Monday, 19 May 2008

Daddy's Blue Birthday Book

I have managed to download all the photo's of Pauls book that I made him for his birthday into a slide show.. I apologise as some photo's are sideway's, but you can see what is on the page.
This is the first time that I have made a paperbag book, and I must say I am really pleased with it... I would have liked to have placed hole's down the left side and threaded through more ribbon. But, as I added more to the book's pages it got so thick I was unable to add this at the end. If I wanted to do this in the future on another book, I would make the holes at the start once I have placed all the base papers on, before I start adding the detail.
Paul is really pleased with the gift. It was really emotional making the book and we shared tears as he opened the pressie and read it. I found it so good to journal on the tag's placed within the book and have learn't how this can really make the pages come alive. I decided to make the book as a story about a princess and her daddy.....
Paul enjoyed his birthday as best he could... we went to Bluewater to try and find him a gift... 4 days on and a trip to Lakeside too, he is yet to decide what he wants... I am finding it soooo frustrating as I could spend his birthday money for him 100 times over.. Infact, at Bluewater I managed to buy some stash from an art shop and Paperchase, I have posted these below on another post.. Paul left empty handed..
Today I have added a little pet to my blog, a spider called Incy Wincey, I hope that she is well behaved when you visit....
Well, the search for a gift continues..... MAGIC AND SPARKLE XXXXXXX

8 comments:

kelly said...

lovin the blue book is so cute must have taken you ages!!! xx

Shirley said...

That blue book is awesome, you have some very precious memries in there.

Inspiration Alley said...

The book is fantastic, a really special present.

bubblegum said...

Wow what a fabulous paper bag book - it is amazing. That is something to be cherished. ;)

Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. ;) :)

Blog candy comp on my blog if you would like to have a go. ;)

Debbie xx

elliemook said...

Wow, that is fabulous and such a special gift x

Jane said...

As my Dad is fond of saying, "I can't stand people who have got money and don't spend it!". This usually directed at me when I'm hanging on to my money!

The book looks fabulous - a great gift to treasure :o)

Kerry said...

That must have taken a long time to do. It looks well worth it though.

dddeeebbbzzz said...

What a beautiful book and a very special present. Something to be looked at again and again over the years and will give you both so much pleasure.