Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolution Solution

Happy New Year everyone !!!!

This is also my 50th post which is brilliant, it has come around so fast even with my sporadic posting habits.
I had such a big list of New Years Resolutions that I wanted to make, but I know how unlikely it is that I will stick to them. So I decided to do a little something for the planet, the wallet and help improve my sewing skills. I thought a two month resolution would realistic, so here it is.

To celebrate both these momentous occasions I have decided to take the Wardrode Refashion Pledge!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a successful refashion

Well kind of anyway. This is my first refashion for the year. It began as a merino skivvy top which I picked up from the local salvation army shop for $6.

And ended up as two pairs of baby pants. The left pair turned out rather well, but the pair of the right might still need a bit more work. I think I will shorten the legs, because I really can't imagine Tessa will grow that tall before next winter hehe.
A pretty good result that used most of the top to create two warm pairs of pants for $6.

Monday, December 28, 2009

oh no

We are mobile. Just in the last couple of days Tessa has found out how much more fun and interesting life is now that she can get to the other side of the room under her own steam.

She dosen't have a traditional crawl yet, it is more like a catapillar crawl. She gets up on all fours stretches and slumps forward and repeats.

She hung out with me in the kitchen while I cooked dinner, now the pantry door stays shut and the cats are fed outside. Much to their irritation. Tessa really enjoyed talking to her reflection on the oven door, good thing I wasn't using it. I think a safety gate will be an excellent idea for next time.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Paper Bag

The simplest things can be the best sort of baby toys. Much better than the plastic rubbish that society trys to push at parents. Tessa was throughly entertained the other day by this paper bag.

It was great for shaking.

And even better for chewing.

Also pretty good for wacking.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

a spot of fishing

A couple weekends ago we had our first BBQ down at the Bach for the summer, it was lovely. A very hot day and I really savoured a beer it was really good.

Anyway while we were waiting for the others to get back from kayak fishing, hubby decided to do a bit of fishing of his own. Poor thing got a bit wet and didn't have much luck, he really needed some decent bait.

But Tessa and I enjoyed watching and really appreciated the seabreeze