Monday, June 23, 2008

Mucking Around With Layout Etc

You may (or may not, lol) of noticed over the last few days I have been mucking around with my blog layout, it is sending me a bit crazy as I know what I want but am unsure how to do it, lol.

My "Blogs I Read" keep idea why so I have taken that down for now.

So seems I can't figure out the layout stuff I have made myself a new header.

Yawn!!! Of to bed now :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Gift for a new Bubba - Poochies

I made these 2 small Poochies for a new little bubba girl. Now I know she has received them I thought I would post pics :)

It is nice to use "girly" fabrics. The outer is a cord, the liner is suedecloth and the boosters (sewn in and lay in) are bamboo.

My sewing was a bit dodgy (yet again, lol) but hopefully they do the job.


Oh the time came yesterday for the eating of the strawberries.....after over a month of anticipation they arrived....

What is she talking about you may ask?? Well.........I won a prize in the mothers day competition at Nurture Nappies and the prize was a box of chocolate coated strawberries :). There were "issues" with getting the delivery to me from Coffs (we shall call the issue FASTWAY :() but thankfully it was eventually sorted and yesterday afternoon they arrived, fresh and yummy.

With much delight we consumed the whole box!

Thank you to Jayne for sorting it all out.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Possum Pouches - Ocean Creatures Action Pics


Rump-a-rooz OSFM

I bought this nappy from Nurture Nappies with a gift voucher given to me by Mel after Ari was born.

After a little mix up the nappy arrived last week and today I finally got around to using it. I honestly don't think I have ever waited that long to use a new nappy before but things have been hectic here with the kids and with all the rain it is taking me a while to get washing done.

the inner gusset

The tabs are super stretchy!, the Velcro isn't super grippy so I do wonder how time will treat it but it obviously works fine now. I really like the design concept, time and more uses will tell how it works/holds up. Ari is 3mths and a little over 7kgs and we are using the middle rise.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Possum Pouches - Ocean Creatures KKnitted and Fitted Pack

The new Gossamer Dreams collaboration store opened last night...

I, of course, could not resist the Ocean Creatures KKnitted and Fitted Pack from Possum Pouches. The large nappy will probably swim on Nate (skinny no bum that he is) but I am hopeful, lol.

$55 for the longies, nappy, and wet bag. Postage Included.

Fitted KK: shark patterned cotton
Inner...... Dusky Blue Bamboo Velour
Concealed full layers.......bamboo mid wt fleece and double napped flannel
Soaker........2 layers BKT and one layer mid wt bamboo
Booster.......depending on how the booster is folded, in total this fitted nappy has 8 to 10 layers of bamboo and 4 of BKT
microfleece layer next to skin

Australian wool, hand knitted, with moss stitch cuffs and drawstring waist; knitted with side seams for better stability, in colours of aquas,jades,blues and greens. Lanolised
Rise 49cm
Inner Leg 27cm

Drawstring wetbag:
Blue single layer PUL with panel of matching fabric

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hit Counter and Blogs I Read

I have added a hit counter to my blog so I can see how many people actually read my ramblings, lol. I imagine that I will make up most of the count lol.

I also added a list of blogs I like to read..not finished with that yet so will be adding some more when I get the chance.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Isoki Bag

My birthday pressie is here (birthday was 28th May.... OMG, I am 28), I picked it up on Friday and am in love :)

It is an Isoki reversible hobo bag in retro paisley.

I you are interested Queenbee has them and if you enter the MY CHILD code at checkout you get 20% off (until early August 08)....I was going to get mine from there but figured I may as well buy local if I could.

I think I am more in love with it as an overnight bag for me in the future, lol, but it works fine as a nappy bag too.

Photoshop - Scrapbooking

I have been playing around with photoshop a bit. Scrapbooking is something that I would love to do but I am not sure when I would do it, lol. So I have been fiddling with photoshop in a scrapbooking way, iykwim.

These are A4 size pictures that I could get printed but I am not sure how much that would cost and then where I would put them. So I am considering creating a DVD type slide show instead.

Anyway here are my first couple of tries..

....Aris page...

....and Beths....

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Back Carry - Getting there...

Each time I try to Tibetan back carry it gets a little easier. By positioning Ari higher, spreading the fabric under my arms and across my shoulders a bit wider...I am much more comfortable.

I do get sicked on a fair bit as Ari is a chucker but other then that it is a great position for getting things done and he falls alseep each time :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Possum Pouches Longies

So happy these have arrived just in time for our wet and windy start to winter.

Matching longies and beanies for my nappy wearing boys

Aris are in "Shipwreck" which has gorgeous pale blue, blue and brown......I got them a little long so I can fold them for now

Nates are in "Stormy Skies" which has dark blue, purple and grey.....

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Present for Ari - Thanks Mel

Mel gave Ari this handmade gift today :) So cute and thoughtful.

Nate held baby teddy on the way home in the car, he gave him a breastfeed and, oops, he did a "sicky" while getting burped, lol. Even the big kids wanted a cuddle with him when they got home.

Thanks Mel, your knitting is great!

I have also used the other pressie you gave us, on a Rump-a-rooz OSFM nappy from Nurture Nappies. We have had a slight hiccup as the wrong nappy was sent to us (was on my doorstep when I got home) but hopefully that will be fixed up really soon and it will be on the boys butts for a test drive.

Look forward to catching up again soon XOXOX