My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby fairly soon and were given a shower this past Saturday. I wasn't able to make it (they live about 8 hours away) but wanted to contribute, so I volunteered to make some party favors and a "wishes for baby" album. I'm not sure where those originated but I got the questions for mine off of this website.
I found a generic and pretty plain, but nicely purple, photo album at Michael's for only $1.75. I was just going to keep it purple since they are having a girl, BUT it was, like I said, pretty plain and the party theme was vintage and books - or something like that and this purple wasn't vintage or, other than it's shape, bookish.
|See, plain purple.|
|I peeled away the seams of the black cover paper on the inside of the photo book to get ready to put the fabric there and still be able to have a nice finish after.|
|Covered my space and the window of the photo book with newspaper and sprayed it with Elmer's craft spray glue.|
|After I got the front and the back centered, I cut a bit more fabric off so it would fit nicely under the black fabric that originated in the book.|
|Folding the corner and putting the black fabric back into place.|
|Glued the black fabric into place.|
|Here was another part that took some thought; how to get the fabric to tuck in nicely into the window. The backside of a craft knife worked great!|
|But the flap didn't look right, so I placed a button on. I wanted 3, but I only had 2 of the green in the toile and one of the tan buttons. It turned out nice anyway.|