A Simple But Full Heart
A little over a week ago, right before Easter, I moved my 4 sons’ bedrooms around. The 4 of them share 3 bedrooms, and the age dynamics of them wasn’t quite working, and it was also time for my eldest son (11 in a couple of days time) to move into a larger bedroom that had room for a desk as he heads towards Secondary School in the Autumn.
And it was time for Oliver (who turned 3 a couple of weeks ago) to move out of the nursery, and step towards ‘big boy’ age.
My middle two sons, Luke (8) and Jacob (5) have been sharing a bedroom for a couple of years now, and while their ages were close back then, the gap between a 5 year old and an 8 year old is enormous now, so Luke has moved into a room of his own.
It meant the following age moves.
3 year old into 5 year old’s ‘space’ in the double room. 5 year old into 8 year old’s space/bed. 8 year old into 11 year old’s room and 11 year old into 3 year old’s room.
And yes, our entire landing and bathroom were full of their stuff. Our bedroom and en suite was full of their stuff, and for 3 days, it was a nightmare!
During the move, I didn’t really notice that it was the first time in 11 years we weren’t going to have a nursery anymore, it was towards the end when I was tidying Oliver’s ornaments and decorations away as they weren’t suited to the new room.
I did have a little ‘moment’ at that point, and it inspired this card.
When I was pregnant with him, we holidayed in a beautiful little town in Cumbria near the Lakes and found this darling shop full of shabby chic decorations and ornaments. I bought the hanging hearts that inspired this card last year there, and another decoration. A very pretty bird house front.
I love the ornament, but equally love the card too.
I simply punched a heart using the Full Heart punch out of Raspberry Ripple cardstock and sponged the edges. Twisted some Linen Thread behind and then tied a bow using the matching Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon. All on a triple layer of Naturals White cardstock.
It is definitely inspired by the original ornament, even if not identical (apologies for the snap shot, I forgot to take a proper picture and it’s now in our loft), and I think it’s simply beautiful.
I’m sad that my newborn baby days are over, but very excited for this stage of our lives and all the things to come.
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