Long before I had a child or started scrapbooking, I saw a baby project on the Martha Stewart show that stuck with me. A crafter – and new momma – had taken a photo of her baby every month on his birthdate in a plain white onesie. Then at the end of his first year, she made a photo collage of the 12 photos and framed it.
I loved this idea and decided to follow suit when my son was born. I went to the store and bought a Carter’s plain white onesie, size L, which fits babies up to 20 lbs. Wow, that onesie looked gigantic and it was hard to believe my little sweetpea could grow into it in one year’s time. But he did!
And so I set about photographing my son each month in the onesie. For his newborn pic and 1 month pic, he’s wearing a long-sleeve onesie because he just looked ridiculous in the size L onesie. But after that, I faithfully took his photo each month in the same onesie.
I still haven’t made a photo collage of all 12 months. But I did make a layout of the photos from the first six months. I used October Afternoon’s Rocket Age for this layout. Although Rocket Age is not a baby line, the theme of time rocketing by worked perfectly.
I reduced the size of each photo so I could punch it in a square. I also punched squares of patterned paper and stitched them to the page for a quilted look, then added some space-themed embellishments, including a rubber charm to stand in for the "o" in rocket.
This layout was published in the April 2012 issue of Scrapbooks Etc and is reposted with permission.