Wednesday, June 17, 2009

labor vibes scrapbook

A few weeks ago, my friend Jamie was on the brink of having a baby. Our moms group held a blessingway for her where we each told her our wishes and prayers for her labor, birth, and postpartum period. Throughout our time together, I took pictures of us, and then each mama wrote out a little note of encouragement during labor. I took those notes home, and (with a looming deadline, ha!) put the notes and photos together in a little scrap book.
I had initially gone to Target to buy a pretty notebook to use, but all the books they had would have been too big, leaving loads of empty pages. I was considering a spiral-bound notebook that would easily allow me to remove unnecessary pages* when packages of brightly colored file folders caught my eye. A picture of a hand-made mini scrapbook I'd seen on etsy flashed through my mind, and I spontaneously decided to make my own scrapbook out of those file folders.
I hit a few snags (e.g. when I realized that the scrapbook I wanted to emulate was made out of brown paper bags, not file folders), but it turned out great. See:
More pictures on flickr...

*This was a no-go because I didn't want to have a big spiral with a few pages on it... What, anal, me?! Ha!


Yara said...

You are so awesome

Shana said...

Very cute idea!

peata said...

sweet mini
making mini albums

mini album blog

JenK said...

I love this! I am so going to give it a try. Just as soon as I finish the other 32372837 projects I have waiting.