Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sean's Pics

I have been a little bit busy lately so have only done a little bit of sewing and I've started a punch needle project but I haven't had the chance to take any pictures, so I thought I would take the opportunity to show off my extremely talented nephews awesome photography.

Sean is my eldest nephew, he just turned 16 and has a passion and an eye for photography. He has recently started a blog so if you would like to see more of his pics, head on over here. Just keep in mind he is 16 and the odd swear word slips out :)

Sean is a surf junkie and most of his pictures are of the surf and his friends, some of whom are quite well known in the surfing world. Occassionally though he takes pictures of other things, this is one of my favourites:
Sean also likes taking portraits of his little cousins, here are all my babys:

MollyChloeJackAnd Emma

What a lucky mummy I am!
I will try to take pictures tommorow of the gorgeous bag I made for Chloes' first day at "little big school" (she is starting at the preschool tommorrow which is located at her sisters big school hehe). It is the mushroom bag from the Melly and Me book 'Kaleidoscope'. I think I have a thing for mushrooms hehehe. I absolutely Love the book and have made more things out of it, than any of my other books. I made Melvin the Moose, Bubbles the Unicorn and Bella the Bunny. There is pictures here and here, anyway, While I was looking for the web address for Melly and Me, to get the link, I found that Melanie has just made up a pattern by 'Make it Perfect', it just so happens that I just bought a pattern from them the other day to make a jacket for my girls, I really should get onto that before winter is over :).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My newest creation!

She has finally made her entry into this big world.
Emma was born last Friday a perfect 6 pound 12 oz. She is of course absolutely gorgeous and dispite a little time spent under lights for jaundice, everything went really well.We are finally home and although very tired, as is of course to be expected, we couldn't be happier! Thanks everyone for all your beautiful messages!
Hugs Paula xxx

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Baby Time!

Well tommorow is the day! I'm so excited, but a little apprehensive as well. Anytime you go under the knife its a little scary, but the thought of holding my little bundle of joy in my arms will make the last 9 months well and truly worth it!

There's nothing like leaving things till the last minute and that was me today. I still needed to make a new nappy bag for my little girl and I had been looking at pretty much every single bag tutorial on the internet and ended up going with this amazing tutorial! It is one of the best tut's I have ever used and would have been more than happy to pay for the pleasure of using this awesome tut!
I only made a few little changes, I decided that I didn't want velcro on the pockets because it just gets in the way sometimes. I also decided not to divide one of the inside pockets (the back one) into 3 sections because I find sometimes you just need a big pocket.
I think the only other things I would do next time is put a heavier interfacing like timetex in the base, so it stands up better on its own, and I would put interfacing on the inside back panel as the zipper tends to weigh it down and it droops when its not full. Other than that I am just soooo happy with my bag! It even goes with my Amy butler Weekender bag that I use for my never ending hospital trips

I'd love to know what you think!

With that I will sign off for a little while and will be back in webland next week!

Hugs Paula xxx