Saturday, April 17, 2010

Silly Snake

This one is a huge HIT. I'm already on a promise to make another one as a birthday present for K later this year as this snake is earmarked for another little boy. Using another Funky Friends pattern, this guy was made using scraps of fleece (although I didn't have much in my fabric stash so I had to buy some little pieces especially) and was so easy to sew! Took alot of stuffing though....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jordan, eight months

Eight months, here already. Soon my baby won't be a baby, he'll be a little boy. He already has the personality - he is cheeky, happy and loves exploring. He also:
*Shakes his head
*Pulls himself up, loves trying to stand
*Hates us leaving him, even for a second
*Two teeth, bottom center (one came in at 7 1/2 months, two top teeth about to come through)
*Sometimes frequently-waking at night, probably related to the teeth
*Especially loves playing with his big brother in the bath
*Never sits still or stays still in your arms - he is a bundle of energy
*Still fits into 0s but is fast growing out of some of them, length-wise and some are getting to tight to get over his head (see below!)

Weight: 8.630g (50th percentile)
Length: 74cm (95th percentile)
Head circumference: 46cm (95th percentile)

We recently bought his 'hippy beads' - a necklace of amber beads which are to help with teething.

Kaiden still adores his little brother. He has a great imagination whether he is hunting dragons or finding monsters. He loves to sing and occasionally dance. With his new Tonka computer game he is great at using the mouse and then printing out certificates to colour-in (which he also loves to do). My favourite moment is always when he says "Mummy, I love you very much".

PS It is very difficult to take nice photos of a baby at eight-months.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Milo vest - conquering cables!

I finished this little Milo vest for Kaiden using Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in Blaze. Unlike my previous Milo, I did the cabling which I found to be not as difficult as I thought it would be. I love the colour; it reminds me of cherry ripes.