Friday, January 10, 2014

Nursery DIYS

As the New Year pushes forward, our bub gets closer and closer to arriving.
We have 8 weeks to go (actually alomost 7!) and I have only 1 week left at the day job (THANK GOD!). I am countig down with relish the day I get to thumb my nose at the rat race and avoid the dail commute.

I wont miss my computer, or my desk or the mountains of boring paperwork im required to do, and I am SO lookimng forward to sitting down with my sewing machine, working out the finishing touches for the Nursery and getting my creative juices flowing. The day job may pay the bills but it doesnt leave much time for craft!

The Nursery is still very much a mess and as bub will be sleeping in our room for the first 4-6 months (in the most BEAUTIFUL vintage wicker bassinet purchased last week!) Im coming to terms with the fact that its a work in progress but im so excited to finally have soem time to really get down to the business of getting it ready!

With that in mind I've put together a list of 6 DIY's I will definitely be trying my hand at over the next month!

1. This cute as a button Puppy Pillow DIY by  The Red Thread
2. A “Time for a Nap” pillow via Craft.tutsplus – Hint Hint little bubba!
3. A change table pad cover (So hard to find one in nice fabric!) via Mamemima and la-Stitch
4. An upcycled bunny softie via Makezine
5. A totally on trend Cloud Cushion tutorial from Liberty Fabrics
6. And a Zpagetti doily rug from Those DandelionDays

Friday, December 13, 2013

Weekly Wanderings

A few snapshots from my Instagram account of my Weekly Wanderings.

Getting ready for Xmas and keeping it low key this year, entering giveaways on IG in the hopes that I will get lucky! The GORGEOUS baby bunny we have been bunnysitting lately (he's a Xmas present for a very lucky little boy), some fabulous ETSY treasuries my products have been featured in this week, the last of the Book Blossom artworks in this series sold and and its way to a new home and a cute Xmas onsies for the first of my close friends babies to be born (there are 3 of us haveng bubs over the next 4 months!)

Hope your all having a relaxed lead up to the Xmas break, im excitedly counting down the days till Xmas break and then the end of work for a while! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Very Merry & Minimal Xmas

Im trying to get in the Xmas spirit at the moment.
My desk at work has been decorated and a sprinkling of Xmas bling has gone up at home.

We are keeping it pretty low key this year with most of our attentions focused on getting ready for bubs arrival, there's still the nursery to finish and the house to clean and clean again, some many things to store and get rid of and in the meantime there is mess everywhere.

Its not the most festive looking apartment at the moment and with all the clutter a big tree would hve just been in the way. So we have kept things to a minimum. A drift wood hanging "tree" shape in the window decorated with baubles, a few small presents, some bunting here and there and some twinlke star lights and a wreath or two.

In the spirit of our minimal Xmas I thought I might share some amazing and also minimal Xmas DIYs I've found on the interwebs recently. Xmas doesnt have to be bright lights and baubles everywhere, some of the best Xmas interiors displays I have seen are quiet and understated and work with the house rather than take it over.
Check them out below

Thursday, November 28, 2013

My "I Wish" List - Hospital Bag

As the birth of our baby gets closer I find myself thining ahead to the birth and planing what I might need to take with me to hospital, what sort of birth I would like (DRUGS PLEASE!) and hoping for the best (ie: worlds quickest labour)

Ive started imagining what I would do with an unlimited budget. Money is tight for us right now so alot of our original plans have fallen by the wayside - things like me being able to give up work for a year or more and fancy designer baby stuff.

I find myself day dreaming about what I would do and buy if money were not an issue.

I put together this "I Wish" List of how my hospital bag might look if money grew on trees.
Most of all I really want those Elk pyjamas, Im sure there will be days when I spend all day in my PJ's and it sue would be nice to have some fancy that could pass for real clothing!

  1. GORGEOUS ELK Accessories Pyjamas for fabulous Hospital fashion
  2. Even more GORGEOUS ELK Pyjama dress
  3. The Ultimate Nappy Bag
  4. BB Cream for looking my best
  5. An eye mask for catching what few Z's I can manage
  6. Peter Alexander Slippers for comfy shuffling round the hospital feet
  7. Loccitane Resorative Shower body wash
  8. A heat pack for sore muscles after all that hard work!
  9. A Big duffle to put everything in
  10. Some super cute baby clothes from SEED HERITAGE for little miss to come home in