April 6th, 2013 § § permalink
So the sewing bug has bitten and it has bitten hard! My once pristine dining table has turned into a swamp of sewing machines (yes, somehow there is 2 in my living room right now), fabric, elastic and random other haberdashery items. Since inheriting the beast that is the Brother Super Galaxie, I’ve attempted a dress (in the most hideous fabric that I now can’t bring myself to wear) and now a t-shirt. Neither of these items were made with patterns and that could well be the reason for my mixed success rate, either that or my decidedly average-yet improving sewing skills!
So I had a cotton on t-shirt that I loved except ideally it would have been longer, and upon inspection looked like a project I could handle as it is basically a giant rectangle with no sleeves! Winning. So I traced it out onto my fabric and simply stitched the seams together. Now I should have pinned the bottom hem as something funky happened there but just don’t look too close and it’s ok. I attempted some homemade bias binding for a neat finish around the arm holes and neckline and it looks actually really good! Sure my seam allowances were a bit all over the show but at least they are straight haha.
Next up, a matching dress for Charlotte so I can make some embarrassing family photos oooooooooooh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!
October 12th, 2012 § § permalink
We found this gorgeous yarn shop today on our wandering around Barcelona! An absolutely lovely shop with a great selection of yarn.. I was overjoyed when I saw all the drops yarn and then the malabrigo etc.. Unfortunately my suitcase space is rather lacking (understatement of the year) so I only bought the bare essentials, some boring plain white to finish off a gift and some for a beanie for little man’s ever expanding noggin.
I love love love the little needle gauge card I got in my bag and if I ever return to Barcelona I will most definitely be heading straight back. They even have addi tips for interchangeable needles, something I never found in any store in the UK and had I done my research beforehand (bangs head on wall) I would have bought some too.
The owner of the shop was so lovely and helped out entertaining Reuben and the storefront is amazing… hubby and baby were happy staring at the automation haha.
We caught the metro to Jaume I and then walked down Carrer de la Princesa and its to the right down a side street, I think the second one. You can google it and it comes up anyway – or just head for the Picasso Museum it’s right near by.
Hopefully I can update with some finished projects soon! xx
September 29th, 2012 § § permalink
So a few weeks ago I recieved a lovely package in the post from the founder of Seraphine Maternity Cecile Reinaud, with a letter congratulating me on my pregnancy and gifting me this beautiful Breton style dress!
As you can see from my previous maternity posts I’ve got a bit of a thing for Breton stripes or stripes of any kind really.. And today I finally had a chance to give packing a rest and rock my new dress around Westfield on a final London shopping trip.
It is super comfortable, and flattering although I think I need to invest in some kind of belt that works a bit better than the one I was wearing with it. I think maybe a long long thin tan one wrapped twice would look amazing!
As you can see I’m exposing my bare pasty legs so I’m off on a mission tomorrow to get some amazing maternity stockings so I can wear this dress in NY in a months time as it will be pretty chilly! I picked up some gorgeous leather flats and new sunnies to go with my outfit from TK Maxx today too… oh TK Maxx how I will miss you so!
I’d never heard of Seraphine before they contacted but I’ve been browsing their website and loving heaps of the stuff. The catalogue they sent me is just gorgeous too, and they have 20% off heaps of their best sellers this week. Here’s my favourites from Seraphine at the moment… I’m very tempted by the breast feeding tops!!
You can order a catalogue on their website – I would highly reccomend it – it’s a stunning read, it’s like a magazine and I think showcases their products so much nicer than on the website too. xx
August 2nd, 2012 § § permalink
This is a timely review as we are potty train(ed – do I dare say it??) And completely out of nappies in the daytime minus one wonderoo for a nap!
We’ve tried a lot of different types and brands of cloth nappies in the 2.2 years since having Reuben and these Wonderoos are fantastic. Loads of pics and full review if you click on ‘more’…..
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July 16th, 2012 § § permalink
The scan went really well, and we found out we are having a little girl!! I feel so blessed to have this healthy baby inside of me! Here’s some pics from the scan, they are all a wee bit blurry sorry as the baby was so active! She sucked her thumb pretty much the whole way through, so cute and amazing that they are already sucking their thumbs at only 16 weeks gestation!!
The lady who did the scan was lovely, I can highly recommend Babybond East London, she even waited for my husband to take our potty training son for an emergency toilet trip!! She was far friendlier than any NHS experience I’ve had and explained all of the babies anatomy to us very thoroughly. When it came to finding out the gender it was so clear, as soon as we saw between the babies legs it was so very obvious – even before she told us, straight away I could see three bright white lines (too much looking at baby gender scans on the internet!). All in all a great experience and I think so worth the money.