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Saturday Spot: Our SketchBook Project…

January 19th, 2011 · 28 Comments

I always new I would write a book… I just didn’t realize it would be a picture book with my kids about “A Day in Our Lives.” But we did it!!! We created a book and posted it by the deadline… it is on it’s way to become part of the Sketchbook collection at the Brooklyn Art Library!!! Very Exciting stuff and hopefully one day someone will lay their hands on it and read it!!!


Our house was chaos of shredded papers and snippets of fabric and half a pipe-cleaner and two markers and pencils and paints and drawing pens and life went on through all of it and it was a lot of fun!!! Trust me on this, you want to write a book with your kids!!! Here’s the cover, not too inspired but hay it is what’s inside that counts!!!


Meantime you can have a sneak peak at some of our pages. And the happy truth about life with se7en + 1 kids: All of us…
We aired our laundry…
We swept…
We practiced…
We shopped…
We mended…
And we baked…
And of course our favorite thing… we read…
This was just a taste, if you would like to see our complete book, then follow the link…

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Home Zone · Inside · Paper Crafts · Saturday Spot

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 homeschool 4 muslims // Jan 19, 2011 at 9:51 am

    oh this is great! me and my kids really enjoyed looking through your book!

  • 2 se7en // Jan 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Hay Homeschool 4 Muslims – So glad you enjoyed it!!! Have a fabulous day!!!

  • 3 Aunty Muffin // Jan 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

    So Beautiful and Fun-looking!

  • 4 se7en // Jan 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks Aunty Muffin… It was fun and we will definitely do it again!!! Hope you are enjoying the hot hot weather!!!

  • 5 Christine // Jan 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Very cool!

  • 6 Phyllis // Jan 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I followed the link and saw all of the pages. What an incredible work! It is wonderful. It is inspirig!

  • 7 se7en // Jan 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Glad you like it, Christine!!! Hope you are doing heaps of school today!!!

  • 8 Debbie // Jan 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I just found your blog through All Things Beautiful, I love what I have seen so far and will be back to check out more real soon!

  • 9 Anna // Jan 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Wow, how amazing and what a treasure to have to look back on!

  • 10 se7en // Jan 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Debbie, I am so glad you stopped by!!! I love meeting new folk who visit our blog!!! Hope to see you around again!!! Have a great week!!!

  • 11 se7en // Jan 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Anna, So nice of you to stop by!!! Yes, we had a lot of fun and I think it will be a great memory of our 2010 summer!!! Hope you have a good week!!!

  • 12 Cheryl // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    The work you must have put into your book. The sticking , painting and organization. I hope you are giving yourself a pat on the back,….. or at least enjoying a big ice cream each.

  • 13 se7en // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Glad you liked it Cheryl, I have need a day or two of recovery – I confess and may house may never be the same again… smacks of some artist types living in it!!! We did make an apple pie – hope that counts as a celebration – you are right it did call for a large ice-cream, what was I thinking!!! And I just love your cactus plants!!! I have a hood with a cactus garden and he loves it!!! Have a fun week!!!

  • 14 Karen M // Jan 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Those are THE best kinds of books to have! I love all of the color. What a great thing for you and your kids to have for years to come.

  • 15 se7en // Jan 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Karen… Indeed, we had such fun making it!!! Thanks so much for visiting!!! I hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 16 April O. // Jan 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    So, so lovely! That will be a fabulous addition to the the Sketchbook Project.

    We received the postcard last week! Thank you! On to the reply now . . . 😀

  • 17 se7en // Jan 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Hi April, I am so glad you got your postcard… on the far side of the world!!! Glad you liked our book!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

  • 18 Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #53… » se7en // Jan 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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  • 19 Geninne // Jan 23, 2011 at 1:10 am

    WOW! You guys did a great job! I still haven’t finished mine…gotta get crankin’

  • 20 se7en // Jan 23, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Geninne!!! You came by our blog and made my day!!! We had such fun making our Sketchbook. Thank-you for inspiring us to get going and thank-you for your wonderful blog it is such an inspiration!!! I hope you get to finish yours really soon!!! Have a great week!!!

  • 21 creativejewishmom/Sara // Jan 26, 2011 at 8:31 am

    wow, wow, wow, so impressed that you participated in the Sketchbook project! I comptemplated it, but it wasn’t really realistic, of course it didn’t occur to me to do it with my kids….and love those pages, great job! Thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  • 22 se7en // Jan 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Sara, Thank-you… we had such fun and to be honest the only way I could consider a project would be to do it with my kids!!! There is NO other way!!! Hope you are having a good week!!!

  • 23 HomeSkool // Feb 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Congratulations on your book. I hope one of your planned lessons is to teach your child to spot the spelling and grammatical errors in your blog.

  • 24 se7en // Feb 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Hi Homeskool, Glad you liked our book!!! I can assure you that I will never ask my kids to correct the grammar or the spelling on our blog!!! Since all our blogging happens between mid-night and four in the morning it is quite amazing that there aren’t even more errors. Mistakes are part of the package, we are human after all!!!

  • 25 Fabulous Friday Fun #66 » se7en // Apr 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

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  • 27 Sallie // Aug 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Heya jujst wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a feww of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet brkwsers and both show thee same results.
    Sallie´s last blog post ..Sallie

  • 28 se7en // Aug 18, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Hi Sallie, Thanks for stopping by, I am having a problem with my images… I am trying to figure it out and resolve. It is indeed a linking issue, linking to flickr. I am hoping I want have to go back and link thousands of past images – really scary thought!!! Meanwhile you can look at our sketchbook photographs over here. Thanks again and hope you have a great week.

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