Thursday, February 5, 2009

shhhhh....

my posts seem to come in bundles. we do lots of fun stuff all at once, and then nothing at all for weeks, it seems. so, because there is a lull right now...but with two birthdays, valentine's day, a visit from ryan's parents and other fun stuff just around the corner...i will post something i was planning to post on leah's birthday.

a pre-birthday scoop:
this is the quiet book (or silence book as brandon porter calls it - LOVE that) i made for leah. it's a combo of ideas from my mom and danielle porter with a little bit of creativity and/or laziness from myself. there is a lot of love and hours poured into this thing, that's for sure. it's not perfect, but i'm definitely proud. leah will get it on her birthday and sundays will hopefully be a little more pleasant for us. :)

11 comments:

ed and kelli said...

i love this.. it turned out so well. i am going to need patterns for the future!

R and K said...

Maren, great work! Can I hire you to make me one? When we are at my mom's ward, Nora is just enthralled with hers. Glad your spirituality can improve.

Brad, Debbie, and K squared said...

This is so precious! I am glad you took a picture of every page so that I can try and copy you. :) I also need to ask Danielle to see a copy of hers (well, I guess it is Laneah's...). Really this is so great. You should be proud of yourself!

Cheryl and William said...

Seriously, it is SO AMAZING Maren!! I really think that you could charge big money for it.

laska said...

wow..that is so amazing mare. I absolutely love it, and I'm sure leah will too! hope you have a fun time over the next few weeks!

B, C, and D said...

So darling! What a fun thing for Leah. I know she will LOVE it!!

Julia said...

super cute, mare.

Jessica said...

this is adorable! i'm in the process of making one for emily's birthday. did you use a pattern? you did a fantastic job. also, i need to talk to you about how it was leaving Leah to go to China. Ryan and I are planning a trip to china for the summer with his parents but i'm scared of leaving emily!! i need some insight on how it went for you

Scott and Natalie said...

i would really love to make one of these! I will have to get some ideas from you when i decided to do this.

rachel said...

Wow, Maren that book is awesome!

Karen Hauley said...

Awesome, awesome.