Tadah! Our new collection is born: we are proud to introduce Welcome Home Noah, published by the wonderful folks at C.R. Gibson. I just received my samples, and they are beautiful! We want to celebrate with a giveaway of three brand new pieces to one lucky winner next Friday. (See photos and learn more at end of the post.) The photo above shows our samples piled around the studio. The baby books and several other pieces are covered in soft fabric and embellished with silky embroidery thread, which matches the artwork perfectly. This is my fifth Noah’s Ark themed baby book collection. I think the reason I receive so many requests for Noah’s Ark designs for babies is that the giver can feel as though he or she is giving a little blessing to a precious new child.
We designed this group to work perfectly for both boys and girls. And, if you think the covers are pretty, wait until you peek inside. The interior pages are so inviting that you will want to fill in every page … but lucky for you, a few wonderful years will need to pass before you record the First Day of Kindergarten page. The picture below shows one of my favorite pages, the Family Tree. New parents can fill it in before the new baby even arrives, which is a very good idea, since very soon their time will not be their own … for about the next 20 years!
We created unique patterns for each bordered page and lots of illustrations to help you tell the new story that is about to unfold.
One of my favorite coordinating products is the One-Year Calendar with Stickers. I loved this product when I had new babies and I was trying to juggle work and motherhood, because the important happenings of each day were limited to one little square. I could handle one square of info a day and I actually had a fairly thorough record of all those important milestones. My idea was that later I could refer to it when I had a bit more time to fill in the baby book … I’m still waiting for that bit more time, but, at least I know I have all the info ready to go, one little square at a time. And until you get around to finalizing that baby book, the Calendar is an excellent story-telling venue … when Julianna was little, she used to ask me to read to her right out of her calendar. It’s usually a pretty satisfying read, with passages like, “Today, you were amazing.” and “Wow, you said your first word. You are brilliant.” I recommend this for an excellent self-esteem builder. Hey, I wonder if there is a calendar about me?
We hope you enjoy our new baby collection with your new baby or a special little one you are about to know. You can find Welcome Home Noah online at C.R. Gibson.
To celebrate the birth of our new baby collection, we are giving away three new Welcome Home Noah products this week. The winner will receive a bound Baby Book signed by the artist (that would be me), a First-Year Calendar with Stickers and a Grandma’s Brag Book! Just add your comment to the comment box below, and we will pick a random winner on Friday, March 12.