Reverse Garbage Christmas exhibition, entitled 'Renaissance' meaning rebirth. Below is what I wrote, and this little dress is the latest finished thing (it's reversible).
I'm pregnant with my first baby. Pondering my pending motherhood, I've been thinking a lot about birth. I've also been thinking a lot about the rebirth of myself, as a mother.
Changing priorities, changing roles. So much to learn. New skills, new experiences. It's almost overwhelming: so in order to come to terms with this new era of my life, I've created things that I would want my baby to wear, to use and love. Soft, gentle bibs, fun little dresses and one very huggable quilt. All with a vintage, ageless touch. Creations that express how I want to be, as a mother, and how I want my baby to begin. Birth and rebirth.
I think it's still appropriate: I have already been rebirthed as a mother. And I still want to think about how my baby should begin. And I'm still enjoying making little dresses. They are a perfect use for all that lace that people keep giving me!
Thank you all for your thoughts and comments, I am healing.