Saturday, December 22, 2012

Baby Blocks (not so) Mini Album


Excuse me while I collapse in an exhausted heap!  Have you ever undertaken a project that was so big part way through you thought to yourself "what have I done?"  This baby blocks album is one of those projects.  It's huge.  Enormous.  Pain staking.  Totally worth it but I swear I will never EVER make another one in my life!

ABC Photo Album

This album is an impressive decor piece that consists of a functional draw and three blocks, each block measures 5.5" square, and in total the piece when assembled sits at around 14" high.

The pattern is called "A Year In Review" and if you would like to see the album in live action you can watch this video by the patterns author, Kathy Orta.

ABC Photo Album

Each block houses a draw that holds two hinged frames, and each hinged frame holds two albums, for a total of four albums per block.

ABC Photo Album

ABC Photo Album

  ABC Photo Album

There are three blocks, giving a total of 12 albums, hence the title "A Year In Review".   The entire project is intended to record the baby's first year.

ABC Photo Album 

Each mini album has three pocket pages inside, and there is a double photo mat slipped inside each pocket page. This album has a lot of real estate for holding those precious baby moments. 

ABC Photo Album

I have used the beautiful Little Darlings paper range by Graphic 45 throughout the album, offset by Vanilla card stock by Kaisercraft. I am so glad this is done! 

This project has taken me a good two months to complete. Not every day, but every minute I have had spare to craft I have spent it on this and finally completed it two days ago in a mad pre-Christmas-I-bet-the-baby-is-going-to-come-early panic. 

My dearest friend and his lovely wife are expecting their first baby in a matter of days. Girl, you can pop that little Prince out now, his present is done! :o)

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  1. OMG, this is a really big project and it's so beautiful. I can see it's lots of work put into it and lots of details to do.

    Saw you at MIM and stoped by. Once again congratulations for finishing it. I'm not sure if I would have been able to do something soo complex.

    Have a happy holidays and all the best in new year.
    Hugs, Keti

  2. Oh my! this is so beautiful Morgan... I think your friend is going to treasure this forever!!... Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make it Monday... have a lovely Christmas too!..

  3. Hi Morgan
    I saw your lovely creation on MIM and came to take a closer look. What a super fantastic creation! WOW! I absolutely LOVE it. Gorgeously made and inspirational too.
    Michaela xx

  4. Whoa! I seen this on MIM, and my first thought was, this must've been a major undertaking, and after reading your post..I was right. But I tell yeah, your hard work has sure shown through. It's just lovely, and you should be so proud.


    Merry Christmas