30 October 2010

Plodding along

First, I have to share this hilarious photo with you! Remember the wee girly purse I posted a picture of a few days ago? Well, Big E found it yesterday and turned it into...



... a hat! Funny boy.

We've recently coined a new nickname for Posy: Rock-hopper. No, she hasn't suddenly developed the ability to walk and jump on rocks! (Or even on land, for that matter!) Let me show you, in a pictorial manner.
A rock-hopper is a type of penguin, see?



And here be Posy:


She's got this great little tuft of hair that just WILL NOT stay down! Thankfully, we think it looks pretty cute :)

Now, one of the sights I most love to see:


A washing line full of clean nappies, drying in the sunshine. Not to mention Posy and Big Man having some father-daughter time! (Yes, I know she's grumbling in this picture, but she wasn't doing that the whole time!)

And last, but most certainly not least, a picture of our house from the back. Big Man and I made a bit of a snap-decision to stain the deck on Labour Monday just been. If you haven't seen it before we stained it, the picture probably wont mean much apart from seeing our house. Big Man just finished staining the last few bits this morning, and we think it looks pretty good!



Alright, I think that's enough for now. I have a wee girl on my lap now who is valiantly trying to help me type with her toes, so even if there was more, it would have to wait! See you next time!

28 October 2010

My creative hat

Since Posy was born in January this year, I found, and started wearing again, my creative hat. I didn't realise I had lost it until I was overcome with the desire to be crafty and creative!

I've since adopted my Mum's sewing machine - thankfully, she has agreed to let me keep it, and she'll borrow it back whenever she needs it! Great trade, I thought! It's had lots of use, but now that I'm thinking about it, I can't think of heaps of things I've made that I can show you... Hmmm, let me think a bit... My husband will tell you I've certainly spent enough money at Spotlight to have a whole room full of homemade things! (And I have a feeling 'things' wouldn't be the word he would use. His word would start with 'c' and rhyme with 'rap.')

I have a few things around the place that I've started but not yet finished, but nowadays I do actually have more finished projects, which is great! If you're my friend on Facebook - which, I would say, you likely all are - you will probably have seen all these photos, but too bad!

My biggest project to date has been Big E's room. We (okay, I) decided to do it up in time for his birthday party, a deadline which we met with my typical last minute-ness!

Here it is before:


And here is the finished room:


The curtains are hand-me-downs from Big Man's sister and they were the base we started from.



The blanket on his bed obviously doesn't really match the rest of the room, but it was given to Big E by his Oma (my Mum) so he has to have it on his bed - he makes sure it's all tucked in before he goes to sleep every night!

My very talented friend painted the super cool pictures on the wall for Big E's birthday.
I'm pretty proud of the way it all turned out!

I've started on Posy's room too, but I'll save blogging about it until it's all finished!
(**EDIT: You know what's hilarious? I've come back to edit this post at the end of 2013, and that room has *just* been finished - for our fourth baby!)

I'll leave you with a few of my other projects:


Headbands for Posy, one with matching shoes (which you can't see very well.) These are her favourites, can't you tell? ;)

A waistcoat, cummerbund and tie for Big E, for my Dad's wedding. Isn't my little man just so handsome?

These flower balls were the table decorations at the aforementioned wedding. Made with the help of my wonderful girl-friends! Juggled by my uncle.


This is a wee girly purse for wee girly things!

I just finished this a few nights ago.


And now I must be off to finish spring cleaning my kitchen, which currently looks like a tornado has blown through it! Night!

27 October 2010

And it starts...


So. I've decided to start a blog.

I'm not sure how interesting it will be. I'm not sure how regularly I'll post. Maybe I'll post too often. Maybe I wont post often enough.

I don't think I have anything particularly interesting to say, but I like the idea of a blog. I have a few goals and things I want to either achieve or start doing, and I thought maybe a blog would be a way for me to see how much progress I'm making (or not making!) and for me to stay accountable, to myself at least!

I don't mind if no-one reads this. Maybe I'd be too embarrassed if anyone did! We'll have to see how we go. :)< I'll set myself a few blogging rules: a) No negative posts - if I'm having a bad day, I'll stay away! b) No more than 1 post a day That's all I can think of for now... Sounds reasonable? Hope so. Wait, I thought of another one! c) Don't use too many exclamation marks! (I am a punctuater!) Great! Looking forward to this blogging journey :) I'll leave you with a few shots of my gorgeous kids. (And yes, I do think they actually are the most beautiful children in the world.)
Big E, nearly 2.5, and beautiful Posy, 10 months.

Love my babies!