>> Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This summer, I made a baby book for a little boy named Liam. For the covers, I used a colorful paper with animal shapes, which I think is a perfect choice for a baby book. I paired the paper with an orange bookcloth for the spine of the book, which perfectly matches the color of the lions on the paper. To complement the orange, I bound the book with blue thread, which also coordinates with the printing on the pages and the endsheets. And the handmade photo corners made with and orange and yellow striped paper adds a playful touch to the pages.
The customer came up with some great ideas for things that she wanted to include in the book, like a spot to write the story of Liam's name (what a great name, by the way!) and a page all about Thanksgiving. I've since added both of these to my standard baby book template. The design for my baby book continues to evolve. I love the way that it started out last year, but with every customer I've worked with, I've come up with ideas to make the book better.
As always, you can find more info about customized baby books in my Etsy shop.