Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crafty Katie

Months ago when I was pregnant, Katie came to me with his grey rabbit. It was a present for her sister before she was born. I was blown away. Katie designed the pattern, cut it out, sewed it together herself and under the red love heart on the rabbit's chest she put some small crystals. This was one of the many little sentimental things that came with us this week when we left the mountains for a few days when the fires were burning not so far away from us. Luckily the big fire that was predicted didn't eventuate but I'm still cautious. It made me think about all the stuff I own and re-evaluate what I have and don't really need as we live right near the bush. The threat of bushfire each season is more likely with the way the weather is changing. Funny, this time last year we had a huge snow fall that hasn't been seen in years.

Here is our little lady modeling of one her designer singlets made by Katie!

As we can't quite walk or crawl down the catwalk, we can manage a wiggle and a bit of drooling in her cot. Our little lady is lapping up all the attention. Katie sewed the strawberry on Sian's little singlet - looks very cute.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hello anyone out there!

Finally, Blogger has let me type a post. It was having problems on my previous post, hence all the pics and no text. Now I'm back.

Sian is almost 12 weeks old. We have been so wrapped up in the newest member of our family I haven't been near the computer for quite a while. I've been going to bed early to cope with the night feeds and have been able to drive my boys to school safely - not in a sleep deprived comatose state.

It has been nice to have a break from blogging but I feel I have the urge to post again. But where to start.... I have a phone full of photos from the last couple of months - mainly of Sian.

A few months ago I discovered Flora Bowley's blog. I love her art and the process of her art making. I was  inspired to dust off my brushes and paint a picture through this pregnancy. I had this creative urge to paint when I couldn't knit due the excess fluid from being pregnant making me feel like a puffer fish. At least I  could paint.

So in a Flora style I closed my eyes, breathed and just painted, not thinking about it too much. There's a few layers as I just kept adding, walking away and coming back to the painting. I let go of my fears of it not being perfect and just enjoy painting. So here is what I came up with....