Category Archives: baby


I have finished Hugo’s wrap. Finally! In the end, the actual sewing didn’t end up being too traumatic. It’s fairly wonky in parts but at least I can count it as a successful learning experience. For a start, I’ll work … Continue reading

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Gummy smiles

Is there anything sweeter than a new baby’s first smiles? Hugo has been smiling for a week or so, but these are the first smiles I’ve managed to catch with my camera. Predictably for a newborn, his most smiley hour … Continue reading

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A first birthday gift

I believe there’s a certain magic in a carefully selected, lovingly hand made gift – as long as it’s appropriate and well made. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but if I did this year’s would be to make as … Continue reading

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Hugo’s baby vertebrae

Somehow, I’m not sure how, I’ve managed to finish Hugo’s cotton Baby Vertebrae. It’s a very straightforward pattern knited top down on circular needles. This one is knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mill’s 8 ply cotton (latte and French navy colourways) … Continue reading

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Sleep? Totally optional.

Sleep is for weaklings, right? That’s what I’ve been telling myself. Evidently, so has Hugo. Our little boy has just cracked the one month mark and decided he no can no longer sleep during the day. This has nicely coincided … Continue reading

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Operation Leave the House

Today is Alex’s first day back at work after Hugo’s birth. Translation: A Very Sad Day. I’ve been dreading this day – it means our lovely, slow family time has screeched to a halt and reality begins again. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Easy baby cardigan

These Deramores buttons are coming in handy! I’ve managed to finish off another cardigan which was hanging out in the bottom of my knitting bag. This was one of my girl baby knits. Obviously, it’s not really a colour for … Continue reading

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