I just love those handy photo books large and small, with soft covers or hard ones, with 20 pages or 200 – I like them all. In fact, looking back I have ordered all variations of it online. My go-to place is Shutterfly. These books cost anywhere from $20 -$100. The set-up is pretty straight-forward and design options are great, too! The finished book looks so professional that everyone wonders who ‘designed’ them for us. 🙂 I’ve given photo books as gifts – especially to my mom – who doesn’t use a computer or a smart phone! Imagine that! All other close friends & family are online and get flooded with photos everyday. But my mom is old-school in this area. So every year I create a photobook of the highlights just for her. She loves them.
Recently I’ve purchased a Groupon for a 20-page photobook and knew just how I was going to use it…
Unlike all previous books this one was going to feature YaseminTea handmade items! All in one place, perfectly bound, with a padded glossy cover! Considering that the Groupon cost me $10 only I thought this was a great investment! I had an hour before the kids came home from school and 20 pages to fill! I browsed my online albums and selected 38 pictures that best represented me. A little cropping, a few captions later I had placed my order! Easy peezy! I’ve ordered on a Friday and received my book by the following Tuesday. I should mention that the shipping & handling is not included in the Groupon and actually cost me another $11.99. but once I held my book in my hands I knew it was worth the price. It beautifully summarizes my four-year journey of sewing children’s clothes.
(The glossy front cover featuring my new logo.)
(Even the back is pretty – just like fabric. I’d like two yards of it please!)
It all started with skirts: Twirly, bouncy, mini, midi, and my daughters’ favorite maxi skirts!!
I quickly added dresses to my second favorite thing to make for my girl(s). Especiallly the peasant style dress in all variations is one of my favorites to sew.
Last year, I have added the padded zippered pouch. I have my own pattern that has a stand-up bottom. I’ve given these as gifts to teachers, girlfriends, neighbors etc. Some I stuffed with organic travel-sized cosmetics, others with a gift card.
I made many little heart shaped and lavender filled sachets…
… some home decor involving the ever-so-popular embroidery hoops… 🙂
Oh, and there was Halloween & Pioneer Day at school to sew for.
And lots & lots of doll clothes, quilts, and the Oliver+ S hair bow ties!
Sewing has gotten even more fun ever since my littlest baby joined our family. I get to make two of everything! That’s double the fun!
Now this pretty book will join the many others on our coffee table.
Hope you are having many Kodak moments yourself!