11 February 2013

goings on...



Although I haven't come to my blog much lately, lots has been happening believe me!

Mostly attending our cub, who is now a hugemungous 4 months old...whaaaaaat! The pics above are from about 2.5 months I think. I love her hair, its like a little tornado at the back. 
Being a parent is amazing, I cant really put it into words...she has taken up my world really. Even if I have a bit of time to do some sewing, I'll end up making something for her. 
I made these...a smock (which I showed you before) and some trousers from the same grey scarf, with snazzy pocket.

I also have gone quilt mad, and have made three in total! the second one I used these fabrics from Libertys (minus the pink one).

(I amazed myself by putting this finished quilt into the wash with a GREEN cloth and it came out GREEN. After 4 hot washes and a mild bleach soak...it now looks 100 years old, what a plonker) the photo above, is from before the washing machine drama. After that, I was spurred on to create another, using up some of my maternity clothes...

I will post a photo of it soon.
Im now working on a third quilt! (you can see the first one here)

We've been out in our van too, we went to Wisly Gardens and used our pram which rarely gets an outing.

I suddenly felt like a mum pushing that pram, quite odd.

I must say that its not all a bed of roses, of course there are days when I am chained to the sofa with a grumpy tot. Or getting down about my jeans I 'used' to wear, and the lack of house cleaning motivation. But generally Pehr is really lucky to have both parents with her pretty much all of the time...this is something we consciously wanted for our lives and we are so happy all the work paid off and we can have the family life as planned, Its a luxury we could only have achieved in our 30s I think.
We can take it turns to have long soaks in the bath etc...and she sleeps through the whole night long...result!

20 comments:

  1. I think this is lovely :} I can't wait to have a life like that, lack of house-cleaning motivation and all!

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  2. There's nothing nicer than being present in your childrens lives. We have three little girls and I've managed to be at home with them since my eldest was born. However, we did things backwards. So now I'm 29, have had my family, and looking forward to setting up my own business and bringing them along for the ride!

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  3. Wow, what an amazing quilt. I've been using Liberty fabrics for my new collection & I am afraid that now I've used them I will never be able to go back to other materials, they are so dreamy. There is an amazing shop in West London where they have HUNDREDS!

    Pehr is the sweetest little thing, & so well dressed. What a lovely family.

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  4. She is such a precious little girl. I'm so happy to know you are enjoying her so much.

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  5. I never tire of Pehr photos... or liberty prints :0)

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  6. hi artemis, happy to see your latest update. pehr has grown up so much. she is such a little angel and i must say you did a good job taking care of her. she is so lucky to have a mum like you who can sew and make many little things for her. :D

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  7. And there's so much appreciation in your thoughts. To be soberly aware of one's blessings is a big achievement and a blessing as well :) All the best to the three of you :)

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  8. Emily B12.2.13

    Pehr has lovely hair, especially the little whorl. Such a shame about your beautiful quilt. If it happens again (which I'm sure it won't), I recommend using Dylon Colour Run Remover for colours which I have used a couple of times and found very effective.

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  9. Valerie12.2.13

    How lovely Pehr is! Indeed you're lucky: spend the all day with her is a great luck. You deserve these happy moments: you work hard for this. Enjoy the precious family time !

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  10. so sweet! i love when all their hair gets rubs off and they look like little monks :)
    or have little mullets (amercian hideous hairdo)

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  11. She is just impossibly cute!!!!! And I love your beautiful quilts and those little pants. I made a couple of baby quilts a few months ago too and can't wait until I can use them. This past week we have been (im)patiently hanging around waiting for this baby of ours to make its appearance.

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  12. Is there anything cuter than your baby in this world? I doubt that!

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  13. I think you should give serious thought to changing from Jewellery designer to baby clothes designer! I LOVE all Pehr's togs, they are just brilliant! xx

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  14. glad to hear you've caught the quilting bug!

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  15. She is just the cutest! and I love your quilts! I've had a thing for iron-ons and that quilt in your previous post is just so cute! I really can't wait to have a little cutie-pie of my own to make clothes for ;-)!

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  16. What a great idea to use your maternity clothes for a quilt.

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  17. Agree with all the lovely comments, thanks for sharing

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  18. Anonymous15.2.13

    Bah, who cares about cleaning the house, it will only get dirty again! This is a lovely post, makes me less scared about possibly becoming a mother one day. It must be so lovely for Pehr having you both there to take care of her, and so much easier on you both as new parents too, sharing the load equally! That's the way it would always be done in a perfect society I think :)

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  19. Anonymous18.2.13

    Growing up too fast! They do that...my wee girl just turned 1. Where did you get your rucksack from? Much nicer than the nappy bag I have.

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  20. Anonymous19.2.13

    Great job on all the sewing. Even better upcycling your maternity clothes. This post has given me motivated to do some sewing off my own:) Oh Pehr looks so sweet!
    Grace

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