Monday, 27 October 2008

5th week craft craze

5 weeks on Merryn has doubled in size and has unscrumpled to this beautiful like bud, who will grow into a gorgeous little flower of a girl before I know it.
After overcoming the sleep issues that new life brings I was ready to get sewing again. In spite of the tiredness I am determined to put my thoughts into crafty reality.

My brain has been bursting with ideas many of which I'm sure wont see the light of day, but Merryn has brought out the girly side in me. Thoughts of my fashion degree have spurred me on to design little dresses for her and although its just a start I know there will be many more were this came from.

I also tried a few patterns from an old toy book I won on ebay
(Pamela Peakes, creative soft toy making ) and after a bit of modernising, some added rattles and that crispy stuff babies go crazy for in the ears, I had two cute baby toy dogs. Bones and Bramble.

There are two other patterns I have got to try next; a really funky puffin, and a mother & infant anteater. I'm sure I can revamp them. I'll post the results.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

three becomes four

Baby Merryn finally arrived, can't tell you how good it feels to have my body back.
Although I don't recognise it.
Finley was thrilled at first but a few weeks in and he said he wants her back in my belly.

Also had a birth day, cant tell you how old its too depressing but my good friends cheered me up with all their fab gifts for both baby fin and me.
nothing happening on the craft front as you can imagine although my head is exploding with ideas and cant wait to get sewing again.
I'm sure my next post will be full of random crafty exploit's