Fabric mood, wanderlust and offspring

This is a funny little painting I did yesterday afternoon... and today I really was all 'yay!' when I saw that I had a parcel from Sylvia delivered to me :)

Here (below) are the lovely contents - the latest ScrapArtZine magazine (I love the page on Sylvia's scrapping space, so cool and compact), a gorgeous pair of olive green wristwarmers that she knitted me, a gorgeous card with this image of pregnancy (the water inside and outside the body, ever so poetic) a 'mama merit badge' for travelling with kids - which has a hilarious description on the back:

"Ever been stuck on the taxiway for hours with a child who is potty training, a born dancer or a curious, shrieking climber? Run out of snacks and been stuck with a snarky attendant who was no help? With on to a cross country flight with 3 under four year olds and read the lips of passengers as they moan a cuss word that sounds like stuck? Been forced to take a sleeping baby from a sling so you can go through the metal detector? For those with wanderlust and off-spring, your bravery and grit are honored with this badge."

Classic. A beautiful gift package, thank you so much Sylvia :)

Other than that my day hasn't been that exciting, mostly cleaning, toilet-training and babysitting. And wondering what to have for dinner. And not going outside much, though we will have to shortly to post a couple of kits. Here is a picture taken from my kitchen table - I bought this tablecloth from the UK a couple of months ago and it arrived a few weeks ago, it is oilcloth so really easy to wipe clean. And looks cute, I think :) Love a bit of red in my kitchen.

Today and yesterday I have been in a fabric mood. I worked out that the window seat (that my dad and I built for Sienna's room before she was born) isn't really going to fit in Sienna's room that she has just moved back into. Because she has her table and chairs now, and a wardrobe. Ash's room (which he is yet to move into, still the study at the moment) is smaller again, and with a woodgrain theme rather than Sienna's white furniture anyway. So, the spot in my room where I was going to put this IKEA linen cupboard which I am yet to buy... now going to have the window seat. Saving money, which is smart. Not getting the yellow cupboard, which is a bit disappointing but really very practical. So, I decided that I should find some fun fabrics to cover the window seat cushion and to make extra cushions for on top of the seat and also for our bed. Possibly for our couch in the lounge as well. Here are the fabrics I have just bought from etsy...

The first three are for making cushions

This yellow one is for covering the window seat cushion and making some basket linings.

I find this (above) really appealing, photo from either Nesting or Decor8 (I don't remember which, but most of my inspiration pictures come from these two blogs).

This long weekend had a Summer-themed cybercrop at Scrapboutique and I made the following two layouts on Saturday afternoon. The first one was a 'lucky dip challenge' where I had to use grey, orange and buttons with a summer-y title. The second one was based on a sketch by boutique resident Liz - Kell took that photo of her two kidlets, which I love.

This photo is one of a few I took last week in the garden (before the camera battery ran out of power). Mum gave each of the girls a tutu when we were in Adelaide the other week - Lana's was too small to be a dress and she wears it as a skirt, but Sienna's at least fits perfectly at the moment, and she has been putting it on most days. Cute little thing.

Thanks to all for the congrats on bub #3. I hadn't put it online before I guess because it's not really on my mind all that much at this point - very few appointments required, lots of other stuff going on, and I don't like a lot of fuss. And we were pretty casual about having it confirmed, so we were at about 8 weeks by the time we knew for sure. Anyhow, thanks for the good wishes, they were all very lovely to read :) Due date is early July but I don't like going for specific dates, as my first bubs have done completely their own thing, had dates changed about and still arrived late, and I doubt this one will be all that different ;) Just hopefully not bigger. Hmm.

Thanks KreativeKelly for the Craft Sassy info, I did know about them (thanks to Scrapscene!) and had sent an enquiry a couple of weeks ago. Hadn't heard back yet, so I've hassled them again, LOL. You never know, a future kit may include some custom dQ paper after all.


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Anonymous said...

I so need one of those badges, I love it.

Thanks for the eye candy... yummo my eyes say to you!

Loving your layouts too, but of course!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, and great minds and alike and all that...

I've got that Ikea Linen Cupboard on my wish list for when we build our house... in about 5 years LOL...


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the pregnancy, Dan. Hoping you & bub stay healthy through out & easy delivery too.

Love the Heather Bailey fabrics. I had some too, but not quite the ones you bought.

Love the layouts & the kitchen looks absolutely great.

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Liz Weber said...

Congrats on the pregnancy Danielle and great work with the ScrapBoutique CC layouts, thanks for joining in. I have loved looking through your blog and your photos of Ash and Sienna are adorable.... Hope Sienna adjusts to "another" baby boy in the family - she will make a fab big sister again for sure!

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