Thursday, February 10, 2011


This week saw me put the finishing touches on this..............

This bassinette has seen some action. My friend Kellie gave it to me. She herself has placed 4 babies in it plus it has been lent out to numerous others. Scarlett spent her first 5 weeks in it - until she became so large that she needed to upgrade to the jumbo cot.

I decided that for this baby I would paint it the perfect shade of blue (which in case you were wondering is Dulux Wild Clary). Blue for boys and because blue is my favourite colour. Of course, all of this painting took place during the recent heat wave - painting semi-gloss enamel in 42 degree heat is no fun I tell you!

I can't believe that in less than two weeks there will be a baby lying in that lovingly painted blue cot. My baby.

The little pillow slip was hand embroidered by my Nana for her first baby over 60 years ago.

60 years and three generations of anticipating delicious babies.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This week's finish was actually finished the week before Christmas but I just didn't get around to blogging about it then. Better late than never.

So without further ado.....Introducing the Melly and Me Sleepover bag.

This was Mum's Christmas present. The fabric is Blush with some co-ordinating spots and stripes bought from Hettie's Patch. The pattern is the Sleepover, which I bought from Fabric Patch. The O-rings, cute decorative zipper pull and metal feet came from Nicole Mallalieu. How I love internet shopping!

This bag is huge! For the photo shoot I packed it full of 6 towels, 3 hand towels and 5 face washers. So clearly the sleepover bag can pack some heat! The bag itself was quite easy to make - joining the top and bottom sections took some fiddling but I got there in the end. I wouldn't recommend making this bag unless you have made bags before. The pattern could have done with a few more diagrams for the assembly part of the process.

All in all a gorgeous bag. Mum loves it and can't wait to tell people that she made it herself.

I mentioned in a previous post that we have a cat called she is trying to get in on the Sleepover photo shoot.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Lizzie. It is unnatural to love a cat so much.


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