25 January 2010

Christmas in January

For the past few years, I've been a project contributor to one of Better Homes and Gardens' annual books, Christmas from the Heart. This book contains all sorts of Christmas ideas -- craft projects, recipes, decorating suggestions, and more.

I just recently received my copy of the 2009 book and thought I'd share some of my projects over the next few days, even though it is well past Christmas!

This particular project, a child's board book of Christmas shapes, was one of my favorites. I identified a few basic shapes -- rectangle, circle, star, etc. -- and found a set of Christmas chipboard (I used K & Company's Swell Noel line) in which those shapes were visible. The basic shapes are shown on the left pages of the book, and various chipboard shapes are on the right. The child is prompted to find the shapes within the decorative chipboard pieces.

You could certainly alter an old child's board book for this kind of project, but I used a blank book. Those of you who know me understand that I could never alter a book! :-)


Linda said...

Your board book is so beautiful! I also think ice on the trees can be beautiful as long as I am home and not on the roads. :) I hope it has melted for you by now too.

denali said...

Lookie there, you're famous and I didn't even know it. Neat! :)

(I could never alter a book either. Not even the one book in my life that I couldn't finish. [That one was evil and needed to disappear.])

Benita said...

How cool are you! :) Love the book & can't wait to see what other projects you did!

Janet said...

Aw, thank you, guys! This particular project was really fun to do. I made it with a little girl in mind and I hope she enjoyed it! :-)

Will try to post more this week!

And no, I am not famous! lol Not even close, nor do I care to be! Just happy to contribute in some small way!

Maureen said...

Well Holy Crow... I never knew. I knew you were talented, but to contribute to BH&G? Awesome!!!