Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Finds

For Michaela
With a new baby in the house, Michaela has watched more tv in the last few weeks than in her whole life to date! She is currently a big fan of Giggle and Hoot and I'm sure this cuddly owl would be a hit.
Available here and ABC shops
For Harper
Harper is already 12 weeks young and her hand-eye coordination and ability to focus on faces means that books are the perfect entertainment for her now. Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? is perfect for little ones as it's brightly coloured and contains rhyme and repitition.

For me
I do LOVE this's just a shame it costs so much now after appearing on a front cover of Domino magazine a few years ago.

To make
How cute is this floor cushion?! Perfect for a reading nook anywhere around the house. I can just see Michaela carting it outside to do some reading under a tree. Tutorial here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Softies for Mirabel

The Softies for Mirabel Foundation is being run again by Pip from Meet me at Mikes. I sent these two softies last year and will endeavour to put another one or two in the post by the 5th December. There are so many free softie patterns available on line if you fancy trying your hand at making one, and who doesn't love a cute stoftie?!
This blog is a good place to find softie patterns. I also like this cute doll and this friendly monster. Another option would be to purchase some gorgeous craft panels from Kelani Fabrics and make a simple softie.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Harper Rose Lindsay O'Brien 7/7/11

It has been a while since I have had the time (and energy!) to write a post and all because of this little gorgeous, cuddly, smiley creature.

Harper arrived 4 days before her due date on Thursday 7th July at 12.25pm. She weighed 7 pound 8 ounces/ 3.42kg and measured 51 cms. The labour went smoothly and quickly, which is apparently the way my body likes it- get it over and done with fast! We have both had a few hiccups since she arrived but we are now doing well and enjoying getting to know one another. It has certainly been a whole new adjustment this time round. I'd forgotten how much extra washing one little person can create and how getting to a certain place by a certain time requires A LOT of logistical planning. Michaela is enjoying being a big sister and seeing her change in these last few weeks has been really lovely.

At the 12 week mark, Harper is now starting to settle into a semi-predictable routine which will hopefully allow me to get back into some sewing and blogging. I hope to share the final nursery pics soon as well as a few crafty creations. I went to a friend's baby shower last weekend and managed to make her one of these. I forgot to take a photo of him but he turned out very nicely and was a quick project I'd been meaning to do for a while.

I really like the monthly baby photos done by this and this blog and will be doing the same for Harper. Here she is at 2 months; slightly stunned but still cute! She is sitting next to an adorable bear that my parents gave her which is personalised with her name and date of birth. They can be ordered here.