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

Friday, April 9, 2010

Christmas thank you cards

Things around here, since Zoe was born, are taking a little longer to complete than normal.

When we went away on holidays recently, I finally had the time to write messages on and post Abbey's Christmas thank you cards.

I love these cupcake cards, and they are very easy to make. You just draw a cupcake shape over the fold in a blank card, colour this in, then stick a multi folded piece of coloured card above the cupcake. I found that 1/4 of an A4 sheet of card, divided down the longest edge, fitted our cards perfectly (I hope this makes sense)

We got the idea from Mister Maker. Mister Maker is a big hit in our house, both Abbey and I love this show (when it is on ABC1 or ABC2)

Have fun!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Au revoir

Yesterday we sadly said goodbye to Chris's parents. They had been staying with us for the last 8 weeks, visiting all the way from England.

The house feels so big now, and oddly very quiet, even with two noisy children still here.

Safe travels home, Nanny Kiss and Grandad Pete. xox

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I love holidays