Monday, 28 April 2008

Elliotts better!

Hurray Elliott's much better and I'm glad to say back to his usual self. We did have a set back last week he had another infection but with the antibiotics he's been taking it seems to have sorted that out. Thankyou for all your messages wishing him better. Grandma wanted to treat him so off we went to measure him up for his first pair of shoes! Here he is in the shoe shop in his new cute brown leather shoes! Thanks mum!

It seems like the end of an era seeing him walking although it's wonderful seeing him toddling around its also tinged with sadness. To me he's still my baby but I know that in six months time he will be a little boy and will of lost all his babyness. He is my last baby you see (we haven't the space,money or patience for any more!) and I'm trying to treasure all those baby moments. Emily is three and although it was only two years ago her baby days seem like a faded memory. I know I have so much to look forward to with them both on life's journey but sometimes I just wish I could bottle up those special moments so that I could come back to them whenever I wished!

Also thankyou to Sarah at Pink- Petal- Designs who sent me this lovely wrapped parcel I was the lucky winner of her giveaway. I won this....................

..............some lovely knitted mini bunting!

Sarah suggested some knitted flowers in between the flags but slight problem I can't knit, but she did suggest some letters to form a word. I enjoy applique so I'm going to applique the word 'home' on it.

It's a nice small project the smaller the better these days should just about manage that!

Honestly I've been having second thoughts about calling my blog Miss Sew n Sew when theres so many sewing blogs out there full of projects and mines looking rather bare on the sewing front. But I really like the name so I think I'm going to keep it and sew n sew is a good description of me as I can be one quite alot as Steven would tell you!

I love bunting in all shapes colours and forms but this mini knitted bunting will look just great in my hall when I've finished it. Sarah sells lot's of other nice pretty things that she makes in her shop her blog is in my favourites.

Have a good week bloggers!


Saturday, 19 April 2008

Not a nice week

It's been a hectic week here last week and one that I was glad to see the back of. Our baby boy Elliott had an operation last Tuesday I don't want to go into to much detail on here as to what he's had done but it was a general procedure and nothing serious. We've known he had to have an operation since his 6wk check when he was born. He came home the same day and was bright as a button the nurses told me not to let him walk as he had a caudal block and it would take around 6 hrs to get all feeling back from the waist down. Try telling that to a 15mth boy! Well there was no stopping him he was off so me and my mum spent all afternoon doubled up following him round holding the back of his pjs to make sure he didn't fall and do himself an injury!

The next few days he went down hill and has been quite poorly with a fever and been quite weak. He's also had an infection on his wound so is on antibiotics which should sort that out. It is awful to see him distressed and at times all we could do is offer him lots of love and cuddles. We've done a lot of hugs on the sofa and cbeebies watching as he's not wanted to be put down. Above you can see he's thinking move out the way mummy I'm trying to watch the tv!! Emily' been really good seen as her brothers been getting all the attention she's really growing up and it touches me to think how she has this lovely bond with her brother and really cares about him. Hopefully this week he will be much better and things can start to get back to normal around here.

Last weekend I found this shelf unit in a Charity shop it was natural pine I've deleted the before shot off my camera silly me. So here's the after. I've painted it white and lined the back with some ck blue and white polka dot wrapping paper. It goes well in my bathroom trying to do a beach hut type theme in here. I did a makeover on the bathroom last year. When we moved in the walls and window frame were dark green with dark green carpet we couldn't live with it so it had to go! We ripped up the carpet and painted the floorboards white and the walls cream. The good thing about the bathroom was the panelling which we painted blue. The previous owner was a joiner and made this lovely panelling and the window in keeping with the style of the rest of the house.

I couldn't resist this little boat by East Of India when I saw it. Amazingly it has my daughters name printed on it!

No sewing has got done but here's a sneaky peek at what I've been up to and will post pictures of what they are when their finished.

Below is our magnolia tree in our garden it's a picture at this time of year this was taken a few weeks ago it's not looking so good now as it's taken a battering from the rain we've had.

Going to have a nice cuppa now and try to read my country living magazine which lasts all of about 20 seconds before Emily pulls it off me and says let me look Mummy!x

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

I love a bargain

Here's the new addition to our dining room I can't tell you how excited I was with my new find! After a trip to the dentist last week whilst waiting for my lift from my lovely dad (I don't drive, having lessons soon). I had a nose in a shop I don't normally frequent in. It usually has really tacky stuff in there, it's a catalogue discount store. In the window was this farmhouse chest from The Cotswolds Company I rushed in and couldn't believe the price £45!!!!! I paid for it right away dad kindly managed to squeeze it in the back of the car and hubbie came home to find a new piece of furniture in the house! I think he thinks I'm mad of late he keeps coming home to find new things appearing in the house I knew he would like it though. Had a look on thw website it sells at £260 yippee what a bargain have no idea why it was so cheap we already have the matching tv unit in the through room so it goes really well.
The knob still hasn't turned up for my radio at least it still works. Going to ring Roberts for a replacement. Been doing a bit of sewing last week so will post some pics of that soon also got a few other finds to show you. The ladies in the charity shops will know me by name soon!