Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A birthday weekend

My present!

Dessert made by a friend

Photos from our picnic

A great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Creative Space - First Baby Things

I've been away from my creative space for a while and now I'm a wee bit early for this week. First trimester exhaustion and nausea were to blame and then I just seemed to be busy with other things. But I'm back! Hurrah for me!

Mum bought me (well the baby) some little white tops from Cotton On and I've decided to trim & decorate them. First up is green blanket stitch. That's unisex right?

I'm still very happy with our decision to not find out if it's a boy or a girl. There aren't many surprises in life and this one is going to be a big one. Plus if I knew I'd open myself up to so many things I wanted to buy - this way it's much easier on my budget.
ps - If you are wondering why the image is sideways ask blogger... I could not for the life of me get it to load the right way.... Dinner was ready so I gave up!

Maternity Clothes

I'm starting to get used to the idea of maternity clothes. My clothes are just starting to not fit quite right. Skirts still do up but under my ribs which is not very comfortable or flattering. My skinny jeans are way too tight to do up and although I could probably manage it's probably some form of child abuse to wear them.

On the weekend I went through my wardrobe and put all the things that fit up one end and all the things that don't up the other. At the moment it's about half/half but I can see it's going to become a case of reviewing each week.

I bought a pair of Mavi maternity jeans on the weekend. My giddy aunt are they comfortable!Everyone should own a pair for those days that waists dig in! Super excited about them as they were half price, dark denim, skinny leg and fit my butt. They are nothing like I would have expected to feel in maternity clothes. I feel excellent!

I picked up this today from TopShop online. I could not resist it - I mean it's just the sweetest cardi I've seen and with conversion rates like they are including postage from the UK it was just over $50.

With the volcano debacle in the UK I'm sure it will take a while to get to me but I can wait - it's well worth it.

I've felt the baby kick a bit now, at least I think that's what the feelings are. It's such a lovely feeling. Like little reminders that there is a little person on the way and that they are 'doing good growing' as we say in our house.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Something from 1955

Originally uploaded by Daisy.Sue
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Best photo ever

Enough to bring tears to my eyes, our little baby at 19wks today.

Email from the baby's Grandma 'oh my goodness I think I am going to cry'
Email from the baby's Grandpa 'Man that is awesome - and it looks beautiful too!!!'

Oh so cute by Cathy

I found this pattern book yesterday - so cute - cant wait to get knitting.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Archie likes to floss

Meet Archibald - he's the newest member of our softie family. He likes green vegetables, flossing his teeth and playing chess when it rains. He doesn't like the smell of fish, it makes him sneeze. His friends call him Archie.

turns out I can knit

Yes after going on (and on) about how I'm a crochet girl I tried my hand at knitting. A friend inspired me after she told me she taught herself to sew a zip in using youtube.
A week or so ago I learnt how to cast on (although I seemed to have invented my own 'special way' since...). Over the next week I practiced rows of purl and plain and can now recognise what row I'm up to if I have to put the knitting down to cook, eat, sleep or go to work.

While at Grandma's for Easter Sunday mum showed me how to fix up dropped or added stitches (with a crochet hook - I DO like that bit).

Finally when at the fabric shop S*******t (agh that place makes me CRAZY) while waiting 30 minutes for them to refund the $10 they had charged (yes charged) me for the birthday voucher I was trying to redeem (bunch of rocket scientists they are...) I picked up a simple pattern for a scarf that had a V made from purl and plain. I'm very chuffed with my progress. It did take me a while to get the hang of bringing the wool to the front or the back when changing to and from purl and plain.
Check it out!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

a special dress

This time a year 1 year ago it was the night before my wedding. I spent the evening at my parents house, we had pizza for dinner and then Dad and I watched Father of the Bride while Mum finished off the petticoats for the bridesmaids.
Today to mark the occassion I took my dress out of the cupboard and MrG took some amazing photos with our new camera.

while cooking dinner...

While cooking dinner tonight I taught myself to cast on. Quite an achievement really as I've always had a bit of a metal block when it came to knitting.

Since then I've managed to remember how to knit and to my surprise purl as well! Here is my progress
I used this very helpful video on youtube - super clear and no fingers in the way of the stitches!

Dinner was handmade gnocchi with roasted tomatoes, bacon and sweet onion - Will certainly make this one again - it was awesome and devoured before I got to take a photo of the meal.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Almost a year ago

On Sunday it will be our 1st wedding anniversary. It's been a wonderful year and I still get a kick out of saying 'my husband' and I think I always will it's a great way to start a sentence.

MrG bought me the most beautiful bunch of flowers to celebrate. He took one of the vases that we used for the wedding back to the florist and asked her to fill it with the same flowers I had in my bouquet. They are breathtaking and I just had to share them.