Saturday, March 26, 2011

6 (and a bit) months

I wasn't as organised this month for her "6 month shoot". Since becoming 6 months she has pretty much been sick the whole time. First up was the bronchiolitis, secondly she had frighteningly high fevers for several days, breaking out in a rash and generally being tired and miserable, and now she has been hit with a cold and a rattly chest. Poor little dear. Up until this barrage started, she had not been even a little bit sick.

But I had to get cracking with her picture as she will be seven months in a week and a half!

She is a beauty.

See Eve grow.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I am not a good cook. I get by for daily meals and the occasional baking, but generally I don't enjoy it. So I was quite pleased with this result. It really is very easy to make! Just make sure you have double the icing you think you will need! I used these instructions.

Jemima's rainbow birthday party was a lot of fun - it rained, and then the sun came out. Perfect really. Twas a great celebration of my little miss. And she is already planning her 5th.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


When I discovered Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls was writing a book, I knew that one day it would be mine. I send my husband a wish list on email with links in November each year and he uses my list to buy me my Christmas and birthday presents. It's not necessarily romantic, but it works! And thus, the book of softies was mine in January.

The kids and I looked through the book, and Jemima fell in love with "Mermaiden". I was going to make her a Folkster for her birthday, but she was so taken with this little lady, I changed my mind. This is actually the second one I made, but didn't take a picture of the first before it became my niece's birthday present. I don't often make the same thing more than once, but I actually enjoyed the process more second time around.

I decided to give her the mermaiden the day before her birthday, so that I could enjoy her enjoying her handmade present without the distraction of all the other stuff she was soon to acquire. Selfish? She wasn't complaining! She looooved mermaiden more than anything I have ever made for her, and took her around town with her all day. I really enjoyed that! So much so, that in future I think I will give the kids anything I have made for them on their birthday eve. Why not?

The birthday party preparations have been in full swing for a few days now. I wouldn't say it was a complicated party: in fact I have tried to keep it as simple as possible, but it's still a lot of work! I would be happier if it would stop raining, but it is a rainbow party (yep, I am making one of these), so the rain is in theme I guess!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Image by ESJAYcreative

My dear Jemima Rose turned 4 yesterday. That is her in the above image that my sister photographed. The addition of the rainbow was my request as I am going to use the picture in her rainbow birthday party this weekend.

FOUR! I am feeling so sooki. I am going to be hopeless when they are really grown up. *sigh*

Happy Birthday Princess Peach xo

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A little dress

I had intended this to be a Christmas present for Eve, but simply ran out of makey time at the end of last year. I finished it sometime late January/Early Feb, so not a bad effort really. It is still a little bit big for her, but it looks pretty sweet.

It is the Crossover Pinny and Nappy cover pattern from Bettsy Kingston. I have the nappy cover cut out, but when I was about to sew it together (about 2 months ago), someone dropped in out of the blue and I have never picked it up again.

Thankyou for all Miss Eve's get well wishes! I kept meaning to pop back in here and say that she was doing fine, but I kept forgetting, which is not very nice if anyone was worried about her. Sorry! She is now 6 months, so she will be making her appearance soon in her monthly pic post!