little books

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I recently used the Artifact Uprising app on my phone to make two little books: one about Andrew and one about Isaac. Artifact Uprising downloaded my instagram feed (photos AND captions) and I went through the past year of instagrams and selected the ones I wanted to include in each book. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. I record so many great little stories on my instagram feed about the boys and I really wanted to put those little stories together in one place.

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The books were simple and quick to make and were in my hands before I knew it. I ordered copies for me and both sides of grandparents to give out for Mother’s Day.

When the books arrived and I looked through them, I felt like they REALLY captured Andrew and Isaac…and what they are like right now. Isaac’s book was a lot about how cute he is and the wacky things he says. Andrew’s book was a lot about the projects he makes and his CRAZY energy. :)

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The boys themselves really like the little books. This morning Isaac asked me to make a “Isaac at 6″ book…now that he’s 6. And Andrew suggested I make a “Robyn at 36″ which I gotta admit, isn’t that appealing to me. ha! :)


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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5 Responses to little books

  1. I just love these, Robyn! So, did you use Artifacts Uprising on your computer or through a phone app? LOVE that the IG caption pulls through! I’d love to make one of these for my grandma using some of my IG flower pics…

    • robyn says:

      I used the phone app because I found it synced with instagram better. I couldn’t figure out how to get it to work the way I wanted to with instagram on the computer. And…it was a rainy day and the kids were sort of sick…so I did it little by little while I snuggled them. :) It was a nice way to be doing something and be present. :)

  2. Ruth says:

    How cute are they? I love that it is obvious already at just how much they have been handled.

  3. Vicki Dill says:

    Take it from a recipient–they are priceless!!