Saturday, May 29, 2010

Long Time, No See....

Well it has really been a while but I have decided that it might be time for me to get back into the creative world of stitching, cooking and blogging :)

My health is still not great and I am still in and out of hospital (and back in a wheelchair, maybe for good) with my pesky knee, but on the exciting side, we are due to have our 4th baby on the 2nd of July. Yeah!!
We are expecting another little girl and are getting really excited now that the date of my ceasarian is getting so close. Here is a pic of our little cherub, she is laying on her back and the pic is a profile of her face and her beautiful little hands.
I don't want to sound like I'm whinging, but just to update you on everything, I was back in hospital late last week for a few days and have been given a weekend pass to come home and be with my babys. I miss them terribly when I'm away and the hospital I have to go to is about half an hour away (our local hospital doesn't have a maternity section) which makes visiting hard for my non-licenced hubby. Anyway, I have to go back on Monday morning so I can see all the specialists, Occupational Therapists, Physios etc.

Just to make life really interesting we have also just moved house :) Our old house was just a little too cozy for our growing family and when we were offered assistance to move into a house more suited to my disability, we jumped at it! Even though the timing was less than perfect. hehe Anyway the new house is fantastic!!! It's so HUGE I can manouver my way all around the house in my chair, and can even get into the kitchen again, something I have really missed! I've even enjoyed stacking the dishwasher :) But the best part is our new 4 bedroom home has enough bedrooms for all of us and I even get to use the study as my new sewing room!! Yeah!! I had to forfeit the formal dining area as a mancave for hubby, but worth it I recon :)

I must admit that for the last 6 months or so I havn't even picked up a needle or a drawing pad as some pretty harsh comments from a particular person robbed me of my passion for sewing, but I think with my new sewing room and the hope that my medical problems might just about be under control, it is time to get back into my beloved hobby.

Anyway enough of that and time for some pics, My gorgeous cherub #2 turned 4 at the start of May and requested a Fairy Toadstool cake. She actually wanted a heart cake to start with, but silly me convinced her that that was too easy and we should do something a bit fancier, yeah good idea Mum! ;) Anyway on the morning of her party I started icing the cake at 9am and 15 minutes before the party started at 2pm, I finally washed the last of the food colouring from my hands. Nothing like a bit of pressure to start a kids party hahaha. Anyway, here is what I came up with, admittedly I did steal the idea from a kids party book, but instead of using Marsipan (yuck!) I used royal ising on the bottom of the toadstool and for the fairys etc. and my favourite butter icing for the top. It was delicious!!

Thers was 5 different coloured fairys all around the house, just adorable and my Chloe was just exstatic about it, I was pretty pleased with it too.

She just loves fairys and princesses, (of course) and so we had a dress up party, Chloe's cousin Leah (on the right) just happened to arrive in the same dress, oops :) But they looked so gorgous they could be twins.

So anyway I should really go and get organised, it's back to the unpacking of the house and repacking for hospital. So until next time, night night.


  1. Whew! I'm worn out just reading that lot. You've been busy. Congratulations and loads of best wishes for everything. The cake looks fantastic by the way.

  2. Welcome back Paula! Sew lovely to see you're getting back into it! Take care! x

  3. Welcome Back Paula great to see you back again I hope every thing goes well for you and your family congrats on the new baby.and I love the cake you made looks yummy.
    Hugs Mary.

  4. Hi Paula,
    glad to see you back. I have often wondered how you are getting on. Hope all goes well for you & your family. Hugs, Jeanette

  5. So glad you are back and it was lovely to read your post.
    What a exciting time for you and the family.New house for the baby girl.
    It is great you have your mojo back for sewing as it is such a wonderful rewarding pastime.
    Just loved the toadstool cake too.
    Looking forward to reading more post soon. take care

  6. Good to see you Paula, but sorry to hear you've not been well - my goodness you've had a lot of changes! Baby looks beautiful already! Your new home sounds fantastic. LOVE the cake, you're so creative! Your little 4yo princess is too precious!

  7. Welcome back Paula. The new house sounds just the place for a new start. That toadstool cake is divine-what a clever mum you are.
    Good to hear you have your mojo back and look forward to seeing your creations.
    How exciting to welcome a new little daughter into your family-wishing you well with your birth.

  8. So wonderful to have you back again Paula...... take care with all the knee business......I can relate as mine is due for replacement but is just hanging in there cos Im too young! (dont feel it!) Your gorgeous new baby girl looks so snug...can't wait till you post her 'outdoors' piccies!!! Love the toadstool cake...worth the extra's true we work well under pressure??!?!?!!......Congrats with the new house.....someone's looking out for you....and timing's perfect! Looking forward to reading more about your goings-on in blogland!

    sugary hugs WendyB :O)

  9. Moving can be hard but it is always wonderful when you can upgrade your house. Sounds like you need the extra room.

    Your cake looks gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on it.

  10. Hi good to see you blogging again Sweetheart. Good luck with the arrival of your new little darling. mmmmm....I love the cake!

  11. Great to see you back again - welcome! Great cake - hope the party went well. Sorry about your continuing health problems and I hope that you manage to work around them and enjoy your children (current and future!).

  12. How nice you are back blogging again. And congrats on a new house and a new baby! The cake looks marvellous!

  13. Welcome back Paula, congrats on the house and babe. Take care, look forward to seeing what you get up to..

  14. Welcome back Paula! Don't let anyone rob you of your creativity again.... remember that it is your gift that you can use anyway you want...
    Can't wait to see the new bubs :)