Thursday, 25 November 2010


I have just come across this great online magazine focusing on children. Its very slick with some lovely fashion pages and a couple of quite funny articles that are well worth reading. Find it here.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Thank you so very much Sarah from Homemadegorgeous blog who has given me a Beautiful Blogger Award. The last few days have been a combination of hectic and a stressful (cue boiler breaking down, kids with colds, two cars at the garage, boring blah blah) and so this was all the more appreciated.

So in the spirit of things I need to tell you 10 things about myself.......

1. I'm an only child (but I'm not spoilt)

2. I'm a complete chocoholic and keep secret stashes of chocolate all over the kitchen, which is weird because my husband really isn't a fan of the stuff (better to be safe than sorry though)

3. I have dual nationalities British/Canadian. Although I've never lived in Canada my mother lived and worked there for many years.

4. I can play the flute and piano - badly.

5. I studied at The London College of Fashion and did some work for House and Garden and Good Homes magazines whilst living in London.

6. My first ever job as a teenager was working in a tea room - I learnt a lot about cakes here. Both eating and making them.

7. I met my husband whilst on holiday in Marbella, Spain when I was 18. We have a 12 year age gap and have been together for nearly ten years.

8. I've always fancied giving pole dancing a go.

9. I love cooking for friends. We host a lot of dinner parties in our house as it lends itself to everyone having a few drinks and staying over. Hick!

10. I have a crush on the actor Rufus Sewell (well who could resist)

Are you still with me? I'd like to pass this award onto Clarabella who has a lovely blog and I really enjoy following.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

From this....

The blue and orange moses basket quilt is now finished. Going from this (above) to this......

I really enjoyed making it and have already started another one in cabbage greens (with the odd piece of Liberty pink floral fabric to lift it) I have to admit they are quite addictive to make and I'm toying with the idea of making two much larger quilts for the girls beds. Although I am a bit daunted by how long it may take me to make these...

Anyway for now I need to concentrate on getting the final moses quilt finished and whizzing up some all important Christmas tree decorations, otherwise it will be going up naked.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Thought you might like to see a photo of the bump (its definitely getting bigger!) Sorry its a bit of a dodgy picture but you get the idea - notice the concentration on my face when dealing with technology! Had my scan yesterday which went well. 20 weeks now - officially halfway! Whoop! Whoop!

Thursday, 11 November 2010


I finished the baby quilt last night and I'm very pleased with it. It's definitely the most 'professional' looking one I've made AND I've also got to grips with making my own binding (happy days).

In between working on the quilt I have also been making lots of baby bibs from bits and pieces of odd fabric and backing them with flannel. They've turned out really well and much more eye catching than the shop bought, boring ones - even if they are only going to be puked on !

One of my little helpers was following me around this morning - apparently all the cool kids read books upside down.....

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Yellow and Grey Quilt update....

So I've been working hard on my little plan to make a stock of moses basket quilts. I thought you might like to see my progress......

I'm now onto the stage of pinning all of the pieces together and then making the binding. Previous attempts with binding have seen me sort of "fudge" this stage and make it up as I go along. This time its going to be different. I've done my research on YouTube (apparently its not just for music videos, who would have thought?) and I'm ready to go.

Of course I'm already thinking about the next quilt and have put together a stack of fabrics. What do you think?

Friday, 5 November 2010

In love with a Royal Beast...... created by Alice Gabb to be exact. He reminds me of a cat we used to have called Cuba - all fluffy cheeked and regal. Alice is a pretty cool cat too and her blog is lovely.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Last week was half term and with the girls both off from school/nursery I have to admit I achieved very little - apart from all the preparations for their Halloween party. I tried to make a big effort with this because I know as the pregnancy progresses I will be able to do less and less in the way of things that require lots of energy i.e. childrens parties.
I did however make a purchase of some fabric for a couple of moses basket blankets I intend to make in the long winter evenings. I'm keeping the colour option in a neutral boy or girl palette of yellow with a hint of grey. As normal fabric from Saints and Pinners.