Well lovely readers, I have had a bit of a break from blogging but for a very good reason. Our lovely son Nathaniel has arrived, safe and sound.
He surprised us by coming a bit earlier than expected, so we have had the honour of his company for 7 weeks now. (Correction: It was 7 weeks when I started this blog, but it is now 10 weeks, lol!)
Life has certainly changed, but oh what a wonderful change!
Having a baby is hard work, that’s for sure, but I am so grateful for our lovely little man. I still can’t believe he is real, even when I am staring at him and stroking his ginger hair; it is like it is a dream. I consciously tell myself to grasp on to moments and cement them in my mind. Time both drags and flies in some weird way in babyland. Here are a couple of pictures from the newborn shoot Laura from Laura Lane Photography did for us.
The Vintage Inspired Nursery Complete (mostly)
Despite Nathaniel’s early arrival, his nursery is mostly complete, the only thing we are still waiting on is the cot. That turned into a bit of a fiasco, because the weather was so cold and damp in our shed the paint just did not dry properly. We took it to my parents for better conditions, then Nate arrived so its completion has been delayed. Nevertheless the nursery looks pretty cute, even if I do say so myself. 😉
To get a look like this, you could spend a great deal, but we saved ourselves heaps of cash by upcyling or recycling second hand furniture and buying from op-shops or budget stores such as Ikea and Aldi. It took some time and effort but it was enjoyable work.
Here is the nursery complete as it is:
So, the nursery is looking pretty good, I am very happy with it. It was fun to work on and I really enjoy spending time with my little son in there.
In the early weeks, as Nathaniel slept a lot, I was able to get some sewing done. Here is what I did.
A nappy bag for a friend:
An Australiana themed, hand embroidered bunting for a special new arrival:
Clothes for Nathaniel:
I also have managed to make two outfits for Nathaniel. One is a waistcoat onsie, which is made using a really simple appliqué method. The other is one of my Oh Bless , vintage style rompers. Unfortunately it didn’t really fit. Nate was so small at the time it looks a little funny on him in the photo. He has lost the ‘chicken arms and legs’ now and got a bit chubbier, so I really should try it on again.
The NOW season
Now Nate has colic and rarely sleeps during the day it is very hard to get any time to get into my sewing room. However colic does not last forever, so I am sure I will be back at it in a couple of months. In the meantime I am enjoying cuddles and caring for my longed for child.