For the past 7 months I have had "Make Lily Craft Book" on my list of "things I really want to do if I get time." My mom gave me a free shutterfly book coupon, and I was sick of looking at it on my list. I finally started putting in on my calendar in ten minute appointments every night at 10pm. (Happiness Project advice) It took a long time, but it makes me SOO happy. I have taken pictures of Lily crafting and of SOME of her artwork over the years. I have probably only taken pictures of about half of her artwork, and I could only fit about half of that into the book. I didn't include anything she made at school, because I had to draw the line somewhere. She makes several things every day. Lily has never played with toys. I can't think of anything, besides her Daisy, Minnie, and Lucy dolls, that she has played with for more than a few minutes at a time. She just doesn't play with toys. But, the girl will craft.
When she first started coloring around 18 months, I never imagined crafting would be her thing. Crafting is Lily's happy place. As I looked back through pictures of her crafting over the years and of her artwork, it was really special to be able to see how focused she was even when she was really young. She is so creative and generous. Almost of her crafts are for other people and are made with a great amount of thoughtfulness.
I am going to start making a book every year, I think.
Here is a link to the Shutterfly book. I don't actually expect anyone to look at it, but I do like that it is here for documenting purposes.
Create your own personalized photo books at Shutterfly.com.