Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Still Hanging In There!

Hello! All is well here, just getting fed up of the back ache and the heat! Just a week to go now! I'm so nervous this time around. Mainly because Dylan has well and truly hit his terrible two's, I just hope the new arrival doesn't make him worse!

When he's good, he's very very good, but when he's bad, he's horrid! :)

I'm having a break from scrapbooking at the moment, because sitting at my desk sets my back off! But once we've had the baby and got into the swing of things, I'll be back at it again. All my crafting recently has taken place either on the sofa or laying on my bed. 

A few months ago Tony bought me this very cute book, so I've been putting it to good use! All the bibs have been made using upcycled t-shirts and are backed with terry nappies. I bought terry nappies for Dylan but after using them for one day, I decided it wasn't really for me! So they've been sat in a box in the loft ever since. I new they'd come in handy one day! 

Most of the embroidery patterns were from the book, but it inspired me to do a couple of my own too. The anchor and the boat are my own designs. I also drew my own bib template, because the one in the book was for a Velcro fastening bib. I don't like bib's with Velcro fasteners, as they catch on clothes and after they've been in the wash a few times the Velcro starts to fail. Because the fabric that I embroidered was jersey material, I used a light weight interfacing on the reverse to stop it stretching out of shape as I stitched into it.

 Ahoy there me hearties!

Thanks for popping in!

Rachel XxX

Monday, 14 June 2010

Happy Birthday Little Monster

My little monster is 2 today!
We've got a day of painting and playdough planned.

You may have noticed my blog posting has slowed down somewhat! I'm trying to make the most of Dylan's nap times now by resting myself.

And there's also a lot of this in our house at the moment!
Notice the fan in craft corner... I've been struggling with the summer heat and swollen feet! Oh well, only 3 weeks to go.

Thanks for visiting, hope you're all enjoying the football.


Thursday, 3 June 2010

New Bag!

I've finished my ginormous beach bag! Woo hoo! I followed the pattern on Lucy's lovely blog, although I made it slightly larger than the original pattern. I used Patons Sorbet Yarn, Vanilla, Rose Water, Nectarine, Limone, Lime, Ice and Violet Cream. Unfortunately this yarn has been discontinued, but you can still get it from here, as long as I haven't got to it first! ;)

Mmm! Lovely summery rainbow stripes!

I hope the weather is nice for you today, wherever you may be. See you soon!