Sunday, September 13, 2009

with cocoa leaves around the border sweetness sings from every corner





I'm making a little keepsake/scrapbook for my Ideation & Process class of things that I want to remember when I'm older. I'm not planning on losing my memory, but I think it'll be nice to have this book to look back on and see what I was like. I wish my mom would have kept a book like this, because it's always so much fun to see old photos and interests of those who lived in a different time than yourself.
The above picture is the cover, and I have 6 pages so far. I think I'll start including a page each post here ...or you could cheat and view my flickr, where I've already uploaded some of the pages I have.

Do you keepsake? What do you like to keep?

20 comments:

Lana Hiroko said...

Lovely! I've added you on flickr. Your photos always feel so nostalgic.

beautifulnemo said...

I love your pics :) And I'm planning to do something like that too, I always think it would be great to see it in some years and I also think that about my mum :-p

have a nice week:)
xx from madrid!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

well hello! just stumbled upon your lovely blog and thought i'd leave a note :) your style is awesome, the little bow here is adorable, and I totally plan on following your postings!

jess s///

Mermaid said...

beautiful, idyllic photos, dear! i collect antique books, and like yourself, i have countless handmade scrapbooks filled with thoughts and clippings♥

setyourselfonfire said...

your blog is so lovely! i love keeping little bits and pieces for memories, i actually hold onto a lot of stuff, especially anything vintage or antique like old tins, books and jewelery.

Eliza said...

wonderful pictures, you look so lovely :) i would most certainly love to see pages from your scrapbook, it must be magical. thank you for the lovely comment, i will answer your questions on my next post <3

Little Bo Peeep said...

I think it will be great to have a keepbook. Esp there will be the time where you tell your kids or grandchildren about it! Woahh I'm inspired to keep one now! Great pages :)

Love your outfit as well. I want that bag!!

suzannah said...

oh, i too also have a scrapbook/journal where i stick beautiful things in, i would definatley love to see a page of yours in each post, that would be ever so lovely! and also i adore your outfit too, i love your bag, and also i love the delicate and dreamy tones on your photos too, so pretty ♥

chelseybell. said...

beautiful pictures. and your books is really gorgeous.

Diane said...

A scrapbook is a really great idea and a helpful way to preserve your memories. I know you're not planning to lose your memory but it can happen to the best of us! That's one of the things I'm terrified about when I think of aging. But this is a wonderful idea; I should think of making one of my own.

Grace said...

Everything to me is a keepsake - that's the problem!
:P

Here's a few - I love baseball, and so I keep all the tickets to every major league game I've attended over the past eight years.
They used to line my bedroom, but now I'm organizing them into a little book.
I also love my boyfriend, and I began a visual journal-sort of book somewhat along these lines for his birthday last year, including little works of art
I left blank pages in, and every couple of months I'll ask to "borrow" it and add in new memories - an inside joke, our first Christmas, our anniversary.
My favorite part about the book so far is that I asked to borrow it right before his birthday.
I was throwing him a surprise party and kept documentation of it in the book.
When he arrived at the party, we snapped a polaroid of his surprised face, I quickly taped it into the book, and presented it to him moments later so he could read about the process of organizing the party and why I did it (because he means so much to me!).
;]

I love your little book, Ashley; it's just the sweetest thing!

<3 Grace.

Lindsey Fast said...

I love those photos, what a great idea!

Charlotte Drene said...

That is a very a neat idea! And what a sweet cover for the book!

Lovely outfit, might I say..

Bianca and Isabella said...

beautiful.

allysa said...

I keep photographs, ticket stubs, jars, bones, feathers, and trinkets. I often keep too much but I just cannot help it. I used to keep an official scrap book but I often feel overly obligated to keep up with it so I stopped. I keep trying to keep a journal but I often find I dont have too much to say, nor do I often read over it, so I ended that as well. Ive found the best way for me to keep memories is just to turn them into pieces of art work. The memory is so strong that way.

Tony Pipes & Emma Brinkerhoff said...

i like the idea! and its pretty book.
hi! i made a blog...if you can't tell. so i thought i'd say hi to you on yours!

Kathy said...

Nice skirt!

Helena said...

oh your scrapbook is so adorable i love it
love your pictures aswell so dreamy and lovely clothes

xxxx

Chelsea Harrington said...

ashley you and i need to talk more!

Elise said...

Great pictures !