today we threw a baby shower for some very dear friends. it was a lovely party with a delicious brunch and no cheesy uncomfortable shower games, but my favorite project was a gift we created for the parents-to-be: an alphabet book! i was initially inspired by this post on the craftzine blog, but then the more i tried to figure out the logistics and tried to envision all of these friends trying to sew together a felt page and get it mailed to me in two weeks, the less i believed it would work. then, i remembered this other book idea i’d seen recently and i realized i could combine the two ideas and make this all so much simpler. i sent out an invitation to friends near and far, asking them to send me an photo representing one letter of the alphabet, preferably using a word that had special meaning for the parents. once i got the photos back (and what a fantastic variety of styles and words i got!) i added text to the images and printed them out at 4×6″ and just tucked them all into a plastic photo album. want a sneak peek at the inside?