Custom Baby Memory/Record Book

11 July 2014 at 19:27 (Artwork, Random Randomness) (, , , )

Another baby, another book needed to save the records. The ready-made books are not really suited. It looks a bit silly when you have to cross out references to christening days and godparents and first Christmases and so on. So I thought, why not do it on the cheap and make it myself? And that way I can include only those things which will be relevant. So this is how I went from this…

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… to this:

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So it was simply a case of making a nice-ish cover (I originally planned to cover it with brown paper, with a heart cutout, which would be lined with red shiny paper), which I made out of cheap white paper, crinkled and washed with diluted ink (the blue hue shows up only under optimal lighting conditions), then decorated with bits and bobs.

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Here are some samples of what’s inside:

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So we’ve got a place here for a scan picture, and photos of the birth day.

babybook2
A place for notes on the baby’s personality, and a family tree (very annoying making that one!)

babybook3
Favourite things, and first signs and words (I am a very big believer in teaching babies to sign).

babybook4
A month by month height and weight record, with space for photos. I did this up to 12 months.

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