Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pattern Giveaway


leave a comment and be in it to win it. They look like awesome patterns and I would love to try and make something girly for a change.

Which reminds me I have been sewing up a storm making the boys pants - must post pics.

Anyway back to the point - visit the blog, join the forum its up to you but trust me its worth it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

one gorgeous pooch

how cute is my dog all snuggled up on his pillow and sheepskin rug awwwww
whats even sweeter is he made the bed himself - as usual the kids had re arranged his things - so as any good dog does - he went and put them back into his comfy bed.
He is such a special one of a kind old boy

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed I made at 3:30,
The nappies soaked a little longer,
The odour grew a little stronger,
The crumbs I spilt the day before,
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints, there on the wall,
will likely still be there, next fall,
The dirty streads on the window panes,
Will still be there next time it rains.
"Shame on you old lazy-bones," I say,
"And just what have you done, today?"
I nursed a baby till he slept,
I held a toddler while he wept,
I played a game of hide & seek
I squeezed a toy, so it would squeak,
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess it's true...
Unless you think that what I've done
Might be important to someone
With bright blue eyes and soft blonde hair
If that is true, I've done my share.
(Joanne Green)
Man I love this poem and it is so appropriate around here. Yes my house is a mess but I know my kids are loved and well looked after.
I like to think there are more important things than a perfect house.

mud monkeys

I'm sure every parent knows when your kids are quiet it usually means trouble. Tanner and Hudson had been unusually quiet this morning and this is what i found.
Mud, glorious mud.
They were having a ball and were not very happy about being dumped in the shower despite the fact that they were shivering with cold.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Meat eating monkey

following on from previous post with this little man getting stuck into some flour - this is my little eat anything carnivore monkey - yes its Hudson again.
This time he is helping himself to some turkey wings - not so bad you say well it does sound pretty harmless until I tell you that this was Tanner's and Hudson helped himself from out of the bin eeewwwww

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Friday, June 12, 2009


I promised a non nappy knitting project and well here it is.
Once again I can't tell you enough how much I love this pattern. It is from the lovely tikki and its called Milo. Perfect for the beginner and I even did some cable work and let me tell you its not as hard as you would think. I will definitely be knitting this again. It is in sizes from newborn to 4yrs so I could knit it for 3 of my 4 boys and I probably will. At $5 for the pattern it is an absolute bargain and even though I know you are not reading this Tikki - thankyou for writing such great patterns that even a beginner can understand

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Knitting!!

2 post in one day WOOHOO. Anyway I did say I'd been busy with projects - here is another.
Vanilla soaker. I have to say I love love love - can't say it enough - love this pattern. I suck at grafting and this pattern has no grafting so suits me down to the ground :). It also taught me a couple of new techniques so as a learner knitter thats always good
I made it in a medium size and as you can see its too big but its not like he is getting any smaller right!
Can't wait to show off my next knitting and its non nappy related and its teaching me some more new techniques too. I'm just hoping it turns out as well as I wish.


I have been busy with lots of projects lately - this is number one which I have been working on quite a while - probably a little too long.
A lovely lady asked me to make her 10 bibs ( 5 boys and 5 girls ) for 2 as yet unborn babies. She liked the ones I made my boys so much that she wanted some for herself. Makes you feel really good to know other people like your stuff too.
I really hope she likes them :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

mmm flour!!!!!!

this is the face of the monkey who will eat anything!!!
I kid you not - i found him today getting stuck into a bag of flour - not just making a mess but actually eating it
and isn't this just the cheekiest grin you've ever seen