Friday, November 14, 2008

A counting book for Sage

Sage and I signed up for a "Rock & Read" class at the public library, where we learn songs and poems for part of the time and then for 45 minutes, the children play while the moms make a book.

I got the idea to make a counting book, but also wanted to make something Christmas-y during the class (since it has a Christmas theme). But the counting book idea stayed with me, so I made it this past week at home.

(It was suppose to be a Christmas gift, but she caught me taking pictures of it the other day, so I gave it to her right away. She loves it!)

I thought I'd share it with you.

It's a 6x6" chipboard book, where I cut the pieces of chipboard myself and glued the pages to it. The pages are made up mostly of patterned paper-- I think I used almost every brand there is! (What a super way to use up some scraps!)-- and chipboard. I also added some KI gems to page one.

I had planned to bind it with a bind-it-all, but it was too thick, so I used binder rings instead.





























Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

Davinie said...

Super cute book, Leigh! I love that every page has a different subject to count.

croppin-chick said...

OH Leigh this is so awesome, when do you find the time??? I love this so much!

Angela said...

This is amazing!

valerie said...

WOW. This is amazing. Truly. What a cool idea. and a great book!

barbaraheide said...

beautiful book!

Heather M. said...

Oh my word, Leigh! That is one of the coolest books ever! You should totally submit it! What an awesome idea!

Amy W. said...

LEIGH! this is the cutest handmade book evah! i totally love this! :)

Katie said...

OMG!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that!!!

maria W said...

this book is so awesome i love it you did such a great job every page is so awesome :)

moredayslikethisplease said...

Absolutely PERFECT! I wish I had little ones that would like a book like this! OOOH maybe I'll make one for my nephews!

Shanna said...

yah! This is pretty much the CUTEST little book I have EVER seen! you're soooo talented!

Lindsey said...

Oh, Leigh, that book is divine! We've done ABC books but never a counting book - and McKenna (2) loves those peek-a-boo doors in books. I bet Sage just loves it!

Leah said...

What a great idea!! You should patent this project, it would really go over with other parents as well. I know I would buy a book like that! Great Job!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Leigh! My gosh, this is gorgeous! Each page is just a piece of art.....and it's interactive, too! Wow, how fabulous!

Sabine said...

Oh Leigh - this is stunning!!! I am totally loving this - wow!!

Liz said...

wow, Leigh!!! Amazing! I love it (especially the little flaps) and I'm sure Sage loves it too!

Wendy Kwok said...

I love this idea! Amazing colours in each page... just like a story book which I pick up from the library!

Joli said...

OMG Leigh!!!!! This book is amazing!!! Congrats on getting picked for publishing!

Megan Hildebrand said...

Beautiful book, Leigh. Those are the kind of gifts that she will treasure when she's older too. Very cute!

Crystal said...

That. book. is. marvelous!!!!!! What a beautiful piece of artwork for your daughter. I can see why they want to publish it - yeah for you - and for Sage to have such a great creation.

Sue said...

oh my gosh this is so cute...how creative!