Monday, April 25, 2011


This is Royal, a little pup who came to stay with us recently while his owners were up the coast.


He missed them terribly and spent a lot of time hanging by the front door waiting for their return.

Maisie seemed to think he was a stuffed toy and kept whacking him on the head waiting for him to squeak, so I'm not surprised he was a little homesick.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I was given a copy of Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter for my birthday a couple of weeks ago.

In that I will, in fact, be a housewife in a couple of weeks (or, you know, lady on a year's maternity leave, whatever) the timing was pretty good.

Sewing 1 (2 of 1)

I meant to save the projects for the six-week period between finishing work and having this baby, but I haven't been able to help myself.

This here is a rattle. It's pretty damn cute, if I do say so myself.

Sewing 2 (2 of 1)

This is a change mat. Duh.

Sewing 3 (2 of 1)

and finally, bloomers! Every baby needs bloomers, no?

Sewing 5 (2 of 1)

Anyway, if you know anyone having a baby who also likes to dabble in sewing (but maybe isn't very good at it, or is a beginner anyway), I definitely recommend this book.

The projects are oh so cute and very simple.

Now, I'm off to make more rattles with the bells from around the necks of all the Lindt bunnies I've eaten so far this Easter.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Little Heart Out

So, obviously, I haven't stopped by here in a while. But now, here I am - 31 weeks pregnant and already looking 'more than ready to drop', as a kind gentleman pointed out at an op shop yesterday.


But anyway, I do have a sudden urge to decorate. I guess that's the famous nesting instincts kicking in. I decided to put them to good use this weekend and booked myself a barge to Karra today (Sunday).

Yesterday, I went op shopping. I bought this fantastic tea trolley at Lifeline for $50. It was love at first sight.

Furniture 2 (2 of 1)

Then, I stopped in at Deagon Second Hand Furniture, on Sandgate Road. That place is AMAZING, a treasure trove of goodies for great prices. I got this little table, the sign, some fabric and a magazine rack for $20. Score!

Furniture 1 (2 of 1)

Throw in a couple of cheap rugs ($25 each, also Lifeline) and a Persian rug that was my Grandmother's and I was all ready for a few hours at Karra today, decorating my heart out.

Karra Lounge Room Low Res

Karra Lounge Low Res

Karra Kitchen Low Res

It's definitely looking a lot cosier and more homely than it was before and I feel like I've done something more productive with this nesting phase than just folding and re-folding baby clothes...

Next weekend: the nursery!