Saturday, 21 November 2009

Mitten Book

I found this mitten chipboard book in the dollar bin at Michaels, what a bargain! I covered it in an American Crafts paper that already had a striped border on it, so that did for the cuff. The letter stickers are also from a AC pad, and I cut out tiny images of the children from those index prints that you get when you get photos developed

Here's a couple of pages from the inside, love those photos of Kiki playing in the snow last winter- the only snow she has ever seen in her 5 years living in London! Yes, I know I put a flower among the snowflakes on this page, but with these tiny books I go for making the pages look pretty and busy rather than telling a story. This little book will be James and Annie's christmas card this year.
It also fits in nicely with the challenge over on colour create this week, red, white and green.


32 comments:

Kath said...

what a gorgeous sweet little book...and love the pics of your gorgeous grandbabies....big hugs kath xxxxx

BlueRose said...

Boy, I need a new M's cause I never find cute things at ours....LOL LOL

Love the mitten book very nicely done up.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family♥

eiyiyi said...

What a great find! Love what you did with this little album. hugs, eileen

~BridgetL~ said...

I love it. I have this album and wasn't sure how I would decorate it. Thanks for some ideas. :)

Magoo said...

oh my word! This is just the cutest little set of mitts ever! What a great little book :) :) $1....I'm sooo jealous! great deal~and you dressed it up beautifully!

Magoo said...

oh my word! This is just the cutest little set of mitts ever! What a great little book :) :) $1....I'm sooo jealous! great deal~and you dressed it up beautifully!

Shelly said...

Beautiful!!! It's going to be a very special Christmas card.

~JulieH~ said...

Oh En
This is preciuos what a lovely Christmas card/keepsake for James and Annie. They will love it!
Hugs
Juliexx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh they are so cute. I just love it. (and I love the little flower) I am trying to make a little book, I haven't gotten very far with it, I have been so busy quilting.

Mrs Bs Blog said...

This is gorgeous, what a great find! A fantastic keepsake for anybody.. xxx

Lean said...

Wauw how cute....art work.
bye bye,Lean.

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic book Enfys love the shape and your have embellished it beautifully
Hugs Susie xx

pinky said...

Oh Enfys what a find and you have jewelled it up beautifully. Must better than a Christmas card, it will be cherished for a long time.
Pinky

Loopylou!! said...

this is just amazing en, they will adore it. i love the little pictures and kiki looks so grown up with max on her lap xxxxx

Marie said...

That is so cute i will have to look for the mittens album.Or i guess make my own. very cute project.

Hope Jacare said...

What a lovely Christmas card and the shape is fab! x

lisa said...

Evening Enfys. What a lovely gift you've created. Fancy finding the mitten in the bargain bin, it was a real find.
Thank you for your lovely comments. I shall look forward to my parcel with great excitement and it will be saved for the 25th I promise!
Have a great Sunday.

Lisax

Cheryl said...

oh this is so gorjus hun love it so beautifully decorated too love cheryl xxxx

kisatrtle said...

En, so cute! You are right that was a bargin. I'm still recovering from my hellish week. My gram died and my daugher has pnemonia. I had to fill in for my boss at work which meant I had to cook without instruction and that is never good. LOL. Humor is still in tact. That is probably a good sign.

Tasha said...

Hiya Enfys! Love this book - its such an awesome idea and so bright and fun
lov tasha xx

Sheila said...

Oh En, the mitten mini album is so cute. What a great idea for a special Christmas card. Your grandkids are precious.

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys,
that's fantastic. I'm exceted.
Hugs
Melodie

Carol said...

Enfys, what an adorable little mitten album ... it's loaded with charm through and through. The paper patterns and colors, and the pretty ribbons too, are so perfect for Christmas and you've just got to love the precious pics of the little ones too. =)

Hugz,
♥Carol♥

mueppi said...

What a wonderful idea, Enfys!
I love this little book!
hugs Gisela

LisaRN499 said...

Too adorable!! Your Grandbabies are cutie patooties!!! Thanks for sharing such a cute project!

Lisa

Jessica said...

What a great little book, and I'm sure they'll love it. Do they read your blog? I hope not, it would be a wonderful surprise! TFS

sue-bubbles said...

I adore your mitten album, such a lovely shape for a festive album and you've embellished it beautifully!
Sue x

Sandi Clarkson said...

Cute, colorful, mission accomplished. I really need to try one of those for holiday gifts.

Kelly said...

WOW...I never find anything like that in my bargin bins...what a find! This is GORGEOUS! Love the sweet pictures of your grandkids!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous lil book & so different, love what you did with it :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous. What a fantastic keepsake.

Thank you for joining us at Colour Create this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Chris said...

A gorgeous little book Enfys and such a great idea to make it a Christmas card. Wonderful photographs and I love the papers and embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time. Chris :)