Friday, September 30, 2011

Lets hear it for the boy...

We had our 20 week scan this morning & found out that we're having a boy!! (and he's healthy & strong!). Very excited, but nervous about this news. I come from a family of sisters, I don't know what to do with a boy, they're a bit foreign to me! Here's some Pinterest found inspiration to get me started:

1. smudgetikka
2. House 8810
3. smudgetikka
4. dana made it

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy chooks

Our chook house is finished! We're yet to complete the permanent yard (at the moment it's a temporary one) and we're going to plant a dwarf mulberry in the yard to add some shade & character. The chooks are so much happier & cleaner now, here's hoping they get back on the lay!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ballet girl

Evie has her first ballet class this morning, I think we're all a bit excited about it. Evie has been talking about ballet for months, she is fuelled by her love of pink, tutus & Angelina Ballerina. I'm anticipating hyperactivity & cuteness, I'll let you know how it goes.

Pic from Snippet & Ink

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Some things I've made lately

What a self-explanatory title!

- this is Ruffulus Tuffulus (named by Evie, spelling unknown!) In an effort to keep Evie in bed at night we've been sending her off with a heated wheat bag this winter, works great! I thought it was about time she had her own & came up with this one (which I'm quite proud of). It was practically free, the corduroy I already had at home, and it is filled with dried lavender & wheat kernels (some of my dad's chook food!)

(ha! don't know if you picked up on the vibe that Evie didn't feel like posing!)

- In the process of cleaning out my sewing room I found half a t-shirt (cut up for another project) and the bottom of my sisters dress that she shortened (already hemmed). I sewed them together & tada, a new dress! Evie wasn't convinced at first because it's not pink, but some twirling sorted that out. It is now her 'most beautiful, beautiful twirling dress'! can't ask for a better description!

(once again the only pic I could snap, not in a photo mood!)

- I've been sewing this one for over 6 months, I popped it away when I got stuck on something & didn't pick it up for a while. Anyway, it is now finished! (and needs some adjusting because she's grown so much!) It's a short overall/playsuit pattern from the 60's & is so adorable.

- I also sewed myself a pair of knickers, but I'll save you from the visuals on that (definitely not sexy!) But the material & elastic were free (from my mum's stash) so I love them! (comfiest ever!)

What have you been creating??

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A new desk

With a baby on the way our house is undergoing some major sorting out & reorganising. My sewing room will become the new babies room (boohoo for me!). My awesome husband has built (!) me a desk in our built-in-robe. Here's a shot of the building in progress:

The desk was completed at the beginning of August & I've already happily sewn a few projects in my new nook. I love it! (I also love that I can close a door on a bit of mess!)

ha! I love my little superhero helper

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Some lovely links - 13

- Whitney Deal from one of my favourite blogs, Darling Dexter, has opened her own wedding dress shop - adorable!

- Imagine having a marbled wood floor like this - like walking on rainbows! From snedker studio, via famille summerbelle

- I can't believe this is fabric, I would love to hang it as art! From Marimekko, via Road Trip in Finland

- aww, cute! From niou, via Babyccino Kids

- I love reading the 'Mom Stories' on bloesem kids

 - yum, Swedish Visiting Cake

- Baked Pear Oatmeal sounds delish!

- cool free art to download & print

- not a very glamorous link perhaps, but a handy tute for making your own nursing pads

- ha, another not glamorous link, but are you interested in getting your sexy mojo back? (I love this 'natural fertility blog, very interesting)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baby bump

I finally got Rog to take a photo of me & my baby bump, so here it is at 17 weeks:

*Note to self, look happier & less tired for next photo!!

By the way, here is a photo of me at 17 weeks when I was pregnant with Evie!

Those tummy muscles sure remember & get bigger earlier. I can't help but think, if I'm this big already, where is it going to end! And yes, there's only one baby in there!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Evie & I were so excited to receive two packages in the mail yesterday, hooray! It felt like Christmas!

I know I've shared with you before my love of sandals (ha, yes, I'm really that lame!) Anyway, I succumbed and bought a pair for Evie & myself, vintage Saltwater Sandals from Pure Vintage Clothing on etsy. I've read really good reviews on the quality of these sandals, and I'm so impressed that these second-hand pairs are almost brand new in quality (and so much cheaper than buying new!) Yes, I'm quite excited! I measured Evie's feet a little wrong & hers are way too huge, so I might have snuck back online to order a slightly smaller (and more purple) pair!

I don't know if you remember that I won this outfit recently, it is sooo cute! Evie loves it, and hasn't wanted to take it off. The t-shirt & shorts seem to be really good quality & comfy too. This pose of Evies is called the 'monster plant', long story, but it makes me laugh!

Have you had any good packages or mail lately?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Snapshots of a productive weekend

Roger found an old organiser that still works and he's given it to Evie, she loves her new 'laptop'! She loves to sit with us & we all 'work' on our computers. Saturday morning before breakfast she tucked herself in on the lounge to play with her laptop. Evie loves typing her name & making up 'funny' numbers!

Yesterday we got a big delivery of lovely soil for our raised garden beds (you might remember we built these beds back in March, but have only now filled them!) My folks came over & helped us move the dirt. Evie used a little wheelbarrow, from when my dad was a boy, and 'helped' alot! (You might notice that I'm not working in any pictures, I find that being 16 weeks pregnant is the best excuse!!)

Today is chook house day! Rog & his dad are building the new house for our chookies!! Evie & I are in charge of food supplies (homemade biscuits & pizza) and staying out of the way!

Have you been productive this weekend?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Aaah spring!

I don't know about anyone else, but spring feels like coming back to life for me!
Today I'm looking forward to watering the garden, hanging up some washing, warming in the sun & maybe a trip to the beach with Evie.

I found some pics of springtime three years ago, Evie's first trip to the beach, what a little munchkin!