Friday, March 28, 2008
I have been wanting to make one of these for a while. This little album is a week in the life of Andrew. It is a place to write down and remember the silly little everyday things. The toys he plays with. What he eats. The things he says. It's a thorough snapshot of his little 2 year old life.
This is how I did it:
First I painted a blank book. I wanted large blocks of color and strips of another color. I wanted the layout to look a little like paper layouts I do.
I added marker to outline the messy painted lines...so they wouldn't look so messy.
Then I used rub on letters. An A for the front. And for each day the first letter of that day. M for Monday, etc.
And, um, W for Wednesday.
Each day is a two page spread. They each have a piece of 'stuff' (a scrap with Ernie's pic, parts of a take-out menu, etc.), two photos and a list of things Andrew did that day. There is also a little circle paper with a quote from Andrew from the day.
I think I want to do this again in a few months, but somehow have each two page spread split into four and look at all of our lives. Including little Sprout.
But, we'll see.
Ok. Good night.
Posted by Dave at 7:52 PM