz for the letters and hearts, and he made his own border using a pair of fancy scissors.

That's it!  I'll get to work on that sweater so I can show that to you, too!

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