For Scrappy Saturday this week I am posting two similar layouts that I did for both my children Ayshia and Jostyn. At a similar age of approximately 3 years old both of my children went thru a stage where on a particular day they decided they were not happy with me for different reasons so they promptly told me they were running away from home. I might add that this happened as separate incidents for both children at roughly the same age. It was very amusing a the time. So I came up with two layouts that reminded me of Huckleberry Finn with checkered shirts, overalls and a rucksack over there shoulders! I really loved how these turned out. As I have mentioned before I love the keep things equal in my house so it only seemed fitting that I have a pink and blue layout for my beautiful daughter Ayshia and a green and blue layout for my handsome son Jostyn.
Both layouts are cut into overall shapes and sewn on the sewing machine. I have then attached buttons for the shirts and buckles for the overalls. To finish off the layout I have added pockets made out of matching card stock and placed co-ordinated fabric in each pocket to look like a handkerchief. On the front of each pocket I have placed a metal embellishment with each of the children's initial. On the second pages of the layout I have left room for the children's photograph. This has been attached with a copper hinge as under the photograph I have written the children both a letter explaining what occurred on the day the decided they wanted to leave me! I have always taken the time to write down special things that have occurred in my children's lives from silly things they have said to moments like these. I am so very glad that I took the time too do this because as we all know things happen so fast in life so I don't ever want to forget moments like these!
I hope you like them!