For the year 2009, I think I can conclude that one of the most enjoyable gift I have made and probably the most meaningful gift as well is this Christmas Photo Album with Christmas Themed Fabric Cover mostly in my favourite green colour; and the green tone here is Lincoln Green.
If I could use the term ‘Everything I like’ it certainly applies to every material or item used. I love hard copy photos as I am sentimental so in the first page of the photo album I place one of our photos. My love for Photo Albums to hold photos is one special book that we can look at and relate to – be it people, animals, objects, place and time – sometimes the moment becomes special only when we move forward and looked back in time. So customizing a photo album cover has become one of my joy to create.
I made this gift for my partner’s parents. His dad favourite colour is green, both of them loves to garden and because Christmas is one festive that is really special for them as it is a celebration of being together so a gift most appropriate none other than a photo album to keep all Christmas photos together.
Material used for the cover are felt, a bunch of artificial flowers, ribbons and a ring.
Hope this gift idea appeal to you for next Christmas.
I gives me great joy to share with you two gifts I made recently for meant for a baby girl. I think both gifts are really practical, functional and rather easy to make.
One of the gift is a Baby Nappy Changing Sheet and the other gift is a Fabric-cover-customised Photo Album.
For the Baby Nappy Chang Sheet Gift I had actually stumbled upon the suitable material to use and the idea came upon me when I was browsing books for Baby Gifts. Sorry I do not know the actual term of the material but one side of the material used has to be coated-fabric, the feel should be ‘waterproof or rubber based’ yet comfortable to feel for a baby. I had used thick wadding as the lining layer and the other other material used here is felt fabric.
The other gift item I made was a customised fabric cover photo album. The colour theme is baby’s mom favourite colour. I had personalised the cover with the initial of the baby’s name and year born. To make the cover of the album look outstanding just add ribbons and a heart to complete the entire look. Well, the gift is meant more as a keepstake for the mommy to store all baby photos.
There are many good books on gifts to make for babies but one consideration should be the ease of material supplies, skill level in using the sewing machine and most important is time…which I am always running short of.
Hope you enjoy reading this entry and find the ideas useful.