It’s holiday time, so we’ve headed to Norfolk Island for our annual summer time holiday with my parents. We have been having a relaxing time, finally, which is nice. The children have been going nuts for grandma and granddad – which has been a little trying – but they’re having a good time. We’ve had a lot of rain, but have still managed to spend time at the beach. Elena hurt her knee on a friend’s trampoline, and we have our fingers crossed it’s nothing serious. I’ve been having a lovely social media holiday, too.
Long ago, Alex and I decided to use this fortnight with back-up to transition little Hugo into a bed. In the process we’ve also managed to lose the dummy and bottle habit too. It hasn’t been too tough, but Hugo’s certainly keener than his sister to get out of bed and run around. No surprises there, really.
We had a lovely Christmas day with a ton of good food and four generations of family together.
The children are so fortunate to still have their great-grandma visit, and I’m very thankful for that. I have memories of one of my great-grandmas but they are all fairly scary as she was very aged and a bit senile by the time I came along. I hope our two will have some fond memories to look back on when they’re older.
I managed to sew Christmas outfits for the kids again this year. I started in early December and managed to avoid any midnight sewing. Amazing. I must be growing up. As are our two.
Photo bomb revenge. A hug.
Elena’s dress is a Boo! Designs Grace dress sewn in a Christmas cotton from Spotlight and coordinating homespun from my local fabric store. The flutters are a cotton lace. The pattern was pretty straightforward and easy to follow, and ranges in size from 12M to 6 years. I should get plenty of use out of it.
I sewed a mashup of sizes – 18mth size chest and size 3 length.
Hugo’s shorts are basic KID shorts with boy length. I didn’t add pockets because they would have obscured our view of Santa.
The shorts fabric is from the same range as the fabric used to sew Elena’s dress. The bunting on the two fabrics made it fairly easy to pattern match, so I was pretty happy with that.
Pattern placement and matching is something I’d like to get much better at.
I’ve been sneaking some craft in here and there, knitting full steam ahead on Hugo’s baby vertebrae. I have just started on the second sleeve. Toddlers have such long arms – these sleeves feel like they are taking forever! In other knitting news, I was very spoiled and received a set of Addi interchangeable circulars for Christmas. I have some Madeline Tosh Light in Rose waiting to be cast on. I’m thinking of trying a Magrathea but am slightly intimidated. I am trying to finish the sleeves on this little cardi for Hugo first. Knit, knit, knit.
We hope you are all having a relaxing holiday season – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!