Knitter and New Mum

A keen knitter and stay at home mum of Keira my little angel. I spend my days looking after her, shopping for her, cleaning up after her and in between all of that knitting and cooking and looking after my lovely husband Justin.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


well look what my lovely grandma donated..... to my mum and myself but I'll be keeping at them my house since I have more room (he he he )

I am so in love with these patterns I don't know where to begin! I read through them last nights and so many I love and don't you love the lady's hairdo - I think her name is Beryl don't you think (sorry if you are called Beryl)

Well its been busy! Keira is a tear away on the floors and moving non stop but is so exhausted from a day of deliveries, phone calls and the mall she's sleeping for 2 hours! wahoo

I'm typing dressed up and made up for a night out with .... my husband's work..........all accountants but with my exciting social life its a great excuse to put on make-up and a nice outfit! I've also stopped b/feeding so can enjoy a glass or two

back to my patterns.....jealous......

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

do I ever finish anything........

I am bad, really bad, I start so many projects and never finish them! ok my mums jo sharp jumper is done, phew, and finished for this winter and this is my latest project, the gorgeous bolero from jo sharp 2, I'm doing it in lilac cotton from bendigo mills, loving it! easy to knit and just ordered more yarn for a long sleeve version in blue. I was up in bed knitting till 1.30 this morning and set myself the very achievable goal of wearing it at my birthday next month!

on the homefront its been hot hot hot with this weather! keira has learnt to commando crawl around the room and suddenly everything is interesting to her! we're off to swimming tmrw and will be nice to be in the water myself

weight is coming off and lost 5.7kgs so far and more to go, a wedding invitation for my lovely friend Harry in february has motivated me to shift a few more kgs before the day. Although I'm always busy and doing things I can't wait for the wedding and a social event......that involves dressing up

righto off to do the dishes and bottles and clean up today's mess

Friday, January 05, 2007

Cute stuff

Here is keira in all her glory!!!! eating (ignore the afternoon mess - I promise I clean up before I go to bed) and modelling her lovely new tiered skirt! I had a little help from my mum to finish it off - she came over to help me with the bags and took over the skirt too - she loves to sew and made me the greatest clothes when I was growing up.

We had a great day enjoying a lovely lunch by the beach and a bit of fabric shopping before spotlights sale ends.

off for our evening walk which is the only way to get keira off to sleep.....................

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Valentines swap, lecture and my night

For the valentines sewing swap, keira is a size 0/1, weighs 8kgs and 70cm long!!!!! I love pink any shade and lilacs and little florals are lovely too - not a big fan of massive love hearts or too flashy stuff.

well it was a quiet night just tacking my tiered skirt together and put the elastic in so when visitors have gone and my TW party is done I'll be in the backroom sewing it up and putting up a picture!!!!!!! keira was an angel but we have discovered a third top tooth coming through!! ahhhh she's being so good considering

oh and my whinge.......I got a lecture from the clinic nurse about not even thinking about a 2nd baby till keira is 2. she went on and on about how I would neglect keira etc so listened then spoke to my aunt who is a child psychologist who works with babies and mums with PND and she couldn't believe I got such a talk rationale is they are so understaffed at the clinic she probably didn't want another baby in the area! anyway in one ear and out the other

off to play with keira now.............she's discovering dust and bits of fluff on the floor and trying to eat it all!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

How did you spend new years eve?

I've been asked so many times how did I spend new years eve - sewing!!!!!!!!!!! I was very happy to have the time while hubby watched tv, had a beer and read the papers. this is what I made
but can you see my little mistake.....yep bottom left hand corner.....I'm such a novice I didn't check the material before I cut out and sewed the bag and lo and behold I start to sew the lining and realise the fabric has a flaw in it!!!!!

I've decided to add some cute sequins or something but I'm not happy! I bought the fabric from spotlight and think its very retro - the pattern is the Amy Butler diaper bag. I'm also finishing a 3 tiered skirt for keira today and hope to have that up tmrw!

In other matters hubby and I have decided to try for baby no. 2 - are we crazy or what! I think because keira is such an angel and it took us year to get pregnant! I'm very excited but hope I can keep the crafts up!!! I just bought the Jo Sharp knit 2 book (last one so I had to grab it) and hope I can make a couple of things. We also have 4 expectant mums in our midst so thats a great excuse to get knitting

oh and here is a bit of keira, she's really growing up isn't she
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