Tuesday, April 19, 2011

finding the time..

I have finally got Scarlett into some kind of a routine and with that comes ... time.. :) time to do things with William and time to do things for myself - yay!
So have been looking through pages and pages from blogs and various craft sites looking for inspiration.... Also came across some great activities to do with William..

First the activities: (I did these with William this morning - very simple but such fun)
1. turn a huggies box into a car - he was entertained for ages, pulling big ted around the backyard..
2. cut pictures out of magazines and get them to glue to a big piece of butchers paper and then go back over each picture talking about it and writing its name under it - William had a pen too and would also 'write' the words..
3. get lots of different plastic bowls, cups etc and a few different types of dry pasta and see what they come up with - lots of fun..
After all this it was time for an early lunch of chicken and salad wraps and then off for a nap...

For Williams last birthday I had wanted to make him a teepee but never found the time or energy (i was 8 months pregnant)... So now that the cooler weather is coming I thought I might just make him one for those raining inside days.. and found this pattern from Clementine's Shoes.
So while he is at daycare tomorrow I might go and get the canvas fabric and get started :)

Once I make the teepee im planning on starting to make Scarlett a quilt for when she goes into her big bed - i know that will be awhile away but I started one for William at around the same age and it did take me awhile (and I have been collecting some gorgeous red fabrics since we knew she was coming)... Also in between all of this I am going to start crocheting again (inspired from Mara from Piquant Jewellery and Pip from Meet Me at Mikes :) just need to get all my stuff from mum and dads house..

So much to do so little time :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

too cute...

oohh I love these two soooo much!!!

mum's made...

The other day my mum came over with a big bag full of my old clothes that she had made for me and kept in her big 'kist' .. bought all the way from Africa and saved for almost 30years - very special! Looking through them brought back some lovely memories :)

Mum had brought them over so that I could see if my old christening gown would fit Scarlett, as we had her Baptism on Sunday. It didnt fit but the above dress did and although it wasnt your traditional gown it was just lovely and perfect for a 32C day! :)

Her cute headband is from Tiny Frills :)

Candice x

Hi.. :)


Well I laughed after re-reading my last post because that very night my waters broke and my baby girl arrived the next afternoon on 31st December - guess we will be having lots of NYE parties at our house from now on :)
So, yes.. our beautiful girl decided to arrive on NYE and we bought the new year in together watching late night TV, feeding and trying to sleep :)

So since then I have not been doing much in the way of blog posting, crafting or sewing but it has been nice to have a bit of a break and enjoy this special time with my baby girl and her big brother... It is also a bit overwhelming having a new baby, that and trying to cope with 2 kids is a very big eye-opener for me :)

I will hopefully be getting back into the swing of things soon as I am itching to make something!!

Candice x


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