Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lady Bug Cat has moved........

Hey were you looking for me?
Is that what you came to see?

This lady bug Cat

Has moved house

I am basking in the warm glow

Monday, June 28, 2010

At my house.....

We have all been taking it in turns to get sick for the last two weeks. Not much fun. Almost all of us are better though. Yay!

Abbey has been helping to empty the dishwasher. We are encouraging her to help around the house, especially as she still thinks many chores are fun.

She left me some artfully arranged toast crusts.

We have been making cookie cutter sandwiches for lunch. Tastes better this way, I am told.

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And her daddy makes the best mocha (for me) and baby cino for her. He puts his heart into it.

More over at Lou's house.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Raspberry rainbow will be here very soon

My new logo.
I LOVE it.
raspberry rainbow coming very, very soon.

Monday, June 7, 2010

At my house....

Zoe has turned to booze. Actually, it was her first time exploring the fridge, and she loved it (the exploring, not the beer)

I had to take a photo of the nappy change table, as it is not very often I am so stocked up with clean, dry nappies.

I love it when this little face wakes up all smiley. She is such a happy soul.

And boy can she pull some funny faces too :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I have a confession to make....

I feel like a bad Auntie.

Well over a month ago, I bought this box of lego from my favourite local op shop, one day when I had Zoe under one arm, and a small bag of shopping in the other. It was the first thing I saw when I walked into the shop. All I thought at the time was "Oooo, lego, you can never have too much lego. And wow, 10 bucks only. Bargain" So yoink, I put the big box under my one arm. The kind man at the oppy sticky taped the box up for me, so no bits would fall out, and I carefully walked out to the car with Zoe on one hip, and the box of lego on the other.

I went home, put it down in a corner, and promptly forgot about it. Then Chris, Abbey and I all got sick. Then we realised that it was Richie's birthday, and we weren't very organised on the present front. Maybe he would like the box of lego? It is Star Wars lego, and he already has lots of that, so I am sure he will love it. OK, lets package it up and post over to England.

When I opened the box to package it up, I then realised how much lego was really in this set. It was huge. 985 pieces of huge.

Then I found out how much it would cost to post to England (just the lego, not the box it comes in) and I almost fainted. A small fortune.

This lego looked so new, they must still be making this one. OK, lovely inter-web, I am sure we can find the same thing on an English website, and get it shipped to him locally and cheaper than the price of the postage from Australia?

Wrong. It is not longer made. It is lego vintage 2004. This box of lego is now a collectors item.

So, what to do with a collectible box of lego? We will probably sell it. I will then donate some of the money from its sale to the local op shop. At the end of the day, our local op shops are here to raise money and support people in need.

And Richie, we are very sorry we are so unorganised with your birthday present this year. A different lego-like birthday present will be with you soon.

Love from Auntie Cat and Uncle Sid, Abbey and Zoe xox

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, May 31, 2010

At my house....

Yesterday, Abbey and I went out for some "mummy and big girl" fun.

While out, I was mesmerised by these beautiful autumn leaves. I had to bring some home. I had no idea what I wanted to do with them. I just had to have some.

So today I pulled out my macro lens, and took some photos. Lovely.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Raspberry Rainbow sneak peek

Another peek here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Coming soon!

Soon, my online shop will open!

I am so excited, and nervous and terrified all at the same time.

A few more things need finishing first.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crafty Mother's Day goodies

(Apart from thinking I had mastitis, which turned out to be a blocked milk duct - all OK now) I had a lovely Mother's Day.

Look at all the beautiful hand made goodies I received from Abbey. I am very lucky!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Seeing spots

I borrowed this beautiful book from the library, and made this cute circular pincushion for my spot loving sister in law Stepf.

The fabric is from Japan, and so lovely and soft - thank you to Jacqui from Mee a Bee for sending me some of her fabric scraps when I ordered Abbey a gorgeous custom made kinder bag earlier in the year.

The book is beautiful, but I am glad I did not buy it, as there was a fault with the enclosed pattern, but luckily I sussed it out.

My little brother suggested we make him a MUCH bigger one, so he can use it as a bean bag. Imagine how much fabric I would need for that!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bibs 'n messes

I am doing my best to enjoy Zoe starting solids, but she has her own ideas about it all. She refuses to eat anything off a spoon. She will happily chew on a spoon. Just don't try to feed her from a spoon.

She is more than happy to feed herself. Actually, she loves feeding herself. And the bigger it is, the more she seems to enjoy it. So she is now eating vegemite sandwiches, chunky steamed vegetables, mini sausage rolls and her favourite is to munch on a chicken drumstick or wing. Last week, a chicken drumstick kept her happily amused for over 40 minutes (yay! I got dinner made on time that day)

The down side of this is the mess. Everywhere. So only bibs with long sleeves will do. I only had two bibs like these. So I ordered one off this wonderful website and I surprised myself and made one this weekend, and completely finished it too.

Fits her perfectly. Lovely :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sushi cushions

My dear friend Nancy recently bought her own house. All by herself.

She is one of my sushi friends from work, we love going out for lunch for a chat and sushi.

When I saw this fabric, I just had to make her something. Cushion covers were perfect for her new home.

I also made her a card, and am so pleased how it turned out (using fabric scraps from this dress)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, darling girl

Happy 4th Birthday Abbey.

Four years ago today, it was supposed to be my last day of work before Maternity leave started. But you had other ideas. Instead, I was waking daddy up at 4-something-am saying my waters had broken. We were having a baby. One month early. No hospital bag packed. Luckily, we did not panic. We packed some bags, and by the time your daddy was driving me to the hospital, contractions had started.

At 1:47pm you arrived after a quick birth of under 6 hours.  There was a room full of doctors and nurses when you were born, they were all concerned for your heath as you were a month early. Daddy and Nanny G were there to help too, I needed them. After a quick cuddle, you and daddy were whisked away to the Special Care Nursery, where you lived for the first 15 days of your life.

Since your birth, we have learnt to let you do many things, all in "Abbey-time".

You bring us so much joy and make us laugh every day. We are so proud of you, the way you have grown into such a polite, sweet and thoughtful little girl. We love your energy and enthusiasm and wonder at all things new.

I love you with all my heart, darling girl. Happy 4th Birthday.

Love from Mummy xoxox