Saturday, January 19, 2008

I never wanted to know, before they were born, what sex my babies were, and when my son told me he and his partner were having a baby girl, I felt a bit disappointed - I felt they had taken a little of the excitement out of the occasion. But as time has gone by, and with the naming of the yet to be born baby, Sam has already become a very real member of my family - all I have to do now is meet her! And the excitement is back.

With Sam due to arrive in the world in February, I have been making a photo album for her parents. Because it is a specific album for a specific person, it took me ages to decide what to do, but I am so happy with how it has turned out.

The covers are stamped with Trade Aid wooden animal stamps, and then overlaid with a bubble pattern made by laying paper over bubbles blown in a container of dye, water and dishwashing liquid.

The spine has small animal buttons sewn on it.


The Gorgeous Debbie said...

You are so talented, honestly I am in awe, I can barely draw recognisaable stick figures. Your mokopuna will tell stories of the fabulous things their grandmother created for them to their own grandchildren, I can tell xoxoxo

kate5kiwis said...

it's me, the blonde one that ya see every easter jazz festival down on the strand lol.
so glad deb put in The Secret Link to your blog...
this is exquisite, what a beautiful gift, what a poignant memory, what a fabulous start to sam's life.
love X

Shell (in NZ) said...

How incredible Cally...woah! What a fabulous treasure for baby Sam- you are sooo the coolest Grandma ever :0) I never found out the sex of my babies either, but always kinda knew. Now we are waiting for "our brown-eyed girl" Aimee is convinced the family is not even (lol).

Cally said...

Thank you all so much for the comments - I was pleased with how it turned out, I have to admit!

Probably won't make it to the jazz festival this year - I'm going to Womad with two of the sons, and a few other teens / 20's - Mac's staying home, won't come, but i'm sure I'll have fun anyway. But too weekends in a row might be pushing my energy levels too far!

kate5kiwis said...

oh sad we won't see yas, but hope you have a blast at womad.
you happy hippie you X