Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cool Handmade ABC Book

I felt like I was dragging today after a night with very little sleep. However, getting the mail totally made my day!! There was a package from my diva friend from college, Brooke. Inside was a darling frog blanket for Charlie, along with a handmade ABC book!!

I have loved the wonderful and thoughtful gifts friends and family have sent to Charlie, but I wanted to highlight this since it's such a unique idea for a baby gift.

Brooke used pictures from my blog for some of the pages, which is so fun. Eli loved looking at the book with me, especially when there were pictures like this one.


Brooke is quite talented in Photoshop...





Eli loves that Thomas is in the book.

It even features Brooke's dog, Whopper :)

Thank you Brooke! I was really touched by the time and thought you put into this darling book. Charlie will love it as he gets older (and Eli loves it too!).

15 comments:

jcsev said...

Wow! How did she do that? I want to make one! It is awesome!

DC Diva said...

That may just be the cutest thing I have ever seen. EVA. Brooke, open a business, girlfriend!!

Marci said...

What a GREAT gift!!! That book is awesome!

Beckie said...

ok that is the CUTEST thing EVER!!!
Where Can I order one for Ava???
Brooke, can we be friends???

L O V E IT!!!!

Young Family said...

It is so cute!

LINDSAY said...

Very Cute. It's funny you just got one of those cause I'm in the process of collecting pictures for a book for Katelyn. Craig's mom got a kit from her ward homemaking to do for Kate and I thought it was a great idea so I wanted to make one too.

Harley King said...

A true labor of love. Nice work, Brooke, this would have taken me ten years.

Hillary said...

What an awesome idea and gift! She is so creative. Wow, that will be something so special for Charlie when he gets older.

Rachie said...

Oh, I love that book. I want to buy one!

Sarah Beck said...

Wow, that is such a cute book!

Brooke said...

Sarah!! I'm so glad you liked the book! My little sister took a book binding class at BYU and I made her teach me stuff when she came to visit a few weeks ago. I've made a few other ABC books for friends and fam, but yours was the most fun cause you had so many cute pics to choose from on your blog. I love you and am so happy that Charlie is here! Can't wait to meet him.

Laura said...

Amazing book! What an incredible gift! When Kennedy was diagnosed a lady took pics for an abc book and it is one of my favorite things I have of her. you will cherish that always i''m sure. I hope that you start getting better sleep! He's already looking so old now!

Jenna said...

o.k. I love that book. Maybe you can show me a close up view so I can try and make one. I really think it is so cute!

emandteem said...

Brooke is so super talented. I love the book. I'm sure she had fun with all of the great pictures you post. I love the matching PJs.

The Knisley's said...

Oh my gosh! Brookie! What a cool idea! You are too talented