Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Past, Present(s), Future

I got me an elf for Christmas.

Yup, he's gorgeous.

We had a wonderful Christmas with family and it seems Harvey has been good because Santa delivered!
I successfully cooked a turkey for the first time and we had a wonderful, relaxed Christmas at home with my folks. There was lots of joy while gifts were opened and all eyes were on Harvey while he explored his new things.

I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and that the new years brings you love, laughs, fun and LOTS of fabric.

I'm hoping I can complete one project a month during 2012.
It's ambitious but I have the need to reduce the WIP's so that I can get into some long awaited 'must do's'.

Happy crafting,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sacked Again!

Santa Sacked.

The Quality Control Officer gave his tick of approval and then checked out the photography equipment at very close range.
Another tick.

His pristine skin makes his Mumma look wrinkly!

Better make sure there's enough room for all of Santa's goodies....
"Enough with the photos Mum!"
Bloody paparazzi.....

Harvey's Santa Sack made by me. Cotton and applique on the front, a reindeer pattern on the back.
To accompany the one made for his big brother.
The tradition in our family was to lay ours at the end of our bed on Christmas Eve.
We'll make sure Harvey's is in place of course.

Any special traditions in your families?

Happy Christmas Craziness Lovelies,
Ab x

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hats off to you!

Waaaay back in May, Harvey received a wonderful handmade hat from Tanya at Apple and Tangerine.
I was in la la newborn babyland and forgot to post about it. I did send a personal thank you to Tan but I still feel remiss for not blogging it.

Anywho, the hat it slightly too big at the moment but that's just perfect really. He has his Mr Fixit hat from Bec for now and by the new year that'll be too small and his hat from Tan will fit (well planned ladies ;o)

One side with cute Mu Mu fabric that I love with denim.

The other side with funky veggie fabric and denim.

And an extreme closeup just for funzies. 

I could just eat him but I checked and it's against the law.
I'm allowed to nibble though...
Thanks again both Tanya and Bec x
Ab ;o) xx

Monday, December 5, 2011

2.30AM makes you see sideways.

The other night his majesty awoke at 2.30am so of course, so did I.
Fortunately I know to be prepared and take my phone with me.
Bleary eyed and slumped in my feeding chair, I managed to see a sale at The Haby Goddess and bought myself this gorgeous 'Peony' by Colette dress pattern.
The dangers of being a woman and therefore being able to multitask....
Not sure that I'm anywhere near ready to make the dress but as you can see, the magic word Beginner is on the pattern, mocking me.

I also recently bought this book. After reading several reviews I decided it seemed worth the purchase. 
(For some reason blogger has turned some pics sideways grrrr)
I haven't embarked on anything yet but in the meantime it's very pretty to look at.

My lovely aunt Jude made me this cute apple cosy. See how happy and snug that apple looks ;o)
It'll be great when I'm back at work next year, I hate bruises on my fruit.

As for me and craft?
I made this cushion, adapting a pattern by Melly
It was gifted to Harvey's friend Lily, from play group.
It has pride of place in her cot.
(more stupid sideways action by blogger)

I also embarked on sewing a top for me but we've been out of action for the last four days. Harvey Monster came down with a cold on Thursday and as is his generous nature, he gave a fair share of his germs to me.
There has been an alarming amount of snot, much of it wiped on me (unintentionally, I hope) but I think we're on the mend.

I'm so grateful for my IPhone and being able to play on the net during the wee hours. Much more than that, I am grateful for all the blogs and websites. It's wonderful to be able to keep in touch with my hobby while caring for my cherub.

Ab x