Author Archives: Ruth

Hugo turns two

Our little one has turned two and I can’t quite believe it! What a year it has been. Hugo has turned from a wobbly baby into determined toddler. He loves anything with wheels – and his chickens, of course. The baby … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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 … Continue reading

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Learning a thing or two

I’ve been learning a few things about broody hens and day old chicks this week. Eileen has resisted all efforts to snap her out of broodiness. Not entirely sure if it was a good idea or not, I purchased her … Continue reading

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A boy and a chook

I woke up yesterday morning with very little voice, a very chesty cough and an overwhelming desire to sleep. The doctor sent me home to rest on the couch, which is exactly what I’ve been doing. And, just because my November … Continue reading

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Cherry season and some pattern testing

It’s cherry time at our place. Our tree keeps on giving and giving. This was tonight’s haul. You can’t really tell from the photograph, but this bowl is a massive caterer’s bowl. I think I’ll be handing out cherries to … Continue reading

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Just when you think things are ordinary…

…sometimes they just get worse! I posted on Monday about my ear infection and the rubbish time we’ve been having. Then, on Monday night Elena, Alex and I all started vomiting. Food poisoning. For once, I was glad Hugo had … Continue reading

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A twirly skirt for a twirly girl

Life has been a bit too much this week. I have a middle ear infection, which has been horrible.  No fun at all. Other complicated stuff has been going on as well. All I can say is that acquired brain injuries … Continue reading

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KCW: first day dress by MADE

I’ve been eyeing MADE’s First Day Dress pattern since Dana first posted about it earlier in the year. I probably (definitely) didn’t need to add another pattern to my collection, but this one is so cute and – in the … Continue reading

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KCW: more shorts for Hugo

Hugo’s wardrobe gained another pair of shorts this morning. I used the Apple Jack by moda fabrics – I think the alphabet fabric is just too cute. Once again, I sewed MADE KID shorts with flat front and pocket variations … Continue reading

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KCW: the one where the hat was too big

I’ve come to the conclusion you can never have too many hats for a child. Now that the weather’s warming up and we’re spending (much) more time at the park, I think we might need a few more for everyone … Continue reading

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