Monday, 26 February 2007
Saturday, 24 February 2007
An my SPUNKY SPUNKY husband! He haden't shaved since Joely's birth! Almost 6 months! Oooh I love him!!!
Wednesday, 21 February 2007
Javi's little brother Blake and his wife Jenna are having a baby, and, it is due a week before Joely turns ONE! (due date 24Th August, Bday 31st August)
Zoe keeps on talking about *our* baby. I don't think she has realized that baby won't be living at our house! When Joely was born, we didn't tell the girls what *kind* of baby he was. They came up to the hospital and had to check his nappy! They have asked to do it again for this baby!
This is Jenna with baby Joel... She suits the look, Huh?
Last night Zoe had a little friend to stay. O aged 5. They are the best of friends and have had great fun playing *Kings and Queens, Mums and Dads, Vets, Dr's, jumping on the tramp*
Last year we went away to Whangamata with O and his family. (It is about to become an Annual event, we are off again March 17). There are now 4 kids in his family too. All about the same age as our four. Our relaxing holiday is going to be ... 4 adults, 1x 5yo, 1 x 4yo, 3 x 2yo's, 1 x 1yo and 2x babies!!! All in a small three bedroom bach!!! What fun!
OK, here's some more summer photos for you to enjoy...
This is a pic of Zo and O at Whanga last summer, checking out the surf!
Here is my Ruby having a slide... Roo playing *house*...
And i just had to share this FIRST EVER pic of my boys snuggling! Aren't they yummy?
Sunday, 18 February 2007
Now, as you all know, I do not like spiders!! (for obvious reasons) But i was fascinated watching this little guy at work. He was so careful, diligent, creative and determined! All things i could definately use more of! I could really appreciate the beauty of this ugly, scary little creature!
It is the height of Summer here. Full of cicada noise, beaches, icecreams, freshly mowen lawns, sprinkler rain, togs, sunscreen, slip'n'slides... all the wonderful sights, sounds, smells of summer. I love the brightness of it all.
Despite all this, I have been thinking about my girls' winter wardrobe! I have been so inspired by the beauty and creativity that is out there. I have fallen in love with the romance of the dresses at portabellopixie . Such amazing designs and craftmanship. Beebeemod has the cutest little onesies. TinyHappy , A new Zealand designer, makes the cutest little clothes. I love her wrap-dress tutorial. I'd have to have a baby girl though!!!
I found a very cute little skirt pattern at the Sallies the other day (.50c!) Uncut! I also raided my Mum's stash of vintage patterns. I don't think I am quite up to making my own patterns yet! Now, if only i had the time...!
A good friend of ours has also commissioned some fingerless gloves (black with red racing stripes!). He has just moved to Invacargill and is freezing already, so, i need to get these done as quickly as possible!
Thursday, 15 February 2007
My lovely SIL, Jenna, made me THE coolest apron for Christmas (we did a *make or bake* Christmas). It ties around the waist, has 4 pockets and is made from grey denim and grey fabric with skulls on! Very cool!
Monday, 12 February 2007
After 3 more doses of Iv antibiotics, i was finally released in the morning with a very swollen hand (from the lure getting knocked) a sore leg and a slightly better cough! Hopefully i won't have to go back again.
The girls each went to stay at a grandparent's, so, Javi and I spent the day watching Collateral (Tom Cruise, I don't rate it) and crocheting dish cloths. I also spent a fair bit of time snuggling this beautiful little boy!
Today I went Op Shopping. Zoe was still at Nana's, so i thought it would be a good time to get out and about.
I picked up some pretty mean deals! For $12 i got
*6 full balls of 100% cotton, 8ply (more dishcloths)
*A very cool carpet bag, perfect to use as a knitting bag
*3 beautiful fabric napkins, destined to become pencil rolls*A plastic dolls car seat, for Ruby's *Pinkbaby* *2 vintage books for the kids - The Little Golden Book Bedtime Library (Full of Margret Wise Brown!!) and Friends Old and New (Basic Reader.)
Monday, 5 February 2007
I did manage to get a little sewing in. Well, i took my machine but only got as far as cutting out the pattern!
I then got bronchitis and another spider bite! Last night saw me sitting in hospital having IV antibiotics. I have a drip in still and i am about to go back to hospital for another dose - and people wonder why i hate spiders! I then have to go back to the Doc tomorrow for chest x-rays and more blood tests. What fun!
Anyway, everyone is asking what I am working on at the moment...here goes...
1. Piles of pre-folds for Joely (made from thrift ed flannelet cot sheets!)
2. Crocheted cotton dish cloths (aran weight cotton from my lovely friend at Patootie (blog coming ) :p
3. My first dress! (for myself - I have made plenty for the girls) It is McCall's M5137.
I am saving the pictures for when it is finished! Hopefully by Friday night.
I will be posting more frequently from now on - i am finally getting the hang of it, so feel free to drop on by!