Thursday, September 11, 2014

6 Months Old








































My little love,

You are 6 months old now and how time is flying. You are such a serious little baby, taking in everything around you with endless fascination and curiosity. You take your time to decide what you like and dislike and never rule anything out on the first go. Everything everyone told me about motherhood has been true, all the cliches I shrugged off during pregnancy, how hard and how rewarding this would be, how you can get used to total sleep deprivation (I have thoroughly tested this theory on myself and can without doubt it is true) and how much love you can feel for one tiny little person. 
I can't imagine a life without you in it now!



We took you to the park and the beach last weekend and your reaction was bemused at best, you didn't really know what to make of the slide and daddy said you looked ever so serious as I held you on my lap in the swing.
The beach was much the same, you really tried hard to figure out what the yellow grainy stuff was (sand) digging your fists and toes into its warmth and seemed to almost quite like it but then I made the mistake of dipping your toes in the still cold wintry waves and you were a bit sad about that. Mamma's sorry.......I promise you will like the beach when it warmer!

You've been making progress with your rolling and turning, though we still need to work on that as you really don't seem to like the idea of ending up on your tummy. You have discovered hair pulling which is great fun and poor daddy has had to shave his beard off as a result, and you have cut your first teeth which was hard on us both and hurt a bit for you. You are 6 months old and I cant quite believe it, in another few months you will be moving about, sitting up by yourself and you wont need me so much anymore.................STOP growing so fast please!

You love - Sitting in your bumbo, playing under your play gym, going for walks in the pram, watching the birds on the balcony, listening to Peter and the Wolf, time with Daddy, watching us eat, putting everything in your mouth, pulling hair, Mamma's dressing gown, listening to Daddy play the guitar, Sophie the Giraffe, Mousy rattle and your bunny brother

You dislike - going for drives in the car,too many new people, tummy time, bedtime, getting changed, the vacuum and noisy places.

You are 6 months old and these last 6 months have been the best in my life.

P.S these photos are ones that we took for my mothers 60th birthday present. 
Cute poses by Kirra, photography & flower crown by me! 




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weekly Wanderings










This week //

Loving dressing up my daughter, baby clothes are so much fun
Discovering the joys of homemade baby food
Taking selfies
Taking pleasure in all the vintage hand knitted jumpers and cardigans that have been handed down to me
Enjoying time out for myself while the baby sleeps





Monday, July 21, 2014

Creativity

Since becoming a mum I haven't had much time to be creative. The first few months were a whirlwind of sleepless nights and feeding, snuggles and nap times. Now that we are older and wiser (and sleeping better) I find I have more time to myself which is wonderful but creativity isn't coming as naturally as I had hoped. 

I have made a few new mobiles which has been fun, and I have a new product in mind that I am busting to get started on but when the inspiration strikes often it's at an inconvenient time and getting my creativity to line up with nap times feels a bit forced. 
I am so full of ideas of things to make for my new daughter and for My Handmade Heart and I wish I had the time to do it all! I think the key to any future creative time I might have in my future is to be organised and have everything I need to create on hand at a moments notice.

Before we had bub I had a wonderful office studio in the spare room but that's now baby land and I've had to cram all my craft supplies into boxes in the garage which is a bit sad and makes it somewhat difficult to locate any particular item on a whim.
Whilst hanging out in "Baby Land" with my daughter I noticed a tiny space behind her door where we currently keep the ironing board and some of hubby's fishing rods, if the door is only part way open it creates a tiny triangle of space that I think I might be able to turn into a craft corner.........literally! 
Hopefully once I'm organised the creativity will flow! 
Untill then here are some pictures of what I have been making lately...........

















Thursday, July 10, 2014

Weekly Wanderings

I probably should be calling this post Monthly Wanderings with the minimal amount I've been posting of late but weekly sounds better, I'm a sucker for some alliteration.

We've been having a blissful time with our daughter and I'm in mumma heaven after managing to get through "sleep training" with minimal problems and have lots more time to get stuff done now! I might even start blogging more! 

Here are a few photos from my Instagram account of what we've been up to.

Making new Book Blossom mobiles ...... It's been such a joy to be creative again!
Planning and making a little play area for Kirra on the balcony
Trying solids and loving anything sweet!
Enjoying the quiet light filled corners of our home while the baby naps
Indulging in my new obsession "Frozen Dough co" cookies from my local markets 
(Seriously the BEST cookies ever and such a great idea, I buy a pack of the frozen dough, amazing fresh out the oven goodness whenever I feel the urge for a sweet treat!) 
Going for walks and soaking up the beautiful winter sunshine in the park