Monday, February 25, 2013

A Model Friend

I have had a wonderful couple of weeks, with visits with Bianca, Aunty Pam, Fi and Peta. To round things out and keep all the wenches happy, I had a bright idea to visit Jules.
Mr CP needed Sunday to sleep after night shift and me and my girl had a plan that involved a camera and a big belly.....
Harvey 'tickling' Bubba - he thinks my, his and his dads belly button is called Bubba.
We need to straighten out that confusion.
Some artyness 
Note: It was 35 degrees, I was HOT and sweaty!
The photographer was bossy but fair enough, she had to keep reminding me, 'straighten the shoulders, tongue to teeth (to get rid of the double chin!!), put your hair over your you think she was trying to tell me I should have had a little make-up on??? :o)

Our helper helped by running away, chasing cows.
Not that helpful really....
And then it was his turn...annoyingly natural.
Oddly operatic. Brilliant pic Jules!
(I think he was actually mooing at the cows)
35 weeks and 5 days - the belly is big and I'm excited to meet this little person.
After I've finished chasing this one around the mulberry bush.... 
Thanks for a wonderful catch up Jules. Lots of laugh as always!!

Ab x

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Maybe Baby

Okay, so there's no maybe about the baby side of things.
I'm 34 weeks and 5 days - people like to say I've 'blossomed'.
Aren't they sweet? ;o) 
A couple of months ago I spent some quality time with Jules and I made her teach me how to Shirr.
Stretchy, elasticyness if perfect for growing bellies and boozies so shirring is perfect for me.
The fabric is a soft Lizette lawn from Spotlight and it's made a very comfy dress. 
Really could do with lining but that's a bit beyond me at the moment and I don't need another layer to sweat in....eeew gross!
This gives you a better idea of the size of the tum....extra large!!

So the Maybe Baby bit?
I know it's a baby but I don't know if it's a boy or girl.
So I decided to make the 'Maybe Girl' quilt....because is may be a girl.
Then I thought I'd better go with the 50/50 odds and make a 'Maybe Boy' quilt....
obviously, it may be a boy.
On the boy quilt I tried my hand at loops with stars. I'm loving being more adventurous with my quilting.
I also used a elongated zig-zag on the border which is a great effect. I saw it on Crazy mum quilts blog and gave it a whirl. The quilt has all Prints Charming fabrics from a few lines, it's sooo soft!
The back of the 'Maybe Girl' quilt turned out really cool.
All the fabrics in this quilt are from Melly and Me's 'Where the wind blows' line that I've hoarded.
Definitely a proper, fully reversible quilt. 
On the 'Maybe Girl' I tried loops with hearts. Love it! 

I've also been playing around with making cushion covers for the long awaited couch.
I did this one last night. Needs trimming and a back.
This one is hand quilted. 
I'm loving the different textures and playing with various greys along with my Denyse Shmidt fabrics.

Hoping for some more sewing time now that I have finished work.

Sew well peeps,
Ab x