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. 

Irina xx