I mentioned that I wanted to try a weekly photo project like this one, and yesterday marked the end of week 1. [Motherly sidenote: Wow. Beatrice is over one week old. Unbelievable.] I am really serious about wanting to make this project work and not be one of those things that fizzles out after a few months. So to that end, I am working on a set of rules that hopefully give me enough flexibility to keep this up for 52 weeks. Currently, those rules are:
1) Try to take and post the photo on Wednesday, but Tuesday or Thursday are okay if that just doesn’t work out.
2) Use fabric I have in my stash before I go out and buy new stuff, and also look around the house for other textiles (curtains, pretty towels, etc.) that would work.
3) When I do buy fabric, try to make sure it will work for the future sister quilt project that I can’t stop daydreaming about (current crush: this zig-zag style).
4) Possibly have Camilla in the photos as well (more on this below).
I really like Young House Love’s white-onesie-on-patterned-fabric style, so that’s what I’m sticking with. However, I’m not sure about Photoshopping the number on top (plus, I still don’t have a computer with Photoshop) so I’m skipping that for now. I might add the number in a corner later on.
The real question is whether or not I want to try to include Camilla’s wiggly, unpredictable toddler-ness. If not, then I think this (not completely edited) photo will be week one:
If I want to include Camilla, though, there are a couple of options. For example, I can just include whatever bit of her fits inside the frame (arm, leg, face…) like so:
I kinda like that, especially since patting Beatrice’s soft little head is one of her favorite things to do right now. And mine.
But then there’s also the undeniably adorable side-by-side sister shot.
This is where the wiggly toddler part comes in, though. I love the shot above. But I have no confidence that I am going to be able to replicate it every week.
Instead, I’m guessing that I’ll get a lot of this.
And maybe occasionally a sweet bit of this.
But I think that the essence of a weekly photo project is finding a shot that can be replicated with a few simple variations to show how the baby has grown.
What do you think?