We have been bad parents about keeping Franca's baby book up-to-date and sadly, Mina doesn't even have a baby book! (yet.)
I did have a collection of Mina's baby keepsakes thrown on top of her dresser and was feeling like I need to get/make some sort of container before they all got lost.
I saw this keepsake box/baby book and really loved it, but not the $55 price tag. I felt like I needed to do something a little more personal, so I decided to make one myself.
Franca and I left a sleeping Mina at home with Marc and headed off to AC Moore.
- Wood Box $10 w/ 40% off = $6.00
- Martha Stewart gift tags $2.80
- MS mini cards and envelopes $2.80
- MS flower embellishments $3.50
- Scrapbook paper $1.20
First, I lined the inside with the scrapbook paper and wrote Mina's name on the tag for the outside and inside.
Then, I made envelopes and cards for all her keepsakes so far.
(Yes, I am a sicko for keeping her belly button nub.)
I'm on the lookout for a small blank book to use as a baby book. Or maybe a cute/modern pre-made one? Marc and I decided that we will do the long-overdue updating of Franca's book when we make Mina's.