Tuesday, 21 April 2009

New Trousers for Baby

As mentioned in previous post... I customised my dad's old shirt into a pair of trousers for baby and they were very successful!  Am soooo excited want to carry on with making clothes for her now!  It seems such a waste to throw old clothes out when you can re-create them into something new and wonderful.

Am really trying to not be wasteful and think about everything I do. For example using cloth nappies instead of disposables - am using half and half at mo.. and making my own wet wipe solution (see internet for recipes) whilst using old flannels instead of wipes for baby.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Seed Sowing

Well I've been sowing a few seeds today... planted some rocket seeds, lettuce, tomato and basil.. can't wait to see the little seedlings appear.. it's a lovely warm day here today so that should set them off to a good start.

Have got a wonderful book ... The Creative Family, by Amanda Soule - she has a great blog... soulemama and it's got some great ideas for free, simple family time including games, music, nature walks right down to customising clothes for children etc.  I've been having a read and have now got the bug and want to make my little one some trousers customising from one of my dad's old shirts!  Will let you know how I get on!...

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Wet Wednesday

Hello there, it was my birthday last Saturday and had a lovely day, had some visitors come round in the morning then we went to a garden centre and I bought some lovely eggs to decorate our little Easter tree with and a chilli plant!  We then went out shopping and I bought baby some clothes and we had a leisurely coffee and cake - it was wonderful!  In the evening we went out to a couple of pubs for some drinks and some much needed time with other half... all in all it was a great day... 

Easter Sunday was spent pottering around eating too much chocolate!

Today I've just been busy selling some baby clothes that little baby grown out of - already!  Time really does fly!  Other half is out walking the doggy.

Last night I bought some lovely vintage linen fabric with birdies on from ebay with my birthday money.. can't think quite what to do with it yet, but am sure I'll come up with something!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Stew in Spring!

I've just made some beef stew!  I know, I know! It's not quite the weather for it but we absolutely love it, it's soo easy to make and yummy!  we usually do double quantity cos it's nicer the next day isn't it... yum, yum...

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Felt Stocking

Finished! Finally, yippee, spent a final 3 hours working on this last night and it's now complete!  It's a very early Christmas pressie for my daughter.  There was so much work gone into it including not having enough beads and thread left in kit! But we got there!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Spring has Sprung!

Well today has been a great day - was out in the garden pottering ... cleaned out a terracotta herb pot and put fresh compost in and sewed the seeds of basil and parsley, can't wait to see the little seedlings appear, it's always so satisfying isn't it?  So now in the garden we have rhubarb, cabbage, beetroot, rosemary and mint!

Just been on Attic24's blog and she has ordered 5 samples of stripey deckchair fabric which looks really bright and cheerful... so, inspired, I decided to have a look at the website she ordered it from and WOW! I couldn't resist so have done the same! would love to get some fabric to create some seat cushions for the garden (www.deckchairstripes.com)... have to see..

Baby has been rolling onto her side a lot today!  She really got the hang of it now, it's so lovely to watch her progress...

Ta ta for now..

Sunday, 5 April 2009


Well, we are having a lovely weekend!  Yesterday we went for a nice walk with my partner's parents round Elvaston Castle with the dogs .. baby was in her carrier and she loved it, lots of gurgly giggles from her!  So cute...

In the evening I did some more sewing of my felt christmas stocking - I will put some photos on soon - and a bit more of the birth sampler cross stitch project.

Also made an Easter card for baby and one for niece.

Sunday, today, we took dog out for walk in the morning, then went sat out for a couple of hours, was a gloriously sunny day, so relaxing.

Am going to spend a cosy evening sewing and watching tv...

ta ta

Friday, 3 April 2009

Long Time - No See...

Hello there, so sorry to not have blogged for ages and ages..  am making a conscious decision to do more of my own blogging cos every time I come on I'm busy following everybody else's and forget about my own!  Anyway enough rambling...

My beautiful little girl is now nearly 4 months old! Can't believe it, the time really does fly, she's nearly sitting up now and smiling lots.  Each day I notice some small change in her, it's amazing, I love being a mum!

The Christmas stocking I was working on is now very nearly finished just need to assemble it now and am currently working on a birth sampler for baby's room.

Spring seems to be here now, all the lovely flowers in the garden that are beginning to appear ... love the daffs and tulips ... am going to plant some vegetable seeds soon ... will let u know how I get on..

ta ta for now!