Saturday, 11 May 2013

A pretty dress for a pretty girl ...

After a few days of sunshine and heat I decided that baby  needed a new sundress.
The ones in the shops were either too expensive or looked as though they wouldn't withstand more than a couple of washes - so I thought I would have a go at making one ...

There are so many free patterns out there in cyber space, but I settled for this one found here
I loved the shape, style and the pattern seemed easy so I set to work.

The pattern is for a teeny tiny dress made for a premature baby but I found it quite easy to adapt the pattern and upscale it. I've since worked out the dress can be made to be completely reversible ... 
watch this space for more dresses.

It only took me a couple of hours to make, one evening, she would have worn it the next day ... but it rained!!
All we need now is some sun!!

I think baba likes it xx

Friday, 26 April 2013

A hat for Jelly Bean ...

In the hope that we actually have a summer here in the UK I thought I would make Jelly Bean a sunhat.
I had so many scraps left  from making her quilt that I thought I would use some up.

I found a great tutorial and pattern here
I have plans to make more, the pattern has three sizes and is so easy to make I whipped it up in no time.

Jelly Bean seems to like it xxx

Friday, 22 March 2013

10 WEEKS ....

10 weeks of being mummy to my gorgeous little girl ...

10 weeks of twiddling and fiddling with bits of wool ....

10 weeks of not getting my faithful Janome out ...

... until yesterday!!

This was started four years ago 

and is finally completed.
Lets hope its not another 10 weeks until my next project!!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Ripples ...

Life is beginning to resume a little normality - if such a thing is possible with a new baby. I'm lucky to have a baby that sleeps well during the day and through the night now.

So I can have a little 'me' time.

I was inspired by a blanket here  from Lucy at Attic 24 blog.
It's amazing and I thought far out of my comfort zone where crochet is concerned.
However, thanks to Lucy's amazing 'neat ripple' tutorial with very clear instructions and photo's, I have mastered the pattern and have started my very own blanket  for my girl and I to cuddle under.

The pattern is totally addictive and easy to pick up and put down when my attention is required elsewhere.

It's nice to be able to craft again!!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

One Month ...

Me and my beautiful girl are sharing a Birthday today.
I'm 40 something and my girl is 1 month old!!
It has been a difficult month trying to recover from the birth and look after a newborn who only wants the kind of cuddles only a mummy can give.

This week we've had a breakthrough and everything seems so much easier, I've stopped doubting my abilities to feed and be a good mummy to my scrummy baby ... all normal emotions as a first time mum!!
My girl is a cutie-pie, and is proving to be such a good baby, we're both learning so much about each other. 
I am in love with this little baby and it already feels like I have always had her in my life.
One month has flown by but I am feeling more like myself and getting into the swing of things nicely.
Perhaps when the nights get easier I will start to do a bit of crafting again but for the moment I am content to spend as much time with my baby as possible xxxx

Friday, 11 January 2013

The Greatest Creation I ever made ...

I am blessed with the most beautiful Daughter.
Her name is Isabella Grace.
I'm so lucky xxxxx