27 Jun 2012

Pitter Patter

{a bundle of joy}

It has been so long since my last blog post, but I really have some lovely news to share. Over the past nine months I kept a little secret… a very special project was on the way… Our Lovely Little Boy was born three weeks ago and he is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am! I don’t come from a big family; I don’t have brothers or sisters and not many cousins at all, so it was so unbelievable to find out that we were expecting a second child…a little brother for our big girl, who is over the moon to be a Big Sister!


At the moment I am taking it day by day and just trying to come up with some sort of routine, but to be honest I really have no idea yet. And although I don’t feel like a first time mum I seem to have forgotten quite a lot. Obviously all the baby information from the first time was stored in some temporary memory storage in order to be deleted the minute the baby has moved into a new phase…because with babies everything is a phase, right… 
I didn’t make much for the new baby…at first I was tired, than I wasn’t in the mood, and when I eventually felt like making something my belly was so big that sitting in front of the sewing machine was a challenge on its own.
But since our little boy was born on the Queen’s Jubilee, I decided to make him a little nappy bag with the Union Jack - I wanted to make something with the Union Jack forever ( I used this tutorial from Flossie Teacakes, and I love how the zipper turned out). The bag comes together with a little changing mat, which was a real pain to make as I decided to use oil cloth on one side, only to find out that the machine foot just wouldn’t move. I quick Google search solved the problem, and I managed to finish the mat by putting a piece of tissue paper over the oil cloth and than sewing. Once finished I just removed all the paper – it was really easy, but I don’t think I’ll be using oil cloth any time soon. I also embellished a few muslin (burp) cloths with a patchwork border – they turned out quite nice.

 
Off to tend to my new born now, but promise to be back in a few days. 

Love
Irina xx

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Irina! He is adorable ... I hope your daughter is happy to be a big sister now.

    Wishing you all the best.

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  2. You really can keep a secret. Congratulations! What wonderful news. He is so lovely! Wish you a fantastic time with your newborn, they grow so fast ...

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  3. Lovely news, congratulations! He is beautiful! I know what you mean about forgetting things - with my second baby I felt the same way. I think you live in the moment with whatever stage your oldest child is going through and a lot of the baby knowledge fades away. I love the Union Jack nappy bag, the fabric combination is perfect :)

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  4. ...congratulations dear Irina,
    I just was on your blog a few days ago, missing you ;O)
    So many thanks for opening the sooooo sweet secret.
    Have a good time
    Love

    Gabi

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  5. Many congratulations, Irina!!! He's adorable!!! Enjoy your two littlies. Love the fabrics you've co-ordinated...

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  6. oh - he is so cute! I can understand that the "big sister" ist quite proud! And of course you are!!! You have brought a 9-month-projekt to a perfect result! All the best congratlations and best regards!

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  7. ♥♥♥♥♥ congratulations ♥♥♥♥♥

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  8. ohh, congratulations to your cute little boy and all the best for your family! =)))

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  9. Congratulations xx
    Your nappy bag is gorgeous

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  10. Congratulations Irina, he is soooo gorgeous. Enjoy every moment of this precious time.

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  11. Congratulations! He's beautiful! I can't believe you managed to keep such a big secret!

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  12. So pleased for you! congratulations, to the whole family! Bless you all!

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  13. Oh congratulations! What lovely news :)

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  14. What a beautiful boy! You sure do know how to keep a secret. Congrats to you and your family :o)

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