1/12/11

A book for Dylan


Our west coast nephew (my sister-in-law's son) turned one in December. He is such a sweet boy, and my husband and I were happy we could be there for his first birthday back in Seattle.

Here's a board book I made for his birthday (like this one). My husband helped me write the story and I illustrated and designed it. The story is about a day of fun spent with the people (and pug) who love Dylan.









Some more photos here.

20 comments:

Love Your Way said...

this is way too cute...

cnicole said...

This is precious!

Phil said...

Really love your designs, especially the gifts you guys make for family! Perfect illustrations of Dylan, Tyson, and all the family members!!

Katy said...

That is such a special present to give. Lovely idea.

Do you make it yourself or get it printed up?

amanda jane said...

Ah! This is such a cute idea! Again, your design is just lovely.

Won said...

LOVE this. i think my favorite page is the one of abe's dad. :)

Jenna Robert said...

Absolutely amazing!

jellysun said...

Yes, this book (and Erin) are truly nothing short of AMAZING! I still read it over and over all the time. We are so blessed by you and Abe! Miss you tons!

Love, Joanna (mom to the lucky recipient of the book!)

kiteride said...

this is way too cute!

Michelle said...

Can you be my aunt ;) Too cool!

Amber said...

You are so clever! You should set up a business and do these for people. You can have a questionnare that people fill in and some photos and then you create the story around that. Great!

julia :: the long long swing said...

absolutely love this idea. so much so that i just wrote about it on my own blog. i think it'd be neat to involve a big brother or sister in creating a book for a little sibling. might not look as terrific as yours, but would be fun!

and i love amber's idea, above, too!)

adorable.

peonylovespink said...

How adorable! I love the illustrations plus the fact it's from Seattle! Go Hawks!

sunsfromsanfrancisco said...

Oh man! This makes me cry it's so cute!! And I love how accurate your portrayals of everyone are! (the grandparents were killing me...nervous to see those ny aunt and uncles tho). :) It is really amazing Erin.

Wahzat Gayle said...

this is a super fabulous idea
(clicked on a link at a Cup of Jo and here I am saying Hello :))

wwwmelissalehman said...

So fun!!! What a great idea! A real keepsake!

Julie said...

This is such a neat book! He will treasure this forever.

Caroline Royce said...

I think this is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Ever.

robayre said...

what a wonderful idea! I have such fond memories of reading board books to children in stint as a church nursery supervisor. Now I want to make a board book of my own :)

BunnyCakes said...

Hi Erin,
Can you please share where you get your board books printed? Thanks!