This is the big project we've been working on here for a couple of weeks, a gift for Adelaide. The boys and I made her a fabric book. They wrote the 'story,' choose (and took some) of the photos, and I turned it into a fabric book. It was definitely a learn-as-you-go kind of project since I didn't even have a fabric book in the house to copy the construction of. Yikes. Basically, I used two layers of batting for each 'page', and sandwiched them all together. It's a rather long book, actually, which made the sewing near the end a bit wonky. And because I felt challenged enough by the construction of it all, I went for the easy package of pre-treated fabric, ready for printing on. Oh, and the fabric - it's all scraps and leftovers from projects I've made her in the past year, mostly her clothes. Because, you know, I'm trying to raise a sentimental fool like myself.
Just a few of the pages. The boys wanted it to be a book about 'things and people she loves'. So there's lots of family photos, and pets, and favorite toys, and favorite spots in the world, and of course, those shoes. Can you read that first page? "This is you, Adelaide. Sometimes we call you Goo Goo, Baby Goo, Ada, Lady A, or Adddie. You have so many names because we love you soo much." Um, yeah. I pretty much balled when they told me those words to add.