11.30.2007

Christmas card idea #1

Last year I made a little book of our family's top ten collections: various stacks, piles and other groupings of noteworthy ephemerae. (I changed our name on this page to remain incognito). I printed the pictures on heavy white paper, and the cover on pale green letter paper from www.papersource.com. As the book was fairly substantial, I actually got out my tool box, and used my handy drill to make six holes through the center. Then I stitched it all together with pretty string, using a heavy needle.

This is a picture of my husband's favorite collection: his ipod tunes. (I don't know if you can see them well enough on the computer, but some of them are really hilarious: Tiffany, "I think we're alone now" (yes he grew up in the eighties!) and the history of the Vikings. Yes, this sums up his well-rounded personality!

This was actually the #1 collection: the sock graveyard, full of discarded stinky socks and underwear. (I'm sure most of you have one of these collections in your house!)

This was my then three-year-old's bedtime collection: her favorite stuffed animals and books.

I have seven more pictures of our collections, but alas it would make far too long of a posting. This was a really fun project to make: the kids loved thinking about their various collections, and I loved sketching them. What are your family's favorite collections?

5 comments:

lynne said...

this was my favorite card, ever! in fact it is still sitting on an end table in our family room and i think i have shown it to every person who walks into our house!

Laura said...

That's such a great idea!I just wish I could draw!!!I'm especially loving the i-pod!teehee

Beata said...

What a great idea!

iHanna said...

Haha, your collections is a bit unconventional, but very fun and great sketches. I'd like to see a photo of the finished book!

Molly I. said...

i just found you this morning and have been reading the archives. Lovely stuff here; very inspiring. If you see the stats jumping around -- that's me :) - Molly