6 April 2009

Baby's first year photos

When Sunnyboy was a newborn a relative mentioned to me about a 'Baby's First Year' photo frame that he'd seen, with photographs labelled from 0-12 months. I went looking for one in the shops but they were £16, which was out of our price range, so I decided to make my own. I struggled a bit trying to work out how to fit 13 pictures into the frame and finally decided to have 16 squares. For the extra 3 pictures I added a 4 month footprint, an 8 month handprint and a picture of myself with Sunnyboy at the end. I really enjoyed making this over the year and was pleased with the end result. At the moment it's in a clip-frame but eventually I'll find a nice secondhand frame for it.



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21 comments:

  1. Aw, I have to file this idea away for when baby #2 arrives in August. I love finding frames at Goodwill or thrift shops. If they're knicked, you can just fix 'em up with a permanent marker or some paint.

    Again, great idea!

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  2. This is so lovely, I love how you included the hand and foot prints. Of course, you needed to include yourself holding the babe.

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  3. That's a fabulous picture - and a great Make Do project! One of my nieces will be turning one in just a few weeks. You might have just turned me onto a great gift!

    Thanks!

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  4. You are so clever and creative. It seems you're always taking on a challenge to recreate something or solve a pesky problem. Thanks for participating!

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  5. That's simply gorgeous. Love your artistic style.

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  6. So, so sweet. I get a lot of great ideas of you, Sunnyboy's mamma. I must do a better job at creating photo memories for her and us.

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  7. that is a wonderful idea! precious memories. last year i gave my daughter a photo journal i had made up of photos of her life so far & wee pictures & letters she had written, i so enjoyed making it up.

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  8. How cute AND creative! Too bad all mine are older than a year...lol! I love the hand/foot print included :) So sweet!

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  9. I love this idea and how precious it would be for the mom at first birthday party

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  10. Sorry to be so dense...did you print them all the same size and adhere to cardstock? Or what?

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  11. What a great way to fill in the extra spaces - with hand & foot prints. That is a special reminder of your babe's first year!
    Have a great weekend.

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  12. Michelle, I started it when he was 3 months so the first 4 pictures I printed and stuck along the top row. Then I chose a photo at the end of each month and added them one by one. I still had the picture hanging on the wall during that time and slowly it filled up.
    I keep meaning to start putting together one with yearly photos in now.

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  13. Oh yes and I did stick them onto cardstock. I could have been more precise cutting them out as some are a bit wonky and not quite the same size, but I didn't have much spare time in that first year. This was one of the few projects I even completed!

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  14. Great idea, and this looks lovely!

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  15. This is really fun - I love photo collages. Nice look with the added prints. THanks for linking to Kid Friendly Friday!

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  16. This is so adorable!! I do a yearly photo collage for the kids (one pic per month), but I like how you have added the footprint and hand print. What a sweet way to keep a memory of the first year.

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  17. I have one of those frames that I got as a baptism gift and I have to say I like your version a lot better. Those frames are kind of cheesy anyway.

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  18. Katie, yes I did think the frames I saw in the shops were a bit cheesy too :)

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  19. LOL...yes, I know what you mean. I actually have one of the frames and there are only 3 pictures in it. SO, yeah.

    Okay, this sounds easy enough. thanks so much for the tips and the extra help. ;}

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  20. I have one- I thrifted it a few months back. It has one large oblong slot for his newborn photo, and then around the photo like a clock, there's twelve more slots. Yours turned out quite lovely :)

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