Thursday, March 31, 2011


So we went to the library.
Okay so my library books weren't overdue but I had read them all so we really did go.
Forty weeks and one day...I wonder how many more to go till we meet Baby CP?
I'll keep you posted :o)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Not yet (for Trash and Tanya). Lady in waiting

I've had a lovely few days catching up with friends and now I have a free diary. Well other than that small to do list.
Item 1: Have a baby.
Since I don't know when that is going to happen, I am pottering around, baking, sewing and blogging.

Now for some show and tell.
This gorgeous quilt was made by my bloggy mate Terry. She made it with specific instructions that it was to be used and abused by Baby CP, especially for lolling about on the floor and I have no doubt it will be.
Thanks Tez!
The quilt is hanging on the bassinet that Mr CP used as a baby. It was obviously made fairly well as Mr CP is one of TEN and they all used it at one time or another (we probably won't use it in the foot well of the car to transport Baby like they did...). The next generation has given it a good go too. Mr CP's cousin made the stand for it and I think it'll come in handy.

On Saturday I finally got to meet Ms Wendy, one of the most talented ladies in craft.
She  made me a gorgeous and fabulously large pincushion. It's so cool.

I bought these two wonderful pictures from her (painted by her equally talented husband). The fox and owl has special meanings for Mr CP and I so I thought they were perfect for the nursery.

I've finally got to do some of the things on my list for Baby CP. I bought these iron on transfers quite a while ago so I've jazzed up some plain white jumpsuits as well as some bibs I'd bought from Ikea.

And while I've been sewing today I've had my special helper.

Not every machine comes with one of these attachments.

Every now and then I get swatted to give her a pat or she starts nuzzling the machine and then my hands as I'm guiding fabric through.
Yep, true love and an addiction to scratches.

As for Baby CP...he or she seems happily ensconced in Tummy Town so I will continue to be the Lady in Waiting.
Ab xx

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Then and Now

It started with a kiss...

                               Then there was one of these after some mind bending calculations....

Slinky little belly housing the great unknown. Who'd have thunk it? There's a person in there!!!

The first photo for the album. Yup, that's definitely a Noble nose and a Foxy kid.

Some necessary wardrobe expansion.

New digs and new beds.

Thirty-nine weeks of growth, wiggles, giggles and total freaking out hidden by smiles and doctors visits.

That's a dang BIG BELLY!

I'm so looking forward to meeting the person that is to be. He or she is going to rock my world and I can't wait (actually I can a little, I need to craft a bit more!)
Thank you all for all of the love, support and encouragement on this journey.
My baby is going to be very lucky to have so many wonderful, crafty, god-mother-fairy-aunts.

Abbe x


I've been playing in the land of swap.
I had to send out my fabric for the 1st Wednesday Block Swap. I decided on a whole lot of brights to make these Wonky Squares. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes back my way.

I made a few cross blocks for Louise as part of the Around The Block swap. 

 Then I had to choose a block with a star that also had a look of movement. It puzzled me a bit but then I found this block called Star Lane. I tweaked it so it fit the fabulous fabric I had to play with and this is what I came up with. I must say I loved the red, white and blue combination. If I have a boy..................
But then I worked on some gorgeous pink, green and yellow fabrics and I thought, if I have a girl.........

And that is why surprises are good!

This is the lucky last block completed for the Around the Block swap. Phew!!! That's a lot of swapsies in a few days. It's nice to know I won't be holding anyone up while I am bunkered down with Mini CP.

And now it's time for a cuppa and a rest on the couch....
Ab x

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The view from here....

Hello Belly Town!
37 weeks today.
No rumbles.
No Braxton Hicks.
Even time for a bit of sewing. This is for Helen in the Around the Block swap.
The cot is finally set up with the mattress.
Note monkey bought by Mr CP for baby for Christmas.
And this gorgeous set was made by my mum for her best friends baby. The bestie, Marg, used it for both her girls and then saved it for me (for 34 years!). Tears came to my eyes when I opened the package. It's so wonderful to have something my mum made as she passed away when I was 17 and I know she would have been crafting away for her grandchild if she could.

Time for the couch (my new bestie) and some uninterrupted telly time. Something I know will become rare in a few weeks time.

I hope you are all sewing well,
Ab xx