Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My best creation yet....

And here he is. A son, Sampson.

Never had I imagined I could create something so beautiful. 
And here he is passing his hearing test with flying colours. Welcome little man.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A new hand project

The tee-pee is now finished (insert photo here when it's set up).

I'm at the hospital at least twice a week for checkups now - anywhere between 3 and 5 hours each time. So I've started to crochet this shawl. 

The shawl will be for breast feeding, maybe too hot for Far North Queensland.... but useful for visiting Victoria I expect.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Birthing necklace in progress

I asked women friends and family from near and afar to post me a bead so that I could craft a necklace to wear while birthing. 

My intention is to wear the necklace during labour so that I can feel the energy and spirit of my circle of women at this time.

 I decided to knit it on wire in two strands (I have so many beads and medallions!).  It's started.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I've finished my baby's quilt!

I am feeling quite relieved at having finished my baby's quilt. It's kind of like frantic home-made nesting - finishing projects.
It feels like it's ok if the baby comes early now. I am ready. 
 Here is the baby hospital bag packed and ready to go.
I think I'll shoot a better photo when Bub is lying on the quilt.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


I've been working on making this tee-pee from a free pattern in the Spotlight magazine. Well, actually, the magazine costs $1. Totally worth paying for the pattern. I bought a stack of fabric for $2 per metre and I've had help cutting out the pieces. (For some reason, my huge baby bump wouldn't allow me to get down on the floor to measure and cut the pieces!). 
It's started at least. I am trying to work on in while 5yo boy is at school so that he doesn't see it. It's a gift from the baby for him. I bought a second hand fairy mushroom cubby for 4yo girl. They are both indoor cubbies that will give them their own space, and I will be able to make cushions and other accessories next year when the sewing machine comes out again (I think it will be next year).

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Getting ready

Hand quilting my baby's quilt in preparation for his/her arrival. It hasn't worked out perfectly, it's not exactly flat. But babies don't notice these things do they?

I quite like the vintage look of the crinkled effect.

 Here we are getting ready for the baby shower!!

 I've been blessed with a good many useful gifts: clothes, baby bouncer, creams, powders, nappies, breastfeeding cushion, electric breast pump, quilts (I must share photos), and hand made blankets. Everything in gender neutral colours - mostly lemon, mint and white. It's getting exciting. Baby will soon be here.

Monday, August 24, 2015

More baby wardrobe essentials

And this completes our wardrobe of nappy pants - 11 pairs to fit up to 3 months of age. I wonder how long they will fit?
I am certain it will be more comfortable to hold and cuddle a baby wearing a singlet and cotton nappy pants than to sweat holding a baby in a plastic nappy.

Right! Onto the next project! Only a few weeks before the sewing machine is packed away for quite some time. Eep! But who is panicking?