After 4 years of living here, I still forget those fundamental differences between the English and the Americans. Like the fact that Americans don't actually want to know the answer when they ask how you are. And the fact that chopping up all the food on your plate and stabbing it with your fork is a regular eating practice. And throwing showers for all occasions, especially for women that are pregnant. This is not a ritual I am accustomed to, but like not answering when people ask me how I am (well, not all the time anyway), I'm getting used to it.
For M & B's baby, we knew it had to reflect their personalities. They're not going to be the average parents (they're going to be better, way better) so we wanted to give something to remember this with. So we made a memory book; I drew the illustrations and laid out the pages and M bound the book with his famous precision. I bought the paper from Kate's Paperie (who are moving inceidentally) and also the wood grain to make the cover. The paper was watercolor with rough edges dipped in black.
So for now, we'll be waiting for Baby _______'s arrival!