Thursday, 2 April 2009

busy busy busy

Too busy to post this week gone. In the good way, thankfully.
*My mum came over from Tassie on the weekend to spend some time with the King, which was great. A really nice relaxing day. Having Kingston has definitely improved our relationship a great deal,I think because we now have a shared topic of interest we can talk non-stop about!
*Finally managed to vacuum the house, which was starting to grow things I'm sure. (dull but necessary-next I need to mop up all the vomit spills, at least most are just milk from King ha aaha )
*Been emailing back and forth with a long lost friend from way back, who now has 2 kids, her youngest was born within the week of King which is pretty cool, so talking baby shite lots.
*Personal training on wed nights, with these guys: next level Gary is fit as fuck and a lovely guy, so slowly getting my body back, which is nice. (currently a slim size 10, with huge norgs, but I've lost 5cm off my circumferences so far...wooo!)
*Best of all though, I have actually managed to do some making! Nothing on the range yet, I've been procrastinating on the patternmaking front, but some little things for king, which I'm happy about. I did cut out 10 size small minky nappies for him, leave them in my 'to do' pile, and then discover 4 days later he's grown out of smalls....bloody growth spurts! he weighs 7.01kg now! so i'll just leave them until the next one comes along, and they can have them.

Ok, ok, pictures, right? who goes to blogs to actually read anyway?!?

A taggy blankie for King. (the button is bigger than a film canister, so safe if the rick rack breaks), the back is minky (sooooft), and the monkey faces are great, as King is right into faces at the moment.

A grandpa cap and slippers for King. I had a cap that was toddlers size (52cm) and i copied the pattern and then graded it down to 00-0 size (49cm). I also added some elastic at the back (under the lining), so it will grip his head until he grows into it. And a cute rocket pip label.
The shoes also have a soft leather sole and will fit until 6months, so he should get some wear out of them I hope! I just followed this pattern.

I also made a new playmat, as I wanted one with the overhanging bits to hang toys from. (King looooves hitting things), so I cut up a pop-up laundry basket and used the heavy wire from that. covered them in some hand made gingham bias tape, and made some 'stoppers' for the emds with leather inside to preven the wire from poking through. the rest is just the usual sewing etc...
Apparently it works! Apologies for the shitty lighting, but we couldn't wait one second to try it out!



  1. ok - firstly thank you soooo much for the parcel - i have spread out the fabric and i am mulling over a few ideas. i'm seeing bags - (i always see bags). i'll let you know how it turns out.
    secondly - congrats on your body shaping - i envy your determination - could you send me a bit of that.
    thirdly - becoming a mother tends to bring you back to yours - i think you are right, you finally share a common bond (although there may be more bonds). mum my brought so much wisdom to my parenting - the most important was to relax and enjoy - don't get strung out on what other people think you should do.....
    phew - and finally the playmat looks fantastic and so too does that baby!

  2. love that hat... well done. King is growing up so quickly.... what a funtastic mama you are!!

  3. WOW, my goodness, how much has Kingston, seems like it was only yesterday you were busily sewing MCN's and he arrived suddenly! Loving that your blogging more often!!! I'm still reading! LOL Mel

  4. Love that hat - very stylish as my girls would say.

  5. Gee I wish I had our creativty! I have an ovrlocker and a sewing machine...and an absolute stack of material and half sewed things....... I have this beautiful blue baby blanket that I need to finish.
    *sigh* Is cyber jealously a bad thing?



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