Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Mother and days.

It has been over a month since I posted. I had been posting 2 −3 times some weeks up until the end of March, but time has now been consumed with LOVE and 'home duties' :)
Our little girl is lovely. So lovely. We were momentarily tempted to go for another one! But reality is 3 is enough for us. I feel so blessed to have got a daughter after 2 (beautiful) boys. Another girl would be so sweet but having kids is hard work!

I have been working on a cot quilt/play mat for Baby S and was quite close to having all the blocks sewn together when I realised someone had messed up the order (I had them lying on the work room floor) and tried to put them back in place. They did a neat job of covering up their mess, so much so I didnt notice something wasn't right until I was almost done. So lots of unpicking and trying to figure out how they went together. Typically when I quilt I make up random patterns with basic shapes so it's a bit more fiddling about to make sure the blocks are placed in a way pleasing to the eye. Someone once told me to take a photo when you get the placement right, but I had ignored the advise this time.

I must get it finished soon though as Baby S is already 6 weeks old and growing like a weed. She needs something proper to lay on for her tummy time :)

We made a trip to Kyneton last weekend. My first time there. They have lots of sculptures around the town. Really great to see. And the bank had this wonderful original facade.

The next day was Mothers Day and I was treated to an amazing breakfast (Sam is pretty damn good at these) of eggs benedict on bagels with hash browns, spinach and coffee. Big M was excited to present me with his choice from the mothers day stall at school - a manicure set.

There was also the surprise of me and my baby on the front page of the sunday paper! I wont go into details about that right now - but it all made for a really great Mothers Day.

ETA I edited this post from a few weeks back and some glitch has caused it repost itself under todays date. The posts following this one should be
Linen & Silk,
Matou en peluche and the most recent is Dear Diary,

Monday, May 30, 2011

Dear Diary,

Sometimes I wonder why I am blogging. I think mostly it is simply to put down some thoughts, record some of the things I have been doing, to share with other who are like minded - or challenge my own thoughts about something and to sometimes I hope offer some inspiration to the odd reader or 2.
I don't really feel I have the patience or time to write really well. Some blogs I read are written really well and are fun and informative. Some are lovely to look at because of the beautiful pictures and well designed layout.
I have some favourites to read which I will share on another post soon.

As for my own blog. I have decided to jujsh it up a smidge. Because sometimes I even bore myself with it. I don't really have any great ideas of what to do with it and dont probably have the time to do much anyhow. But I have changed my font. I know its the sort of font that would really F some people off, but so what? I'm giving it a try. Creative fun - a bit Spike Milligan I reckon.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Linen & Silk

We have been given some nice things for our little girl since she was born 7 weeks ago, but what I love the most are the handmade things.

An aunt and uncle made Baby S a book (about her and a robot buddy), a friend sent her a sweet tiny knitted cardy (already outgrown but being kept for her to dress her teddies and dolls in), and last weekend another friend gave her this silk and linen set from her own label lalahiprism (she is also one of the clever people behind the fabulous kidswear range ZAMO).

It should be the right size for her next summer. I'm looking forward to seeing it on her and tying up the drawstring on those pants :)