After the full-on black and white look of week 7, I decided to lighten things up a little in week 9.

I’m still sticking to the strong base of neutrals (in this case white and kraft), with splashes of my always-beloved gold, but I decided to throw a little pink in to complement the photos.

mama finch project life: week 9, 2015

 

mama finch project life: week 9, 2015

This week was a bit of a grind life-wise. I was sick and we were really, really busy, so I didn’t have a lot to actually write about.

So that’s what I recorded.

The photos capture some moments of everyday happiness, and that’s what the story ends up being about: how there are still beautiful, happy, funny, and sweet moments in weeks that are a little hard going.

 

mama finch project life: week 9, 2015

 

 

It wasn’t til after I’d taken this picture that I realised I wrote “befork kinder” on that little note. Analogue typos. They’re the new hipster thing, I swear.

 

mama finch project life: week 9, 2015

 

 

Stitched sequin pockets: will I ever get sick of them? UNLIKELY! (tutorial here)

 

mama finch project life: week 9, 2015

 

 

Arty’s on fire with the cute comments at the moment. I’m so glad I’ve got this means of recording his words, to giggle over and smile at in the future.

 

mama finch project life: week 9, 2015

 

 

(I don’t normally photograph spreads in their sleeves, but the sequin pocket made that a necessity tis week. Forgive the shiny reflections – I minimised them as much as I could!)

 

I used: Becky Higgins’ 3×4 white cards | Title card calligraphy from Cautiously Obsessed 2015 calendar | Teresa Collins Life Emporium: Dots | Pink crosshatched postcard from The Stationery Boutique | Gold die-cut label tags from Pretty Little Studio | Gold thickers from American Crafts | Teresa Collins Memorabilia sequins | The pink filler card is a pattern that I cut out from a page of a (very) old Frankie Magazine | Gold arrow sticker from Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Flea Market Pouch | On Trend mixed bag ephemera from My Mind’s Eye