It seems lately on Tuesdays I enjoy sharing something scrapbooking or crafting. Well today I thought I'd show a layout from when my daughter was baptized as her gown was extra special - with an extra special story.
Here is one page that was separate than the full layout - as I did 3 pages total in her baby scrapbook. I had been going through some things the other day and I came across her gown which I have packaged up to save for when she may want to hand it down to her potential kiddos. So it reminded me that I had scrapbooked about it in her book and the special way her gown came to be.
Here's my beautiful Mom (I often call her my Mumsy) and she had taken up knitting and crocheting just a few years before this time period. She loved it for many years (now it's hard on her back) and she became quite good at it! She offered to make Annie a handmade gown, bonnet, booties & blanket for her special day. I was so touched and of course accepted and off we went to do some shopping!
Love this photo of big brother Aaron being so sweet with his baby Sis.
So when Mom and I went shopping she had me pick out the yarn and embellishments. It's hard to see from the photos but the yarn had almost shiny threading running through it - so it kind of sparkled. And I picked out pretty rosette kind of ribbon for the bonnet and bodice. I also picked out rose buttons for up by her neck.
That day was also special, as we celebrated this sacrament in a different church than ours for a beautiful reason. I named my daughter after my Grandma Anne with whom I was always very close. She was too frail to travel so we brought the baptism to her and my family's church there. She was very moved by it all- it was such an amazing and holy day!
You can see my sweet Gram in the upper right of this scrapped page proudly holding up her namesake.
When I was looking for materials to do these pages I loved the cross background paper I found - and then I saw this sticker and thought it was so perfect as it looks like Annie's beautiful gown!
Here's the full layout of these pages and the wonderful memories of baptism for our beautiful Anne Julia.