My lovely niece has turned 16! How did that happen?! A moment ago she was the cutest little button I ever did meet. Now she is a beautiful and self-assured young lady who is contemplating her options at college! We bought her some gifts. Things we hoped she'd like. But I wanted to do something a bit personal and special to mark what is really the end of her childhood.
I wanted to help her capture the moment. All those memories that so quickly slip away when all of a sudden they are 'grown ups'.
I have recently discovered a lovely blog called Freckled Nest. Take a look and be inspired (and if you're quick you can enter her giveaway)! I love that Leigh -Ann and her circle of blog friends create beautiful journals which do exactly what I wanted.
So I got out my most precious felt tip pen sets (strictly no children unless under adult supervision - I know - mean old me!)
And I started to play, with ideas, with words and with pictures and colour....
25 pages later I stopped. It was midnight and I had whiled away a thoroughly enjoyable evening thinking about a beautiful girl whom we love very much, making her a journal which would hopefully inspire her to capture a moment at the end of her childhood.
Now that's my idea of fun!