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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Thank you Michelle!

Thanks Michelle for my new blog!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe I called you momo......your dog's name!!!! I'm still laughing at my error!

moved on! check out my new blog

Its official I'm now retro mummy..............see you there...................................! thanks momo for the great blog! loooooooooooooooove it!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

may I present to you...........the hoodie

yes its done and just in the nick of time! Chloe's bday is tmrw morning and its just finished! the hood was confusing! I did it then unpicked it did it again unpicked it...........I think we have it! I'm not happy with the front as it rolls up a bit more than the back but hubby was very impressed and he doesn't get excited about my knitting very often!

I am in japanese craft book heaven! 3 from kinokuniya (I could have spent longer and more$$$$ but keira had had enough) plus 2 arrived in the post (photos to flickr this weekend!) I also treated myself to the new debbie bliss SIMPLY BABY and a cake decorating book by Peggy Porschen! I even decorated some cookies from her book tonight and they look great! I'm too tired to photograph them as its 1.17am and I still need to pack for tmrw and have everything ready!

We have a birthday party in the morning then a wedding in the afternoon at opposite ends of sydney.....hubby said I don't see why you're getting stressed about what to take and getting ready tmrw morning............ahhhhh the innocence!!!!!!!! its ok for him as he just gets his suit ready and shoes and socks and thats it! I need to pack for keira for the entire day and night as she's coming with us as well as myself plus there are presents, cameras.....well you know.......... a lot!

ok beddy byes now for me!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

still here.....still obsessed

Well my new blog is still 'under development'....momo I can't wait to see what you've got for me.......

and so this is why I'm totally obsessed with japanese craft magazines...................they're so cute....I mean that little pink lunch bag and white bear............adorable!!!!! I've never seen anything like this here in a book or magazine and am trekking into the city this week to go to kinokuniya to hunt down some more! I've also seen yes asia have some great prices and free delivery too......

ok back to knitting....we have a 1st birthday on saturday and the little pink debbie bliss hoodie isn't done yet!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

packing and getting ready to move.....

well I'm moving blogs!!!!! watch this space! I'm going to as knitter and new mum is a bit of mouthful and my ebay store is also called retro mummy so I'll be sticking with that

I am totally obsessed with japanese sewing magazines and books at the moment! they are just so gorgeous and I want all of them but must exercise some self control!!!!!!!!!!! I've found this site which will just send you into the same obsessions as me

now can someone please tell me how I can put a name and then when you click it you go to the website! I'm not very good at this blog stuff sometimes!

Friday, March 16, 2007

naughty shopper!

Uh oh! I have just discovered japanese craft magazines and books and am very naughty in indulging by buying 2 tonight!!!!
I was celebrating making a bit of money on ebay but it has all gone now as I bought an issue of Cotton Time (I discovered it on this blog and now I think I may be hooked as everything is just too cute! molly chicken , Lynn you have a lovely blog and finished products!!!!)
and of course here is more of keira! her lastest trick is to shut her eyes in PREPARATION for the flash!!!! and here she is playing with her friend Billy on her playdate yesterday! Share Keira share!!! she has been feeding herself the past few days and its very cute....and very messy! I just let her go crazy at dinner and its bath time straight after

on the sewing front I started to make a pair of oven mitts this afternoon but my temperamental machine was not liking it so I'm taking them to mommy dearest on Sunday for a bit of help! I bought the pattern not realising all of the quilting across the mitts called free form I think! I'm going to do straight lines instead of their squiggles eventhough they look gorgeous!

oh and Spotlight decided that on the hottest day in a long while that the airconditioners wouldn't work! we were sweating and keira's hair stuck to her head and she was not happy till the cheese sandwich came out!

Monday, March 12, 2007

no wait.... there's

well I better put up a picture of me and lovely keira.... isn't she cute! her first wedding and she has another in a fortnight! Then there's me and the lovely cath and judy my friends from school and uni.... it was so great to see them again...... they are in canberra and I'm in sydney and although it a few hours by car it seems we only get to see each other at special occasions like weddings!!!

photo overload!

ok we've got keira as cute as pie with her dad! then her grandad!

then my gorgeous bolero! I just need to grow some boobs to fit it ( I started while b/feeding keira) but its cute and I have a butterfly brooch to fit it!

then we have today's purchases and a little nappy bag I've made for keira's friend chloe who turns 1! I'm going to make some cute hello kitty flanalette pj's to match and am also knitting a pink little debbie bliss hoodie with a beanie too!!! Phew thats a lot of things still to be made.
tmrw I'll put up some pictures of 2 gorgeous McCalls magazines from 1961 I won on eBayl! they are just too cute and one has a gorgeous chanel style fitted cardy to knit!!! I can't wait!

back to Love my Way on tv.....oh we have a japanese exchange student arriving in a few weeks for 6 weeks so the sewing room has moved to the front room and I'm hoping I might some cooking lessons although she is only 18 so lets see......

kitchen swap

1. What colours are you kitchen - black granite benchtops and beechwood cupboards with hardwood floors!!! luckily we bought a house with a new kitchen!!!

2. What is your favourite appliance....mmmmmm a hard one! I guess the one I use most are my handbeaters....till dh buys me a kitchen aid I have to get by with the kambrook beaters!!!

3. What do you love cooking most...I'm a baker from way back!!! I love cookies, cupcakes, cakes, brownies, if its sweet I'm bakin' it!

4. What item would you love the most from your swap partner...suprise me! I looooove suprises! oh and my favourite colour is pink...any shade

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

mmmm new debbie bliss book and warm cookies

well I just found this new debbie bliss book released called summer! wow...doesn't matter we are about to enter winter but I want this book....look at this gorgeous vest! I'm a debbie bliss fan from way back.....well ok 4 years ago when living in london

I'm also feeling a little full after eating 4 warm anzac cookies I baked for mothers group today!

oh dear keira has just woken and its lunch time! more photos tonight from my real knitting I promise but I couldn't help but share this photo
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