Friday, August 26, 2011

framing up birthdays

The past little while I've been tinkering in my daughter Adelaide's bedroom, moving things around, touching up paint, and just fixing it up in general.

I have a goal to make birthday party invitations for my daughter each year, collecting them all up just for her. I've been wanting to frame these invitations all together for a long while now, and so the other night I took a moment to do it, backing them with a pretty piece of neutral linen book cloth. They will hang all together in her bedroom once I've finished fixing it up, and every few years I plan on moving them to a bigger frame, year by year, until she is grown.



This frame of birthdays is so nostalgic and sweet to me. It makes me feel both happy and melancholy a the same time! My only regret is that as a fried new mom, I never made any birth announcements for her... I would have loved to include it, too.

27 comments:

Bego said...

what a great and sweet idea! i can't imagine any better decoration for your sweet little daughter's room.

Mary said...

So lovely that every year is unique but similar too. Would love to see more of her sweet room!

Ashley said...

How lovely! It makes me want to go back to my son's first birthday and make an invitation, so I could start that tradition, as well!

Katherine said...

I have been saving my daughter's birthday invitations, what a great idea to display them.
I wonder if you couldn't go ahead and make a "birth announcement" -just one capturing the details of her birth and frame that separately? It would be a keepsake more than an announcement. I've wondered about that in this era of emails and facebook birth announcements.

Jenny said...

You're a fantastic mother! What a lovely and sweet idea - your daughter will really appreciate this when she's older. :)

gail said...

I've been admiring your invitations for years now, and framing them together is such a lovely idea. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Life With Karly said...

Make that birth announcement now. Send it to your mom. She'll understand...

Casey said...

that looks wonderful!

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Daniela said...

Beautiful treasure for her to keep! Very sweet!

Megan said...

I love it!!! And I love how they all relate; like a brand. :) And, I remember a "sort of" birth announcement you had done...(I have a crazy memory for this stuff...I wish it worked for facts in school and not people's blog posts but there you go)
http://lovelydesign.blogspot.com/2008/08/adelaide.html

Joey said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job!
~ joey ~

c and m said...

I adore this idea! I have been saving my daughter's birthday party invitations (some of which I designed myself as well) wondering how I could best display them... love your simple but beautifully presented idea. thanks! :)

Hana said...

What a sweet idea - I think I may have to steal it!!! Those invitations are all so lovely too!

Irene Wibowo said...

so lovely! i like it!! :)

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sarah savage said...

what a great idea! it makes me wish i had the knack for birthday invitations. :) i admire your ability to do all these projects for and with your children! that's the truly amazing part because that is a skill!

Janis@ HomeStyle said...

What a beautiful keepsake. You've inspired me to frame my daughter's baptism invitation.
Wondering if you've thought of putting your amazing pattern designs (on your side bar) on Spoonflower.......I would LOVE to buy your November pattern as a fabric.

Claire said...

Sharilyn - what a beautiful idea! And such great work. xx

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steph said...

what a beautiful idea! so glad i saw this :)

Petra said...

What a lovely cards you make! Beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

I love all the invites and especially framed like that. Quick question how do you cut the rounded corners - is there a trick? Or do you get a printer to do it?

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I love what you do.

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Connie said...

How adorable! My sister just had her first baby this year and I know she would love this. I hope I remember to do it when I start having little ones. :) Thanks for the inspiration!