Author Archives: Ruth

KCW: KID shorts for Hugo

Hugo has a few loves in life: dogs, cars, buses, stars and balls. It’s a given, then, that when I was rifling through my fabric and stumbled across this Spot material I couldn’t pass it up. I was given this … Continue reading

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KCW: Serendipity shorts

These shorts are the result of a very slight re-working of the Sewlosophy Pattern Co. Serendipity Capris pattern (I have written about this pattern here and here). In fact, I used the same pattern pieces I cut out for my weekend sewing. … Continue reading

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KCW: A dress up crown

Elena had a dress up day at child care today. That we remembered yesterday afternoon. Whoops. Attentive parenting all the way. Thankfully, (I never thought I’d say this) Elena’s really into pink fairies at the moment so an acceptable costume … Continue reading


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Pink pink pink capris

I’ve been thinking Elena could do with some 3/4 length pants for spring/autumn – and then I came across this pink chino drill at my local fabric shop. I knew it would make my girl’s day. Elena’s always reminding me that … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

Things have been going full steam ahead here – lots of doing but not much blogging. We’ve been getting stuck into the garden now that the warm weather has arrived. Despite my neglect we have flowers peeping out of the ground, … Continue reading

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fruit & nut bliss balls {gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free}

I think I’ve mentioned before that we’re still trying to sort out the mystery of Hugo’s tummy. It’s been a windy road so far. We started with Hugo only sleeping in 45 minute cycles by four months and ended up with a short … Continue reading

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The week that went missing

Well, we all got sick. Come Monday morning, it became clear that I also had Hugo’s virus. Elena came home early from child care with a fever – and Alex wasn’t feeling so great either. We ended up incapacitated for most … Continue reading

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Sick baby, mama anxiety and dino tails: our weekend

It feels like we’ve had such a long weekend. Poor Hugo’s been very unwell. Our GP assured me it was a virus, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the poor mite has proper influenza (generally miserable, fevers, vomiting, rigours, runny nose, … Continue reading

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Speed knitting

A gorgeous girl turned one this week. She lives in Tasmania so I don’t see her and her mother, my friend, much at all. Imagine my surprise when I got a text earlier in the week that her mum would … Continue reading

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A new door for the chicken run

A few weeks ago I came home from work to find Eileen and Alice clucking around the backyard, looking confused. I was confused too. I was the first one home and they had definitely been locked in when I left. … Continue reading

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