Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Prettied up book cover.

Here in NZ, when your child is born, you get a "Well Child" book. It records all information from birth, every midwife, dr, nurse you see fills it out. We also have "Well Child" checks, every couple of months, a provider comes around, weighs, measures, and checks things out, so they fill these out too.
It records all immunisations etc, as well. So it's a book that gets well used over the first 5 years, and *I* have to somehow keep track of where it is at all times?! With my mummy brain? Pffttt

I saw someone makes them, but charges a good price for them (and rightly so, it's her business, and these things take time!) but I knew I could make one for a fraction of that price.

This is the book before hand. It's made from a medium card stock, so not very sturdy.

 I ended up making 2 as I had a lot of fabric left over, so the above one is a gift for a friend who had her wee girl 8 days before I had Addison. 

This is the inside of mine -  
excuse it not being rotated, you can just turn your head ;)

Addison is doing wonderfully, she's 11 weeks old tomorrow! Smiling like a trooper, with a mammoth cheeky attitude, and sleeping anywhere between 8-10hrs a night (generally around 9.5hrs)
I love her so much and I am so lucky.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cute Baby Items!

I've had so much fun making these.
They are from a 220gm Merino so a good heavy weight for winter.

This romper is a size 3-6m and it won't be too far off fitting her now.
It's from The Little One Layette pattern collection from Fishsticks Designs
A very well designed pattern.

This is the most gorgeous wee blazer ever, I just need some buttons now. It's lined with a cotton spandex knit, so it won't be too bulky (pattern calls for self lining)
Its the Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-A-Boo patterns.
Available from Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops. Be warned, this is an addictive site with hundreds of patterns.

What I love most about the Peek-A-Boo patterns, is that there is a chart on each set of instructions, saying which page you need to print, for which size, and adaptation to each pattern. There is no need to print all pages to get just the one size, or change of style, and no horrible trying to figure it out. It's all set out clear as day! More pattern companies should take a leaf out of their book.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Our new addition

On the 12th of December, after a stressful week beforehand of sudden onset of severe hypertension and a failed induction, we had our absolutely divine baby girl, weighing in at 6lb 15oz. So petite!
Addison is the most amazing wee girl. She's now 7 weeks old, sleeping between 5.5-6.5hrs a night, and is such a smiley dot! Who is also very well behaved, letting me do sewing for her in the last week.

 A few hours old!

Myself and Addi on Christmas day

My delightful smiley girl

I am trying to add photos of what I've been making, but for some reason blogger isn't working right, so I'll do that at a later stage.