Category Archives: raising children

A new doll

I’ve been holding out on you. I’ve been wanting to share, but also wanting to get everything finished before I did. Last weekend I went to a doll making workshop at our local Steiner school. Unsurprisingly, we made Steiner dolls. … Continue reading

Posted in raising children, steiner doll, waldorf doll | 5 Comments

Then there were three…and maybe four

First, we had Hugo vomiting in the wee hours of Friday morning. I had hoped Elena might escape the bug but it turns out that was a little over-optimistic. She seemed fine until we were driving to her ENT specialist … Continue reading

Posted in raising children, renovations | 12 Comments

Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 4 (an exercise in fatigue and frustration!)

Pretty much as the title suggests, KCW day four was a bit of a non-event here. I had good intentions but got thwarted at every turn – and was just so tired I couldn’t be bothered thinking my way out … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 3….and a very worn out and worried Mamma

I try to stay upbeat here on the blog, but I must say I’ve been finding this parenting gig really tough this week. It’s so dispiriting to feel like you can’t fix things for an unsettled baby and make everything … Continue reading

Posted in baby, clothes for children, Kid's Clothes Week, MADE, raising children, sewing for charity, stash | 10 Comments

Biting the cables bullet

I have a habit of getting into a crafting rut – making the same thing, over and over (case in point – my love of the in threes baby cardigan). Every now and again, I go out on a limb. … Continue reading

Posted in Bendigo Woollen Mills, cables, gifts for babies, knitting, milo, raising children, stash, yarn | 12 Comments

An unintentional break

It has been a long, quiet fortnight here. Alex has been away with work, we’ve had family visiting, Hugo’s had an ear infection which has stuck around – and had teeth numbers three and four arrive. We don’t do things … Continue reading

Posted in baby, breastfeeding, doll clothes, fabric, gifts for babies, quilting, raising children, sewing, stash | 7 Comments

Kicking around and waiting for Spring

We’ve spent the last few days kicking around at home. We spent Thursday with friends which was lovely. Friday was bitterly cold and windy so Elena, Hugo and I spent the day inside catching up on housework, doing a spot … Continue reading

Posted in garden, raising children | 7 Comments