it's been quite nice having early evenings all snug in front of the fire. defo embracing the autumn & winter here and looking forward to a bit of hibernating ;0)
baby bump is getting mighty heavy now, quite funny trying to move about the house. getting off the sofa & out of bed is quite a mission not because i'm a lazy onslow but because i can't physically bend & maneuver myself, well not in a graceful manner that is. getting socks & shoes on & off is a hoot!
i enjoyed completing my last bit of work before taking my maternity time off with a lampshade commission for a lovely customer. a large 'speedwell' square drum.
it's always a pleasure to work on something unique; mixing the colours so they're just right & then to receive happy customer feedback - even better!
a lovely kind gift a friend of ours made especially for little one - a gorgeous handmade quilt. she's such a skilled seamstress! she also made a really cute dress using my hollyhock print for her little girl. i love the simple, detailed way it buttons up at the back :)
more gifts! fab knitted goodies made by my super mum :)
she's knitted me 2 beautiful jumpers, a hat, 2 snoods, a jumper for d
and lots of baby mittens! we're so spoilt!
with some wool from mum, i've been making mini pom-poms for baby's room. hmm..not quite as technical as mums knitting hehe! i even roped d into making some with me, his are so neat! tut.
there are several tutorials floating around pinterest which have been helpful. basically, you wind wool around a fork! wrapping yarn around several times, tying a knot tightly in the middle, snipping all the loops & then hey presto! little balls! link them altogether to make a pretty garland :)
ahh..i think smartie is now after something knitted that he can wear this winter hehe!
a new printing block i made earlier in the week especially for little one.
a sleepy, dreamy cloud handprinted onto natural cotton to make a lampshade with.
i chose pale blue & coral (still coral mad me!) as i thought those colours would be fit for either a girl or a boy ;)
the hanmade art room has been shifted to make way for baby's new room.
the box room i used to work from is so much cosier now, i can actually see the floor now all my stuff has been moved out!
we've been busy laying a new carpet, painting walls & freshening up old furniture.
the nursery is starting to take shape :) a chest of drawers are yet to do up & pictures are yet to hang.
pinterest has really got me hooked, i've been searching and pinningnurseryroom inspiration. it's been a great way of collecting images whilst decorating the room. i really love a mixture of old & new styles. i'm hoping our little space will turn out something like the ones i've pinned once it's finished :)
the weeks are well and truly whizzing past; 7 weeks to go...
a lovely new magazine to read. it was the last one on the shelf at my local post office so i had to grab it :)
it features some yummy-scrummy apple recipes in there which is rather handy as our apple trees are full this year! the toffee apple crumble recipe looks delicious so that one will have to be tried out!
my wonderful & super-duper mum has been knitting like a trooper! she's made more gorgeous baby clothes for little madden. lots of cute little booties, hats & cardigans in all different patterns & colours. they're so amazing, i can't stop looking at them & imagining our little one wearing them :)
over the last few weeks i've been busy making festive gift wrap & cards for stockists. the plan is to print as much 'c' paper goods now so i can take some time out & get ready for little madden's arrival!
i'm slowly winding things down but there are still cards available to purchase from my etsy & folksy shops. festive cards are in already!
it will be very strange putting my tools & rollers down for a bit but i'm so looking forward to focusing on baby with doing a bit of decorating & working on baby's room.
bye, bye art room & hello nursery! hehe!
i will be doing another give-away soon so keep checking back :))