Friday, October 29, 2010

Belly Dancer

5 Weeks and the Day We Found Out!
18 Weeks
And to think some girl in a shop said, "Ha. You don't look pregnant." This will wipe the look of skepticism off her pimply teen face! (enjoy your career at Dotti, ya cow!) That's either a winter in a very chocolaty paddock or that's a baby belly!

God my belly was nice to start with even if I do say so myself. Now all you 'god-fairy-mother-aunts' better start praying with me that one day I get that back ;o)

Before you say it Kate no I am NOT wearing a bra.
I took off my new E cup bra as it was bras off o'clock.
To think they are still growing...

Don't forget the giveaway lovelies!

Ab x

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dirty thirty!


Hello DIRTY!
 More messy than dirty I suppose. Does anyone want to come over and tidy my cutting table?
All is the spirit of gift giving and that.... ;o)
Mose well do the chair as well. A top or two to be quilted, a few threads to be darned in, a bit of this and a bit of that.

What no takers?

Better have a giveaway.
How about $30 to spend on you.
The condition is, you MUST spend it on something you really want. Something from Made It or Etsy or your favourite fabric shop. Or maybe a market on something fabulous and handmade.
Seems fair to me.
(Winner must also clean aforementioned dirty cutting desk)

So what do you have to do? 
Give me your best advice for hitting the age milestone of thirty. Tell me the must knows, especially the ones you wish you had known.
Get it?
Got it.

Have a great International Day of Celebration of Abbe's Birthday Day!
Ab xx

Monday, October 25, 2010

Snow, sweltering sun and sewing

Saturday the 16th of Oct I woke up to this.
Yep, SNOW!
Much fun was had with snowballs and snowflakes.

On Sunday the 17th I flew to Darwin.
A whole week with my bloggy mate Bianca and this is the view from her yard!
More than 30 degrees and beautiful blue skies.
It was sooooo wonderfully warm.

Bianca took me on some sight seeing. We visited the war memorial at Adelaide River and then met up with another blogger, Kirsty. We enjoyed a lovely lunch (yum!) with her and then we made her do show-and-tell. Kirsty has an amazing eye for colour and is making some fabulous things.

We also visited Litchfield National Park where we saw some wonderful water falls, termite mounds and a flame tree or two.

 I also had the wonderful experience of crying with laughter when I turned around at one water hole to find Ms Bianca flat on her back in the water, camera in hand and look of surprise on her face. It took me more than five minutes just to able to pull myself together enough to ask if she was okay. Last night I thought about it again and started laughing out loud in bed. Ahhh laughing at with your there anything better?
 She might be a bit wet and soggy but she was still laughing as she told me to F off!

And this little chestnut is the stunning mini quilt that B made me for the quilt swap we were in. I love it and I think it'll look great in the baby's room no matter what flavour we have. Just need to get a baby's room....
The girl does mighty good points!

And guess what? You're mad and I'm not....
AND on Wednesday I am turning 30!!!!
I'm not quite having the large celebration I had originally been planning. I'm going to save that for my 31st when I have Baby CP ensconced with a babysitter so I can let my hair down (yep, already planning escapes) and really party.

I better have a giveaway as it will also co-incide with my 100th POST.
More details on Wednesday.

Better get some chores done so I can earn some slobbing time this arvo.

A HUGE thanks to Bianca and her munchkins for having me for a week. Funny who you can meet on the internet and amazing that they can turn into real and fabulous, life-long friends. Yep B, you're stuck with me!

Sew well peeps,
Ab xx

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New shoes

I bought some new shoes a few weeks ago.
The Addidas belongs to Mr CP. Yes, he does have rather large feet.
But those other shoes are also rather small....

But that will be fine for this little whipper snapper.
It turns out we made a Baby CP.

Now before you all say 'I told you so' because of this book I bought, we actually DIDN'T know at that stage. Boy oh boy do we know now.

The important bits:

I'm due March 30th (eeek!)
We are not going to find out (I'm just happy it's human)
It's my excuse for less blogging and more sleeping (9.30pm is a late night now!)
 I'm excited!