Monday, August 24, 2009

Another lovely non-doddle swaddle!

Last night my husband and I were trying to come up with a name for my baby wraps. Looking for something a little catchier... So he came up with Doddle Swaddle. Doddle apparently means simple or easy. Nathan thinks this is a great idea because finally with my wraps, he is able to successfully swaddle our daughter. So I did a little market research on facebook last night, and the results showed a 100% negative response to the name! Looks like we need to keep our creative vocabs flowing... Anyway, here is my latest wrap. It's so beautiful esp. with the butter yellow oh so soft dot fabric!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Stitches and Craft 2009

Yesterday Emily and I went to the Sydney Stitches and Craft Show to visit her Nana and Pop, and also doing a little shopping and looking ourselves :) My in-laws travel everywhere doing quilt and craft shows across Australia and beyond! We were just happy that this week they are in our own backyard! Of course we checked out their stand, Just Patchwork and Emily decided to sneak in a little cuddle time too!

I did a little venturing and found some great stuff! Firstly, I learned about a site called MadeIt which just for Australian homemade products! I have a feeling this will be a great site for me to sell some of my creations. I also purchased a book called Sweet Booties! which has some adorable products and designs that I plan on making for Emily. And my very last purchase, a subscription to MixTape, which is a cute little craft magazine apparently about making time for the small things! So have I read it yet? Nope! I plan on waiting until I need a little lift and inspiration. Right now, the show has left me so inspired that I came home last night and got straight to sewing a beautiful new wrap!

BTW - This pic is my daughter showing me that she has had enough... Poor little pet. She never falls asleep when we are out, so she must have been really tired xo

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Build 'em up buttercup!

My sister-in-law, Alison reminded me recently of one of my unfinished projects. It seems that once I see how a project is going to end up, I lose steam. Many moons ago I started to make some fabric building blocks for my newborn daughter Emily. After I seen how the first block looked when it was finished, it went up on the shelf. I was pleased with it, but the mystery was gone. Well this past weekend I finally finished the other eight blocks! I paired together some beautiful fabrics with a pattern from Amy Butler's book "little stitches for little ones". Emily is now 9 months old, and happy to sit and play. So I say it's perfect timing to learn how to build 'em up... and knock 'em down!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The good stuff we hide from those we love the most....

So last night I was making dinner, when it occured to me that my approach to veges is the same for my husband as it is with my daughter... I hide them!

While the adults were dining on homemade lasagne, my 9 month old dined on yoghurt. I managed to sneak onion, tomoatos, carrots, capsicum and mushrooms into ours, and pumpkin and sweet potato into Emily's xoxo