Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Recording Memories for Baby

With our first baby arriving in a couple months I've begun gathering all of the essential supplies needed to care for her. One item every new mom appreciates is a baby album. I've come to love the albums that read more like a journal of mom's pregnancy and baby's special memories and milestones. 

Pink Baby Book by The Sweet Rhino

Modern Baby Memory Book by Brella Baby

Orange Argyle Baby Book by Ruby Love

Forest Friends Memory Book by alabouffe

Teal Damask Memory Book by 2giggles

Purple Damask Memory Book by JaDazzles

If journaling seems too time consuming you'll still find gorgeous albums just for photos.

Custom Engraved Baby Book by lorgie and me 

Accordian Scrapbook Album by kowaikuma

Baby Brag Book by Creatively Kept

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, Many Changes

Letterpress Greeting Card by Two Key Press

Reflecting on the past year I'd say I had a pretty good year. Some new ideas turned out to be failures and some other items were a great success. One item I attempted to add to my shop were rag dolls, each with her own natural or bright hair color. I realized in the process I didn't enjoy making the dolls enough to want to put them in my shop.

A big project I attempted to make was kids clothing. If I'm going to create my own line I want the patterns to be 100% my own. I could never seem to get them sized just right so that is on the shelf for now. I'm sure I'll come back to it at a later time. Making clothing always seems to go back and forth in my mind.

In the end I stuck to what I knew and added lots of new Christmas stocking designs, which were super fun to make. I also designed more baby bibs and Happy Birthday banners. The coming year I will continue with those items, adding more variety and color options.

I don't know if I will add any new items this year. Usually I will try a new idea as I think of it. I'm going to have my hands full already with a new baby in the house.

Pregnancy Announcement by Cards Etcetera

That's right! A baby girl is due March 15 and from there, into the few months following, it may look as though I've given up working. I'll still be around to answer questions and fulfill orders as I can. Just know I may be a little preoccupied and not so quick at getting back to you.

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