My First Party Bag

My little girl is one and we’ve had a lovely year of singing, reading and walking. We’ve tried to get out and walk each day and our walks have become a big part of our day. We talk (well I do but you can see her taking it all in) and walk and stop frequently to pick flowers or notice something.

 On some of our walks we collected stones and these became the stimulus for a special gift in ‘My First Party Bag’. The stones are worthless but that’s the point, they have been made precious by what they symbolize to us. Having discussed the idea with Lora Leedham, the designer, she suggested that the idea lent itself to keeping the stones as raw and natural as they are. Today we gave them as gifts to the grandmas and aunties, along with a poem and I’m over the moon with them.





Here, to you I give a small stone.

A stone?

A stone. Yes, here, from where I’ve roamed.

This worthless stone is very blessed,

It’s where we walked and took a rest.

Around the world they can be found,

This one, The Land of Origins ground.


So think of me when you touch the ground,

I’m the other side and around.

Around the world I may go

But touch this stone and please know,

I think of you everyday

And that’s the way it shall stay.


Mama Grace



56 thoughts on “My First Party Bag

  1. That is a fantastic idea! I can imagine doing something similar with a pebble in a beach from a special holiday or from the garden in your first home as you move on. Great inspiration, thankyou


    1. You should! Such meaningful gifts. I loved giving them and they loved receiving them, cufflinks are an option too. A great Father’s Day gift. Contact Lora, she’s so good.


  2. thismumslife

    What a beautifully simple, but wonderfully creative gift! I love the idea, and the poem that you wrote along side these, is so touching. I just love how small things, things that can be so easily dismissed, can be so powerful. Just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

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  3. Oh this is such a lovely idea. I think the poem is perfect too. There is something very special and unique about each piece and it’s a lovely way to capture and remember those first precious adventures. Thanks for linking with #DreamTeam x


  4. I LOVE this, Do you know I have a section in my purse that is full of little stones my little man has given me. Every one he gave me with love and I want them to be with me all the time. They are very precious. Thank you for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again on Tuesday 🙂


  5. Accidental Hipster Mum

    Fab poem and fab idea! I love how the stones have value in what they represent. When I was little I found a heart shaped stone, painted it red and gave it to my mum and she still has it now!



  6. I love this poem, it’s beautiful. You’ve inspired me to do this with the stones on Brighton beach (where my other half and I first met : ). Thanks so much for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!


  7. queerlittlefamily

    I love this idea it’s wonderful. Though some of the stones my neighbours’ little girl has collected are a bit big for necklaces. #kcacols


  8. twotinyhands

    THats beautiful it really is. Such a lovely way to share thoughts and memories between family. ‪Thank you for linking it up to the #familyfunlinky‬


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