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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Simon’s Shadow Box

Awhile ago, like months and months ago, I bought a shadow box with the intention of using it for Simon’s coming home outfit and other things from his birth. I finally put it together this week. (Thanks to Breanna for mentioning wanting to make a shadow box for the extra push I needed to do this!)

First, this is the outfit that Simon wore home from the hospital. I knit it while I was pregnant and I did not know if I have having a boy or a girl. I thought it was gender neutral enough!

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Here he is wearing the outfit. Yes it was August but he was inside and in the air conditioned car!

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So I used the outfit as well as his birth announcement, the card that was in his bassinet at the hospital, and two of the cards we’d received when he was born. I couldn’t find his little bracelet, although I did find the one from when he went to urgent care at age 8 months for difficulty breathing! I arranged everything on the felt back of the shadow box and then used pins to attach the knitted items and velcro (that came with the frame) for the papers. I also included the letters of his name.

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Best part? I even got it hung in his room! There was already at nail in the wall above his bookshelf so I hung it right there. It was hard to get a picture of the frame without a reflection, but this is the finished product:

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I am very pleased with how it turned out! Has anyone else made a project like this? It was so easy, I recommend doing it!

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8 comments:

Breenah said...

That is so cute! I especially love the turtles and bunnies on his coming home outfit :)

Raising Reagan said...

Awesome ~ Can you make one for me for Reagan? I am so not good at that stuff??

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jen @ grown in southern ground said...

awesome shadowbox!! i've never made one.

dayna @ mothspit.com said...

Ahhh! Those buttons are CUTE!

Dara, you should seriously have your own craft show on KCPT. Every time I visit this blog, I get super jealous of your knitting & crafting skills!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

The buttons are so adorable and he looked cute as a button in it! I have a shadow box I am working on for Violet, I am having trouble deciding what to put in it.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh that is beautiful. I have never done anything like this but I really wish I had, I'm not sure I have all that stuff from the older kids now. I do have a couple of outfits. Well done!

Melanie Cheripka said...

OMG adorable!!!! and I love the colorway :)

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Shoshanah said...

I love it, and just love the idea of a shadow box in general. I've never made one, but really want to make one with all of our wedding stuff. Hopefully I actually get around to it before our first anniversary! But I guess we'll see...