Wednesday, 4 February 2015


This is my desk this chilly Wednesday morning... you will see that I am just finishing off the 4th little Family Birthday book.  Yes, 4 of them! LOL  You see, there is me and my three brothers... so I thought it would be fun to make us each a birthday book of the family.
This one is for my eldest brother.
My brother with his two children.
So I added photos of the family members to the relevant month in the book.
July is a busy month for birthdays... two brothers, my Dad and my niece
and I left enough room for extra birthdays or anniversaries to be added if needed.
I used some papers for this one that I have had since Saudi Arabia so I feel great that I have made a smallish dent in the stash of papers ... its always difficult making stuff for my brothers because I have to be so careful with colours... all three of them are colour blind and see reds and browns as greens so it will be interesting to hear how he likes this!! :)

I won't bore you with all the pages... or Julia will be on my case for a very long post! LOL


  1. I'm whizzing round all my fav blogs while the twinnies play dressing up by me 😃
    What special books you're making....I'm sure they will be treasured.
    Hugs Annie x #15

  2. Love those birthday books, I`ve never actually got around to making one but have watched countless videos with the intention of making them.
    Jan S no 55

  3. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!! Have a great week & God bless!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #9

  4. What lovely gifts, and such a great idea. It must be very strange to be colour blind. My nephew is and has a bright orange car, I can't imagine what colour he thinks it is, lol.
    Hugs Lisa x#68

  5. Wow, 4 books...that is quite a job. And I would be interested to hear how they liked their books...we had a colour blind guy in our art class...his stuff was always interesting colour wise...#56

  6. A great idea and so beautifully made too. x Jo #38

  7. You could never bore me with any of your pictures of work you have done. Great idea and beautifully executed. I love the cover especially.
    Hugs, Neet 29 xx

  8. I have NO idea why it took so long for this to show up on my sidebar, but I'm here now. Your handmade books always fascinate me. Using old stash is great, isn't it? It helps get rid of things, yet use them up at the same time. And you have found the perfect way to do both.

    How did YOU get the color gene (grin)? Hope your bros like their books.

    Not playing this week, but still had to stop by.

  9. What a lovely gift idea. Happy WOYWW! #80

  10. What a super idea and gift I'm sure they will love it. Anne x #40

  11. I have a bisto gravy tube and two other round containers that would look beautiful if they were "altered". I am NEVER going to do this but I could happily send them to you and you could then alter them and give them to someone else. Email me if this is a good idea

  12. Your book is fab and what a great idea for a gift as someone else has said I am sure they are going to love it.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 21
    Happy Belated WOYWW

  13. Gorgeous book and lovely idea (as always)

  14. Gosh you have been busy Annette. What fabulous books - each one bound to become a family treasure.
    Toni xx

  15. Oh what a brilliant idea. I used to have one of those perpetual diaries which I kept all my birthdays in, I need to get a new one, it's gone missing somewhere along the way. Yours is a much nicer, personal one.

    Carmen x #53

  16. Those books are going to be treasured by your family. Interesting to hear how he perceives the colour choices.
    Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @13

  17. catching up with some more desks before I go out - have also been looking at the family birthday books, they are wonderful!! Helen 8

  18. What an amazing idea! They will be so loved and treasured. Happy crafting, Chris # 11


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