Tuesday, July 28, 2009

more finished items and another fairy visit

I got another pair of pj's finished this week - amazing how much quicker the 3rd pair are to do than the 1st. These are Hudson's obviously so last but not least is Brierley ( Mac wears woolies over his big cloth nappy bum so not doing any for him ). I will endeavor to do BJ's this weekend

these fingerless gloves are called fetchings and while if you asked me a while ago if I would be caught dead in fingerless gloves the answer would have been a resounding NO but don't get me started on why I need these AT WORK!!!!!! no I do not work out doors in an office if you please and it is so cold this is what I have resorted to.

I taught myself to use double pointed needles to do these so watch out learning to do socks is next. Oh and this is more of my own dyed wool too and yes it is green but it works for me right now :)

The tooth fairy has paid us another visit - never one to be left out little miss Delaney played with her oh so slightly loose tooth until it came out too just like her brothers

and just to round off a random shot of 2 of the monkeys - cute hey !!
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rae Gun Ramblings: Giveaway: 3.5 inch Fabric Square Pack

Rae Gun Ramblings: Giveaway: 3.5 inch Fabric Square Pack

found this great looking blog and giveaway tonight. I'm not sure why I'm telling though because I'd really like to win this one - just love that fabric

happy birthday


today Hudson Asher is 2. OMG can you believe it, seems like yesterday that I met the cheekiest of all the cheeky monkeys.
he spoils us every day with his silly grin
and he is growing up so fast and learns new words and expressions every day. He is turning into quite the little man.
we had a good day with Aunt Jussy having cake and pressies for lunch. Nanny Mon couldn't come because she hurt her foot and couldn't drive so we missed her, but are looking forward to seeing her soon.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

finished !!!!

finished these shorties this week - they are from the pattern - looking glass longies by Kelly Brooker ( will come back with a link ) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/looking-glass-longies and I love Kelly's patterns - they require no grafting and even though I am a fairly new knitter and I am sure practise makes perfect - I am not much good at grafting so thats why I love her patterns so much. And what makes these little pants even more special - I dyed the wool myself with food colouring. I made a few attempts at dyeing and was never happy with the results so had decided it wasn't for me but when I knitted this lot up I just love it so I guess I will be dyeing again very soon. Although since everything I knit seems to be green I will be doing some different colours next time :)

And also finished this week - pyjamas for Delaney and Tanner - well Tanners were supposed to be Brierley's thats why they are so big - but hey as I have said before its not like he's getting any smaller right!. I have to say this has been a pretty big achievement for me - I have never really made tops before so I am fairly happy with the results - not perfect but a good effort for a first attempt I think

next project is to teach myself how to knit with dpn's so I can do socks.

let me tell you this working business is really eating into my craft time :D
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Monday, July 13, 2009

A little something I like to call - Inspired by Lesley

Firstly excuse the crappy photos but I'm feeling too lazy to edit atm.
Now I'm quite sure all the cloth nappy people know exactly who I am talking about when I say Lesley inspired this out fit. For the non clothies out there Lesley from Cherub's Kiss makes the most awesome nappies and I have wanted one for a very long time. They are a much sought after item and hard to get so i was very lucky to score one of her very special munch and crunch auriels.
I had some very hungry caterpiller fabric lying around and when I got this super fab nappy I knew I wanted to make something with it - so here it is - The nappy is Lesley's of course and I made a pair of pants and an applique top to go with it. Not bad for a beginner I think. They are for Hudson's birthday in a couple of weeks:).

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Brierley was selected to represent his school playing Auskick at a recent AFL game. Last Saturday night the Richmond Tigers ( Darrens team ) played the Adelaide Crows ( my team ) at the Gold Coast Stadium and BJ did his thing at half time. He was quite scared before he left but by the time he got home he was bouncing off the walls - he had the best time. The only down side was that only him and Darren went - they had told us that only the player and one parent could sit together and I wasn't sure I could handle the other 4 on my own so BJ and dad had a boys night out. And the traitor to his mother has decided that he will follow Richmond like his dad - but I got the last laugh - Adelaide won :)

Here is another pic of the famous 5 but as you can see yet again they refuse to all look at the camera at once LOL. I will keep trying for something better.

tooth fairy

Well the tooth fairy paid a visit this week to my oldest monkey Brierley. Not the first visit but this top tooth is so much more obvious than the bottom tooth he has lost in the past. The tooth fairy left $2 which i thought was pretty generous and certainly a lot more than I got in my day ( how old do I sound lol ) but apparently according to some people I know we have a very stingy tooth fairy ha ha . My big boy is growing up :(

And the much anticipated all together monkey photo. First thing I would like to say is yes my kids need hair cuts lol well except the youngest 2 that is - Hudson is 2 in a couple of weeks and this is all the hair he has still - really isn't it time he grew hair :)
not the greatest photo but getting them all to look and smile is practically impossible - and I just noticed I put in the same pic twice instead of two different ones - lets see if I can fix it . Nope we are stuck like that for now - oh well you get the idea.
No sewing or knitting pics again but i will have some very soon I promise I have been doing things but they are either unfinished or no photos taken yet

Saturday, July 4, 2009

save homebirth

from July next year women will no longer have the right to CHOOSE either their caregiver or place of birth. To me this is criminal - no I don't home birth but my dream birth would be a home water birth with an independant midwife - now while thats never going to happen for me I want that choice to be available to my children.
Why can we choose to have a caesarian section or an abortion but not home birth?

I think we all need to do something - this is importrant for all of us whether we home birth or not. Surprisingly to me the person behind this - the health minister is not only a woman but a mother. Shame on you Nicola Roxon - surely she can see what a step backwards this is for women's rights

for more information - http://www.savehomebirth.com.au/

Friday, July 3, 2009

first week

This week was my first week back at work. I missed my little monkeys awfully and wanted to cry on more than one occasion.
Don't get me wrong I do actually like my job and I work with some really great people but I think we all know where I would rather be :). I've always said I am happy to work - just a little less would be good.
DH stays home and looks after the monkeys and as far as looking after them goes he does a great job - but the housework side of things is typically male and could use a little work.
I had a special surprise too during the week - a surprise parcel with some things I'd organised to buy( kids clothes of course) - it was a surprise because not only had I not paid her but she also included a couple of yummy treats, some yummy butterscotch organic chocolate and some sublime white organic fair trade tea.
She also wrote a little note to let me know she was thinking of me in my first week back at work and let me tell you it really touched me and yes I even had a little cry and all this love and thoughtfulness from a woman I have never met.
Thankyou Fiona - you have no idea how much it meant to me.

and just a little pic to show why it was so hard to go to work every day - isn't he perfect