Handmade gifts are a part of the family traditions Josh and I are building. Ever since we have dated, handmade gifts have always been something we have made for each other. And now that our family has grown, handmade gifts continue to be a theme in our holiday and birthday celebrations.
Monet turns two in about a week, and Josh and I are spending our spare time getting ready for her County Fair themed birthday party, along with finishing up the handmade gifts we have made for her.
This year, for Monet’s birthday, I made her an interactive photo album of her birth. Since I’m currently pregnant, and the baby’s ultrasound is scheduled for the day before Monet’s birthday, I wanted to take this birthday as an opportunity to talk to her about her birth. Do you remember the Moda Bake Shop feature I had a few months back, where I wrote a tutorial on how to make a Fabric Photo Album? Well that’s the book I used for Monet’s gift. Here are a few pictures of the book:
The book is filled with photos and memorabilia that Monet can touch and play with.
The book also has slots for scrapbook pages and the last page of the book is one big vinyl envelop filled with cards, letters, and other precious items that Monet can pull out and look at. Each piece tells a story.
Josh finished making Monet a play kitchen for her bedroom. Can you believe how cute this is? Here are a few photos:
Oh, and did I ever show you the bike that Josh made for Monet a while back? Here are a few photos:
Monet loves this bike, and I can absolutely see why. I think she senses how special it is, since it was made for her. Soon we will be able to flip it over, to make it taller, and turn it into a two-wheel bike.
If you also want to make handmade, here are some past handmade gifts we have made that could inspire you: