Friday, 13 February 2009

Illo celebrate


Boys and girls, originally uploaded by Champignons.

One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy...

Illo friday is celebrate, because someone had a baby. That's something nice to celebrate, I hope to do it myself in the next couple of weeks.. in the meantime, I will be shutting up shops and taking some chill time- another super thing to celebrate, if you ask me.

So these are birth announcement cards. I did them for both sexes in both brown and white (so 4 sets of cards in total). If you haven't guessed, the whole pink/blue thing doesn't wash with me. My sister offered me some grobags if it was a girl (strangely these are not full of cheap compost and you are no allowed to plant your baby and wander off and leave it) and I have to say, they are only going to be worn in bed, they don't have a specific, I don't know, vagina hatch or anything, and boy willies don't drop off if they wear pink (not that I would dress a boy in pink on purpose. Its all about being cheap). Likewise girls don't grow willies if you dress them in blue.

In fact, I'm pretty much sure (or hoping, anyway) babies, when adult, do not remember all the terrible things we accidentally or purposefully do to them blundering our way through their early infancy, and won't even remember the I candy apple designer buggy that cost you 800 quid, though they might wonder why they have no college fund. Ho de hum. Good luck, new parents everywhere.

11 comments:

Cathy said...

Lovely graphic images - I like these very much!

SallyF said...

thanks for the funniest thing I read in yonks! we had a grobag for our boy, didn't work, he's an absolute titch. I can't believe you're only a couple of weeks off - zoikes! good luck for the baby mushroom any day now xxx ps I lurve what you did there with those cards

Deb said...

well thats the thing... some babies don't like grobags (espeically not the ones from B&Q) and I'd rather try a free one and risk, I dunno, possible gayness, then waste 14 quid.

Though it used to be the custom for baby boys to wear dresses, without turning a generation gay.

get zapped said...

Splendid post and lovely cards. I enjoyed this very much. Much joy in the coming weeks. Congrats!

caraandco said...

I don't think there could be better announcements anywhere. I think Magpies are much maligned anyway.

Good luck with the last couple of weeks.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Wasn't familiar with this rhyme... What a useful reminder that there is the possibility of sorrow even with great joy. We (Americans anyway) seem to be in such denial sometimes.
Must google groboy. Your description only woke up odd fantasies!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful, love the design quality!

Diana Evans said...

these are great!!!

sophie philo said...

wish you the best, your birds are beautiful!

Amy C said...

these are lovely, great idea for a baby card, good luck with your little one!

Laura said...

I really like the graphic look of these birds