Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Little Ray of Sunshine

Raymond J (husband) posting on Danielle's behalf to welcome our new edition to our family.

Introducing Jade Amelie born 10am this morning, 8lbs 5 oz.

Danielle had to stay in the hospital for precautionary reasons but I thought that I would take the opportunity to welcome our beautiful daughter to the world.

Our lives will never be the same


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

As good as it gets today

I needed to get out of the house yesterday, so we went out for dinner to my favourite Thai restaurant. The green curry chicken is amazing....

But I paid for it a bit over night with my first experience of what I guess is Braxton Hicks. The pain was so random that I did not get much sleep, so it's another quiet couch day today.

I think the nursery will have to be finished off AFTER the baby arrives...hopefully soon!

Type Summary HereType the rest here

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nursery update

I've packed up the sewing for a bit, but not before finishing off a few more half started projects.

I wanted to create these bags to hang off this gorgeous "MOOSE" wall hook feature that we picked up in IKEA some months ago! It's one of my favourite features in the room and we finally attached it to the wall. We've also added a blackboard feature underneath the MOOSE which is just crying out for some scribbling!

I'm also keen to add more grey and orange to the room, and this has been helped by a beautiful gift of a brand new pram from my husbands parents. Oooh and check out the cushion that I made for the rocking chair. It's backed with the orange spot fabric I used for the drawstring crocodile bag, so it's kinda cute!

You can see that I STILL don't know what to do with the windows! Curtains? Blinds? Wooden or coloured venetians?

We've also finally hung the lantern in this room, but I have about another 4 to hang at different levels around it to create a cluster.

This week I want to focus on getting some things hung up on the walls. My lovely husband offered to pick up a blank canvas for me that I've been meaning to create for above the cot. I asked him to get something about the size of two A3's joined together and check out the ridiculous size that the shop assistant sent him home with! (Below, right image!)

I'm torn between daunted and up for the challenge to have a go at one this size! I've never done one before, but maybe if this is my focus this week it might take my mind off counting down the days to our baby's arrival!!?

Type Summary HereType the rest here

Friday, August 13, 2010

39 Weeks.....and counting.

Forgive the headless image, but I just wanted to share another belly pic! This was taken last week. Yes, I managed to get out of the house to celebrate the 12 month anniversary of our big "tree change" from city to country life!

We treated ourselves to lunch in Echuca - something we did 12 months ago to celebrate the actual move, so it was amazing to think that a year had already passed us by.

It's been an incredible 12 months, and we have not regretted our move for a single moment. Raymond J has landed a local job now and finishes up in the city on Friday next week (the due date for our baby's arrival!) I know that the chances are we will go past this date, but it's slightly nervous timing for us both!

At least he doesn't start the new job until late September so it will be lovely to have some home time together when the baby arrives. We will finally get the chance to become "locals" after a full year of us both continuing to work in Melbourne.
Type Summary HereType the rest here

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Creative Space

TA DA! Finished (slightly wobbly) cloth book! I was starting to worry that I would never finish this off after all the hard work of creating the pages, so I spent most of yesterday trying to solve the construction issues!

I still want to hand paint a title on this cover (went with the cat as I already had some sketches drawn up).

Um...too lazy to come up with a new character for the back I opted for some text! (Cheating I know!)

Here's a bit of sneak peek at the construction process!

Don't forget to check out other creative spaces over at Kootoyoo today.
Type Summary HereType the rest here

Friday, August 6, 2010

Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Um....these were packed in our hospital bag for an emergency energy boost during labour, but how on earth is a 38 weeks pregnant woman supposed to resist raiding the bag when it comes to chocolate!

Well, it's actually a guilt free raid as I feel like I have earned it today! So far I've managed to do the following:

- get out of my pyjamas and into some "proper" clothes (first time this week!)
- weeded the garden (small section!) I've no idea what's going on there - I have no interest in gardening....but the sun was out...the dog was enjoying being outside - so we extended it a bit!
- two loads of washing (only hung out one on the line though - I've run out of puff!)
- dusted the house.
- rearranged the shelving in our bedroom.
- scrubbed the bath.
- cleaned the bathroom.
- vacuumed the house.

Of course I've run out of steam now, but my next goal will be to leave the house for the first time in a week. We might go out for breakfast tomorrow morning - what a great excuse!

Type Summary HereType the rest here

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Creative Space

I've taken a bit of a break from sewing to think about the nursery again. I want to do a large hand painted illustration to feature in the room so have started on some sketches.

Then I remembered this nifty toolbox that I wanted to paint so I decided to play around with applying some ideas to this little box.

I'm not sure which colourway or design to go with, but I hope to make a start on it today! I hope your day is full of fun and creativity too.

If you need some inspiration, check out some more great Creative Spaces here at Kootoyoo.

Type Summary HereType the rest here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I am suddenly HUGE and finding it tougher to move around. The baby is so active, and my tummy is so tight! I have officially adopted that pregnant waddle and am reluctant to be seen in public!

I've also become really tired of late and have had a few couch days of just chilling out with some knitting and trashy TV. I have not been alone though, with our our dog Roxy becoming such a sook of late! I don't know if she's sensing some changes on the way, or changes in my behavior? I don't know, but she's become my body guard of late! I just need to teach her to use the phone in case things kick off when no-ones around!!

Type Summary HereType the rest here