Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Patchwork, presents and pink


I hope you're all staying safe and dry in all this stormy weather. I'm writing this from the comfort of the sofa during the peace and quiet of nap time and hoping the rain will stop before we have to take the dog out. 
But while my feet are up I thought I'd pop by and say hi. 

**UPDATE: Since writing this we've taken the dog. It did rain and very nearly got blown away! Roll on Spring!**

Yesterday was my last day at my part time office job before heading off into maternity leave and I can't tell you how glad I am to have got to this point. Although I only worked there 2 days a week I'm so ready for a bit more time in my week to rest (as much as you can with a 20 month old!)

With our current child care arrangements staying in place for a few more weeks I'm looking forward to a bit more me time and a chance to prepare for the little one's arrival.

I'll still be carrying on with all things little maldod but over the next few weeks I'm hoping to find time to make some things for baby number 2. I've been gathering scraps of fabric from the remnants that are in my collection and am planning to make a patchwork blanket (pram size, not a masterpiece!) Here are a selection of the fabrics I might use. 

I also want to make a breastfeeding cover which I know other friends have found really handy. I've made some for friends in the past and decided that this time round I'd have one myself. This lovely Cath Kidston fabric is nice and light so will do perfectly.  

Minus the creases of course! (Straight out of the fabric box)
We'll be making some changes to our guest room and hopefully turning it into one of the children's bedrooms. Before they take up residence in the summer (when the little one leaves our room) it'll serve as a nice place to play/feed. I've decided to put the build-your-own bunting sample in there to brighten things up, I quite unexpectedly liked the rainbow effect that the flags made. 

In the build up to finishing I've been spoilt with some lovely gifts from a special friend who has given me countdown presents to mark each day left in work! 

  And I returned from work yesterday to some beautiful roses, dafs and dahlias from my boys. I feel very blessed! 

If you haven't already guessed from the photos, we're expecting a little girl. We haven't kept it a secret from friends but neither have we announced it across all social media. However, I' guess this post doesn't exactly hide the fact that a little lady will be joining this household! 

There's no point denying it.....things are going to get very pink around here!

I look forward to sharing some photos of whatever I get round to making, that's if little miss doesn't decide to turn up early.......

Thanks for stopping by and reading.

Lots of love,
Lowri x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Snapshot of January


Happy Saturday and 1st of February!

It seems like January was quite long and I'm quite glad to be heading into a new month, which brings slightly more light to the end of the day and lots more new shoots popping up in the garden. Now that its February we can also say that baby number 2 will be with us NEXT MONTH! This is both hugely exciting and slightly daunting at the same time..... we have a LOT to get ready.

Anyway, will think about that another time! For now I thought I'd share with you a quick round up of the last month, something I've decided I'll do each month throughout this year.

Little maldod making was quiet early in the new year so we enjoyed lots of cosy nights in with the fire and some amazing hot chocolates (I can highly recommend Twinings hot chocolate). We also blitzed the last series of Breaking Bad, a brilliant series which we've both really enjoyed.

We've enjoyed some nice walks out and about, some in the sunshine and plenty in the rain. Wilf discovered a love of "brellas" and i'm now on a mission to find one that is toddler size!

Signs of spring have been about and it was lovely to have some flowers in the house again.

We've finally got on top of toy storage issues so our lounge has been a bit of a haven this last month - no longer just Wilf's play room but a nice place to relax too.

We've had some fun times at the swings and a few crafty sessions at the kitchen table too.

Sam and I also had a lovely night away in Ross-on-Wye at the lovely Bridge House Bed & Breakfast. My mum babysat and although we were only gone 24 hours we felt so relaxed coming back. We both LOVE being parents but just a short break away and to have time that was just for us was so lovely.

The end of this month has seen lots more little maldod orders than I expected and for that i'm very grateful. I was also amazed at the response to the build-your-own bunting giveaway and have thoroughly enjoyed making up quite a few custom orders along with personalised bunting.

I'm looking forward to February when we'll be spending weekends with friends and family and hopefully getting ourselves organised for our new arrival.

Wishing you all a wonderful month ahead!

Thank you for stopping by.
Lowri x