Now, as we’ve being making these lovely, lovely memory cushions for a couple of years now, we came to thinking it was about time we did something for us! And much as we like the memory cushions and blankets, we wanted something a little different!
So as our little man approached his second birthday, and left his baby years behind, we felt the time was right to clear out the loft and make a fitting tribute to remember some of his lovely first moments. That’s a few months ago now, as what with one thing and another this project has taken a while to complete, but finally its finished and to co-incide with the second birthday of sewnaway (our other baby!) we are ready to share it with the world…..
And here it is! We decided on a 50x50cm canvas, as we wanted something a little different, as well a something we could see hanging, and remember our little man in all his fresh, newborn teeny tininess, every single day! And as this one is ours, we’d love to share these moments with you…..
Here we have used one of his ‘tiny baby’ sized vests, which you can see him wearing on the right. These didn’t fit for long, but being a few weeks early he was such a little dot at the start, and even these swamped him at first! I wanted to include this, because I wanted a reminder of exactly how small he was, because, as all of you out their with babies of your own will know, it’s so easily forgotten how small they were to begin with! On the left is one of my favourite of his little newborn outfits, this one just had to make the cut!
Here we have used the green roll neck, sent over from france by his French cousins, loved this with his little knit cardi and bobble hat (he won’t thank me for that in future years I’m sure, haha!) and his very first jeans, there’s no way we could miss those is there?!
A bit special this, I LOVED this little t-shirt, from big sister Orla 🙂
Another favourite piece, handknitted helment made by grandma (so that’s where the creative gene comes from) 😉 and on the right, one of his little baby grows, the blue in this one fits the colour scheme of our canvas perfectly….
Ah, now this one….. on the left is the ‘my mummy does’ bib, this was a freebie from the lovely people at the Breastfeeding Network, and that was something that was quite a journey for us, we couldn’t have done it without their support (but that’s a whole other story) so we felt it only fitting that this made the cut, plus it did fit the colour scheme rather nicely….doesn’t it look huge in the top picture though! On the right is the little monster suit, another one of my favourites, LOVED those monster feet, and another one that literally drowned him the first time he wore it!!
Last one now, another one of his little baby grows, and his first little pair of baby shoes! I always thinks baby shoes are kinda daft when they can’t even walk, but I was super pleased to find a pair that didn’t fall off all the time, and they would get cold feet without, right?! Plus as every woman knows, a good pair of shoes always completes an outfit…..or a wall canvas?
With that, here is the finished article again, hanging, pride of place over our sofa…. And not forgetting the little man himself, not quite so small anymore, but still love his little bones, even when he’s up to his usual mischievous self……say CHEEEEEESE!