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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Utah ABC's

I have an adorable nephew named John.  He lives in Georgia, so I don't get to see him nearly as often as I would like.  But even with the distance, his Fife cousins think he's pretty amazing.

So when Christmas was approaching, we wanted to do something special to let John know that even though we can only hang out with him a few times a year (if we're lucky), we want to be a big part of his life.  Since he was just shy of a year old, a fabric ABC book seemed like just the ticket.

We searched our photo archives, snagged a few new shots, picked out fun fabrics and fabric printer paper, and got to work.  Thanks to the help and patience of all of my men, we were able to complete the project in a weekend.

But silly me - I didn't take any pictures of the actual book!  All I have are the photos we printed.  In the real book, the older boys wrote each letter and what it stood for in colorful fabric markers, which kinds of made them vary in legibility.  The boys also designed and created the book's cover (not pictured).  But if you're interested in what sorts of things a one year old might miss, see below:

And if you're interested in helping John get to see his cousins more often, let me know of any theaters in the West that might be looking for an awesome audio engineer.  Maybe we can convince his parents to move closer.


Miss Megan said...

That is so cool! I love the idea, and the photos and choices for the letters are perfect!