Saturday, April 9, 2011

weekly scarlett

Taking inspiration - ok we're totally COPYING - Young House Love's idea, we've decided during Scarlett's first year of life, we'll take a weekly photo of her lying on a different fun fabric wearing a white "weekly" onesie. Then after a year we'll take the photos and make some awesome coffee table books for ourselves and the grandparents. FUN, HUH?!

Here are her first three photos (click to enlarge):






It's amazing to see how she's changing already!

The onesies were pretty expensive to buy a whole year's worth, especially since she only wears them the one day during the photo, but oh well! It's totally worth it.

GOTCHYA!! Did you believe me!? There's no way we'd BUY 52 onesies just for these photos! HAHA It's Photoshop magic, baby! Young House Love has a tutorial on how they do it, which is where I started. Then I added a few tweaks and changes to get the look I wanted. It's actually super easy. I chose a different font than YHL uses. My font is Josefin Sans Std (but I added a slight stroke/border to make it thicker and show up better). You can get Josefin at Font Squirrel.

Every week I'll post the new photo in my Flickr set, "Weekly Scarlett", so you can watch them there. I'd love to hear your comments each week, so feel free to drop a line if you want! I look forward to taking her weekly photo every Wednesday! It's such a fun project.

Mama-hood still rocks. I think Scarlett and I are slowly getting into a daily groove. I feel like nursing is sort of a full time gig, I swear that's all I'm doing!! But that's ok! I'm just happy it's going so well. I'm still not really accomplishing much each day. Thankfully Josh is TOTALLY amazing, running all the errands, grocery shopping, getting and making dinners, seriously everything. Plus he likes to be on baby duty as much as he can be. He's the best. The absolute best. I'd be toast without him.

I'll see you guys later! Hope you aren't sick of the Scarlett posts yet. I have a feeling I'll have a lot of them.

TTFN

35 comments:

  1. So, so cute! Can't tire of seeing that cutie girl of yours!

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  2. This idea is super! The pictures are so fun and she is absolutely adorable. What a beautiful book this will make!

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  3. What a neat idea! Love the pictures! She's adorable.

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  4. My SIL did this each month and did order the onesies for the first child and I think she did iron ons for the 2nd one. But they are wonderful reminders. Another fun thing to do is to take pics of her next to a stuffed animal each month.It is amazing how much bigger they get next to it. She is adorable.

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  5. Doesn't Morgan take pics of her girls in her wedding dress? I always liked that idea but seeing that I borrowed my wedding dress that doesn't work so well for me. You totally had me tricked though. I really thought you bought those oneies. This will be a darling book!

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  6. freaking ADOREABLE. I will probably copy this in a few years...just a heads up ;)

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  7. It's fantastic Britt! I love her hair, she's beautiful!!! What a great idea!

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  8. Scarlett is so beautiful! Congrats Britt! I totally adore this idea! thanks for sharing :)

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  9. That is such a fabulous idea! I may have to steal it, but do it every 3 months since I'm 3 months behind lol I can start tomorrow since she'll be 3 months old! Oh and never tired of those super cute baby photos!

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  10. How could we get sick of them? SO sweet!!

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  11. Such a great idea! Love your photos, Scarlett is so beautiful! Is the fabric photo-shopped too? If not I would love to know who makes the purple fabric...Its perfect for a project I want to work on.

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  12. So cute. I noticed the YHL weekly photo copy but who cares, it's a great idea. Wish I saw it about 16 years ago, what a great keepsake!

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  13. Your little one is so beautiful! Such a pretty little face and adorable curly hair. I love your idea to photoshop the date on the onesie--gonna share that idea with my daughter for her next baby.

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  14. LOVE that idea Britt!! She is so beautiful!!
    Nursing will get to be less full-time soon, those first couple months are hard! Glad to hear it's going well though! :)

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  15. Such a cute idea. You can already see how alert she is becoming!

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  16. she's so beautiful!! love the fun idea...wish i'd have done that, but my "babies" are 10 and 15 now!

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  17. SO adorable! LOL, I knew there was no way you'd buy all those onsies but I thought maybe they were velcroed on or something, not PS! I love her expression in the 2nd one, like she's thinking "wow, you're really going to be taking this many pics of me my whole life, huh?"

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  18. Such a great idea....and such a SWEET baby girl!!! Love you guys!

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  19. Love the idea and may have to do it too if we ever get chosen for this second adoption!!! She is just adorable and all those bright fabrics will make such a fun book to look at again and again!! =)

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  20. Adorable! I was impressed with how well the colors of the onsies matched the fabric BWHAHAHAHA! She's such a cutie patootie!

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  21. I just saw this a few weeks ago and totally wished I had seen it when Birdie was born. It's DARLING! And of course Scarlett is adorable and wonderful and so photogenic!
    I'm so happy for you that Josh is so helpful. What a great daddy!
    One of these days we will have to coordinate an iChat so that Scarlett and Birdie can meet. :)

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  22. PS...Still have the giant box of clothes to send you if you still want them. I just ran out of money in my March budget to mail them up to you. But I should be able to get it out this week. Hopefully. :)

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  23. Really cool idea, LOVE that zebra one! Enjoy every single minute, it FLIES by!!!!

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  24. She's so beautiful! I love all of that hair!

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  25. Oh this is such a great idea. We took monthly photos buti love the weekly too!

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  26. I haven't looked at Young House Love in so long! Thank you for sharing this! I'm having a baby in the fall and we'll be stealing this awesome idea too!

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  27. What a cute idea and what a beautiful baby!!

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  28. Oh gosh... look how much she has changed in just 3 weeks! She's just gorgeous!

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  29. Well unforunately mine our 8 and 10 but WOW what an amazing idea. If I didn't have my tubes tied...ha-ha. Baby Scarlett is beautiful. What a wonderful way to celebrate her first year. Your family is going to LOVE your final book! I can't wait to see how she changes from week to week. Congrats. Don't forget to take care of yourself!

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  30. What a cute idea! And what a SUPER cute baby! I thought I was good for taking a picture of my son once a month in the same chair with the same stuffed animal. You have me totally beat! Since you're nursing, I thought I'd share a great website, in case I didn't share it with you already -- www.kellymom.com and www.bravadodesigns.com for awesome nursing bras!

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  31. Scarlett is an absolute doll!

    I'd be jealous if I weren't going to see my own granddaughters tomorrow. But...If you ever need someone to just hold her for you, give me a call.

    Perkypine

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  32. Hi Brit: Hope you and baby are doing awesome! Take care.

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  33. I LOVE your kits! I am a huge fan. And i love this idea!!!
    Baby Scarlett {love the name} is super adorable.

    I am so excited for you! Motherhood is the best ever! Great job nursing, and i am glad your hubby is so great. I am so happy for your little family.

    I might do this for my next baby, but since it will be baby number 4, i might miss a few weeks here and there ;)

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  34. She is beautiful! Can't believe it took me this long to get online to see some pics. And the new site looks awesome!

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