Back in April we had a text message from an old friend, she was expecting a surprise baby (her 5th!) but the baby had decided to come into the world early, over 3 months early in fact.
Little Grace was born at 27 weeks, and we all held our breath as she gradually grew stronger. Finally in July, 1 week before her due date, at the impressive weight of just over 5lbs Grace and my friend came home!
Luckily for me her Daddy had been taking daily photos, and I managed to get access to them through Graces oldest sister, a good friend of Hannah's. This meant I could put together a mini book for my friend, the journalling is simply made up of the texts she sent us all to update us about Grace's progress... I thought this was the ideal way to record them.
The book is made from a plain kraft book I picked up in Muji, the covers are covered with DoCrafts Tilly Daydream patchwork fabric papers, and I added ribbons to the spine. To embellish it I used a heart doily, a couple of quilled flowers, and a crochet circle I'd been saving for something special.
I stuck to using a Tilly Daydream kit throughout, and black and white photos for a cleaner look. Now I just have to part with it!