Friday, March 23, 2012
I Miss your baby Days!
The current challenge at Once Upon a Sketch is to combine their sketch with journalling about something or someone that you miss. Whenever I look at photos of my kids as babys I always feel a little sad because I really miss that fleeting newborn time. I chose this photo of Benji at 2 months of age in Natalies arms because it is one of my favourites. I remember how she would carry him around for hours at a time and he would quite happily snuggle against her chest. At three he still loves to snuggle and to be carried but he is little heavier and a lot more squirmy!
The papers that I used are a combination of OA 'Farmhouse' and 'Sassparilla' which just goes to show how versatile these collections are. The big doily is actually a sheet of creamy/green laser-cut Kaisercraft paper which I turned upside down and used the plain white back. I used muslin and a little spray ink to soften the whiteness of the circle around the photo. The wooden clock and button are Prima and my brads MME. The journaling is tucked behind the photo on a Tim Holtz journaling card. It says:
Is it wrong of me to miss your babyhood and feel a little sad when I look at photos like this? You were about two months old when this photo was taken. You loved to be snuggled and Natalie was more than happy to carry you around. Right now you have just turned three and I found out this afternoon that you will be able to start Afternoon Kindy next term. You are loving, adorable and a little bit cheeky. You are totally adored - but please SLOW DOWN and don't grow up too quickly xx