Sunday, 28 September 2008

6 months already???

Ok, I didn't realise it had been 2 months since i last put a picture of my fattness up here. So here's me, the norgs and the spawn at 6 months.
Just starting to waddle at the end of the day when i'm a bit more knackered. Oh and doing plenty of fatty grunts when I'm heaving myself off the couch or out of a chair. My toes are long gone now, and only the stretchiest of my clothing fits. I haven't had to buy any maternity wear yet, but not for want of trying! I have made a few things, but I keep bloody forgetting to take photos so I can post them. damn. must do that this week. I must i must i must increase my posts my posts my posts. (not my bust, that's damn big enough!)

For some reason all those extra hormones seem to have gone straight to my boobs, i used to be a 10B, and now i'm a 10DD/E. just damn. I've never really desired big jugs, I quite like having small ones so I can run and play and do things (like run up/down stairs without having to hold my chest). Everyone keeps telling me "your husband must be so happy!" with a wicked smile on their face, but of course he's an arse man, so neither of us really know what the hell to do with them. Free to good home anyone?
So you can see just how much I have become Tits McGee here is my before and after shot for my bra.
Anyone else have this 'problem' when knocked up? ha ahaa aha

Ok, in the land of making/crafting I have been less than busy (this week at work has ben pretty draining), but I did get a chance to make these canvasses for fun, and hopeful future profit.

Just playing around with an idea, but I want to make more to try to flog off on etsy. Since we'll be down to one income soon, I want to be a WAHM as soon as possible. I want my own fashion line eventually, but that's not going to be possible straight away (too many baby related expenses to be able to afford to start up a full business right now), but I do love making things and I tend to be quite particular when i do(read: anal), so they're well made.
Personally I like these raw and open as they are, so you can see that everything is one-of-a-kind, not printed or mass produced. And I like the added texture and depth of the various pieces and fabrics. But I'm just not sure if they need to be more finished off at all. Any thoughts? would you hang these as they are, or would you maybe laquer them or glass frame them?


Sunday, 21 September 2008

Senior fez completed.

Sock monkey 2 is done! His colours needed a fez, so of course then he had to have a moustache. There is also a bell inside his hat to make him fun. Love him!

Friday, 19 September 2008

my first quilt

Ta Daaaaaaaaa. My first ever quilt is completed.
I actually finished it this weekend gone, but I've been too damn knackered to post anything this week. That baby is sucking the life outta me. Be great if i could not work so much, or at all, and just spend the time baby growing and crafting, but alas, income must be earned.
Anyway, here is my lovely quilt. I kept the design very simple, with 15cm squares, because I chose so many different fabrics, i really wanted the cloth to speak for itself. Next one might be more complex, see how i go. The pictures don't seem to do it justice, the colours are a lot brighter in real life, they seem a little washed out in the pics. Oh well, we're not all brilliant photographers.

close up, with help:

I backed the quilt with a soft dobby spotted voile, to add a pretty texture, without detracting from the crazy colours of the main side. 3cm wide binding in red poplin.

Big view (it's large enough to cover the king single bed that is the day bed in the kid's room):

And a shot to show the quilt in whole room context.
Ignore the fugly curtains; we rent. I am yet to make new ones, but don't worry they're on the list

And the cute sock monkey (pirate style) that i made on sunday. (the red eye patch is covering his other eye, and he has a silver earring as well, bit hard to see in the small pic-but if you click the picture, it''s easier to see) It's a bit big though, the body is about 20cm high, buttocks to forehead. I wasn't expecting the socks to stretch so much, but of course modern socks all have elastane in them, duh! For my first sock monkey attempt, i'm otherwise pretty happy with it. I want to now get some tiny socks and make tiny sock monkeys for tiny hands to hold!

So that's one weekend of crafting to one week of slobbing on the couch and passing out at 8pm. not a great ratio, I admit, but hopefully next week will be better.


Thursday, 11 September 2008

Going, going...

Well at 5.5 months i'm officially saying goodbye to my feet. At least while standing up straight anyway. It's ok though, there's two more kicking me in the kidneys. Which i guess makes me a quadruped for the next Few months. Cool. Depending on what's growing in there, i can also legitimately claim to be the proud owner of either a) 2 vaginas or b) a very small penis. Double cool! What crazy thing can you claim today? Huh? :-D

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Potential quiltage

Pulled out all my stash fabrics and spent half an hour faffing around and swapping and changing, but i think i finally have an idea of what i want to use for my first ever quilt. I want to make something for the upcoming spawn, but i don't want it to be cheesy or twee. And trying to use up the stash. Well, keep your fingers crossed for me. Hope it looks as good finished as it does in a stack! Ok, enough procrastinating, back to it. Xxx Cherry

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

what's on your wall?

my current inspiration board.
i'm sick of trying to buy maternity clothing and only finding ugly blandy mc bland stuff. and no-one seems to make anything smaller than size 10 or that isn't covered in ugly.
i don't want to wear cargos or plain tee shirts or anything that resembles laura ashley circa 1983.
i want to look like the divine miss dita with a basketball up her top.
so a sewing i will go, a sewing i will go, high ho the dairy oh, a sewing i will go...

so what's inspiring you lately?

why isn't there any sexy but cute and pin-uppy clothing for me?

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

This week i am mostly eating. . .

Pineapple. And apple/lemon juice. Oh the joys of pregnancy hormones.


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