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Friday, November 2, 2012

On the home stretch

Did I mention I'm on maternity leave??? No? Well, I am!! And I love it! Loving that I don't have to find something to wear (where DO all my work clothes disappear to each morning??), get the boys ready, drop them off at daycare / Grandma's house / before school care, drive an hour or so in traffic, sit at a desk all day, turn around and drive home / pick up the boys.

I'm loving that I don't have to rush rush rush each morning. I can take my time getting the boys ready for kindy and school. I'm loving that I can stay local, unless I WANT to!

I'm now nearly 35 weeks. eeek!! I'm getting quite excited :) I saw my obstetrician today and I only have a few more appointments left until THE day. Woot!!!

Just now have to do a few more things around here and I'll be ready. Finish the baby's room, organise the house a bit, cook a few things for the freezer, do my Christmas shopping etc. Oh well, I've got time still.... just!

Here's my latest belly shots


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Baby shower / morning tea - chevron!

While this is my third baby, I thought I'd still like to have a little celebration with my friends before my little one arrives.

We decided to just have a girls morning tea with yummy food and chatting.

I searched etsy for some cute chevron baby shower labels and found a lovely little set from this store. I wanted editable table settings so I could put the words I wanted. They were super easy to use and came in lots of lovely colours. Seeing as this is my last baby and my first little girl, I went a little crazy with pink!! Lots of pink!

My Cath Kidston tin came off the display shelf in my kitchen. I love this tin and still love looking at it everyday. It fit in perfectly at the baby shower :)

 I couldn't find a table cloth I liked, so I used this lovely fabric from my fabric cupboard. It went perfectly!

A couple of the guests couldn't make it at the last minute, including one of my lovely friends who gave birth to her son that morning!! But, it just meant more food for the rest of us :) It was a really lovely day.

Oh and here's a belly pic!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spunky boys

I love this pic of the boys. It was taken last month at my BIL's wedding.

They are so handsome :)


Saying goodbye to a friend

My mum has always had corgi dogs. She had one when I was born and I grew up with him. He died when I was 9 and I still remember how upsetting it was.

After him, we had 2 more corgis who lived long lives and died when I was in my 20s.

My mum had a few years then with no dogs, but around 10 years ago she brought home 2 new corgis.

My boys spend a lot of time at my mum's house and the dogs have been like their own. They play with them every time we are there and love spending time in the yard with them.

One of the dogs, Lace, has been getting sicker over the last few months. She had cancer. The vet did an operation on Lace a couple of weeks ago, but she became very sick over the last few days. She could no longer walk, go to the toilet, swallow and blink her eyelids.

The decision was made to put her down :( hard one to make, but best for her.

I explained to my boys about Lace. They knew she was sick and knew she was going to die. I took them over to say goodbye last night. Jack was really upset but Luke didn't really understand.

 Luke with Lace

Jack with Lace

both boys with Lace. She loved their cuddles :)

Jack was at my mum's this afternoon and was looking for Lace :( he was upset that she was gone.

RIP Lace. You will be missed, sweet girl xx


Baby's first quilt

Tuesday is my day at home with no kids. Lately, I use it to clean the house and to sleep. Ahhh sleep!!

But today, I felt like sewing! So, I made baby's first quilt. It's going to be for her cradle and later to use in the pram. It's nice and small and I love the end result. So pretty :)


Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'm getting impatient. I've been checking and double checking the letter box since I put in my fabric order last week (or was it the week before??) on etsy. I want it now! I know, I know, it needs to come from America so it can take a little while.

While I'm waiting, I decided to look for more fabric. Yep. I put in another fabric order today. And now I'll have to wait for that order too...... hmmmm.

I'm loving this new range out from Riley Blake. I'm thinking I'll make a cute little quilt and some cushions :)

And I thought I'd add into my cart some chevron. I really love chevron and have looked at it for ages. I'm going to make a couple of cushions for our lounge and maybe a wall hanging.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Choosing fabric

One of my favourite pass times is searching the 'net for fabric. Soooo many choices out there!

In the past, I would have so many favourite fabrics that I would use if I were ever to have a girl. Now that we are having a girl, I keep changing my mind over and over as to what fabrics I will choose.

I want to make for her
* quilt for her cot
* mini quilt for her cradle
* play mat quilt
* pram blanket / quilt
* bunting for her room
* fabric letters for her name (when we finally choose one!)

My favourite colour is pale blue / duck egg blue, but I also wanted to add in pale pink to make it nice and girly. So, I wanted to choose floral, dots, vintagey looking, soft, pale pink, pale blue & white.

Ta Da!! found a great little bundle on etsy. I've ordered a yard in each colour. It's Tanya Whelan fabric and is perfect :)


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Luke turns 3

In April, my little boy Luke turned 3! He's such a delight to have around. He's a shy little thing around most people, but at home he is a scream. Such a funny little boy who loves to entertain us.

He wanted animal figures for his birthday and he wanted a Rio (the movie) themed "party" with his 3 little mates at the park. Bless him.

It was easy to organise. All I had to do was print up a sign or 2 saying "Luke's Rio party" and we were set. He was so happy with that! haha. Cutie

The birthday boy with 2 of his new animals

Luke's birthday cake. A 3 in blue and orange with a Rio bird printout. 

He loved his little poster I made! so easy!

Checking out his cake. 

Blowing out his candles

and here he was as a newborn


Gender reveal cake

I thought I'd have a bit of fun when I found out that baby number 3 is a girl.

I originally told my 2 closest girlfriends that my ultrasound was on the Friday. I tricked them and actually had my appointment on the Wednesday. We had already planned to meet up that night and I was making dessert. I decided to make either a blue or pink cake with white icing, so then when they cut the cake they would find out the gender.

I didn't take a pic of it before it was cut, but it had white icing and a question mark make from smarties.

I took the cake over and they were so excited!! The closed their eyes and cut the cake together. They opened their eyes, saw the pink and squealed!!

It was delicious! And so much fun!!


Slacko blogger! and an announcement!

My goodness!!! It's been forever since I blogged!! What a slacko!

I'll do some blog posts to get back up to date, but for now I have a little announcement :)

Baby number 3 is on the way!! I'm now 27 weeks and due in early December. I'm on the countdown to maternity leave (9 work days to go - woot!)

13 weeks

18 weeks

20 weeks

25 weeks

26 weeks (yep, being a dork in the mirror!)

 27 weeks 

 And after 2 lovely little boys, it's nice to know that we are expecting a little GIRL!! We are very excited, but oh em gee I can't stop looking at fabric! So much choice! WHAT am I going to make her quilt, bunting, pram blanket, play rug etc etc etc from?? haha ;)