D-Day for Bump’s arrival is getting ever closer. We’ve confirmed with the consultants that I shall be induced a few days before the due date. This is due to my age. Even though all of the growth scans look perfect and Bump is wriggling around like a mad thing statistics support the routine inducement of women over 40 years at or just before term. It seems that going over the chances of something going drastically wrong rises sharply. From my perspective, we get to meet Bump earlier and hopefully she’ll be a few grams lighter and thus easier. Anyway, this week appears to be nestingRead More →

Week 31 already! And a quick checks shows that I’m currently 19 weeks behind in my weekly posts. Hmm, not so good – lots of work to do to catch that lot up! I maintain that the reason for this is the gorgeous summer weather we’ve been having, it’s been so long that the novelty is yet to wear off. So week 31 saw me finally finish knitting up the super secret fair isle project. Great news, except for all the horrid ends that I’ve to sew in. My swatch made me think that carrying them up the side wouldn’t work – I think ifRead More →

Week 7 already! This one goes from Feb 11 to 17. This week is all about the knitting and the baby (as is every week really) 20130211 – The new toy that Mummy made gets reviewed 20130211 – It’s a good thing she’s wipe clean! Check out the hand print above her left eye 🙂 A bath followed this pic 20130212 – Hoodie! 20130213 – What the??? Apparently I ordered 60 bottles of pre-mixed formula not 20! #slipped Good thing it keeps! 20130214 – Designed by me! Needs name – suggestions on a postcard! My first mitten design and I’m quite chuffed at how theyRead More →

Week 6 of 2013 goes from February 4th til 10th. This week we bought Katja a high chair and I finally finished a sewing project I was working on for her. As Europe was gripped by a horsemeat scandal, we tried some Zebra – it seemed only fitting. 20130204 – First biscuit – success! Granted most of it ended up squished between her fingers, but it did keep her quiet for a while 🙂 20130205 – Cold night. Possibly the last snow of the winter, it’s very cold out there! 20130205 – Gimme!!! Someone wants Mummy’s phone… 20130205 – The best book ever – lotsRead More →

  I’m so proud of my new nappy bag, just have to show it off! I started this one before Christmas and it’s sat there, mostly done, while I tried to figure out how to finish it. Finally yesterday I got it sorted. Granted it’s not professional-quality finished, but then I’m not exactly trying to sell it and I’ll never make another. There’s so many lovely nappy (for Americans a nappy is a diaper) bags out there but they cost a fortune. Most have heaps of little pockets and matching change mats and the like. But at the end of the day you just needRead More →

Week 51 is from 17th to 23rd December and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, it’s also my birthday week when Flo and Juli came to visit. Incidentally, the Mayan calendar stopped so the world was also supposed to “end” on the 21st. 20121218 – Christmas greenery 20121221 – My family is awesome – love you all so much! #shiny #tiffanys #birthday 20121221 – Sorry Marvin, no apocalypse here! 20121222 – Ooh thumb – nomnom! 20121222 – Trying to add zip but bias tape too narrow and ca’t seem to make it work – doing my head in!Read More →

I’ve been looking to make one of these for a little while and stumbled across some gorgeous fabric at a ridiculous price while out and about a few weeks ago. Today I finally got around to making my Japanese Knot Bag. I used this pattern but changed the dimensions, partly because I wanted something slightly bigger than they had in the picture and partly because I don’t have a printer so couldn’t print out the pattern pieces. I used a bowl for the base and then calculated the size of the two main pieces using our old friend PI. Luckily Katja is fascinated by meRead More →