Thursday, February 21, 2013

the leftovers garland..

it's hard for me to believe, but at only 3 weeks old our little girl is really looking around and taking in her surrounds.  When she has those wakey moments she listens to all the goings on and follows our voices all around, so I thought it time to add some subtle stimulation to her bassinet.

I pulled out the stash of odds, ends and leftovers and stitched up a delicately rugged little garland for her and I love it..

..and I love that it is just as pretty from behind.

Monday, February 18, 2013

reality check..

My blog is a favourite place for me.  A place I like to document moments, to share my thoughts, creative bits and bobs and things I make.  There are so many blog meme's and linky's I'd love to be a part of, they are loads of fun and a nice way to be introduced to other lovely folk and their spaces, but the reality is I just don't have the time right now.  

I was especially looking forward to being a part of the gorgeous 52 project this year, I'm forever taking pictures anyway. Then suddenly yesterday as I was going through the weeks pictures I felt that they were somehow empty.  I couldn't find an image that represented a moment perfectly, and it occurred to me that after all this time, my blog is a far more personal space than I had imagined.  When I blog I want it to represent something, to have meaning and significance even if it's only for my own benefit, something for me and my gang to look back on and remember.

So for now, at least, I'm just going to blog when it counts, to me.  That little teeny weeny hand up there and those three protective big brother hands require all the time, attention and energy I can give, and that in itself is no easy feat.

So I may not be posting quite so often, but I will most definitely be popping by other lovely spaces to see what you're all up to during those quiet moments as I'm feeding little Olive, it's way too hard to stay away..x

Thursday, February 14, 2013

making it quick..

it's busy round here with the new bebe, new business and the beginning of school term, but my fingers were itching to start something new and finish it nice and quick.

So when a moment presented itself I grabbed the hook, this soft pink cotton from the stash and made our little Olive a hat.

Satisfied the itch and cute to boot.

It's too big just at the moment, she looks a bit like Bill and Ben the flower pot men wearing it she's so small, but hopefully by the time the cooler weather comes along it'll be the perfect fit.

my creative space..

Saturday, February 9, 2013


a portrait of my children once a week, every week in 2013...

My Olive:  I held you in my arms in the early hours of this morning, those quiet moments just you and I are so precious and treasured.  The love in my heart overflows as you nuzzle your little nose into my neck and I feel your soft breath on my skin.  Tears roll down my cheeks and I am overcome by the deepest of emotions. You are divine..x

My Boys:  Nana took your first day pictures for me.  You headed off to begin the school year without mum and dad, patiently awaiting the news of a new brother or sister.  Its been a big week for you all, each of you dealing with the changes in our home in your own way.  A roller coaster of emotions have flowed as you adjust and find your place again. But ultimately, I am so proud to see, the enormity of love you have for your baby sister overrides any doubt and uncertainty.  She is one very lucky and blessed little girl to have you all as her brothers..x 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

my creative space tour..

Look! I'm over here today.

What a thrill, I was so delighted to get an email from Kirsty recently asking if she could pop in for a visit to take some pics and include my space in the Just B Creative Space Tour.

Meeting Kirsty in real life was a bit of a buzz I have to say. I've been in awe of her incredibly imaginative crafty ways for quite some time, what an amazing mind.

Thanks so much Kirsty..x

Monday, February 4, 2013


a portrait of my children, once a week every week for 2013...

Olive Sylvia: you came into this world rather reluctantly but you are so peaceful and contented to be here, and we are all completely and utterly in love with you..

I've not managed any other photos this week.  Our boys are quite happy not to feature here today, they are quite smitten with this new little bundle, and my goodness she's so tiny! x