Skip to main content

Happy New Year

What a year it was. Ups and downs that's for sure.
I like happy endings and that's what we had.

Mr Trouble turned 3 and we had cake on New Years Day.

Miss 4 had an accident with her cousins fire sparkle stick and burnt the side of her eye on Christmas Day. Luckily after some ice, paw paw cream and then vitamin E cream it has healed up nicely and the scab has fallen off leaving just the pink scar which I hope will fade in time.
Nothing makes you feel like the worst parent when your child has an accident that could have been avoided. You've been there, right?

We celebrated Mr 3's Birth Day by going to the beach for the first time since having our first baby. Hubby stayed in the shade while I played in the water with the kids and had a helping hand with a nephew. It was a perfect day and it really made my whole year.
Miss J really enjoyed the water too and kept screaming each time it came up around her waist.
It was funny and cute.

I made these pyjama shorts for him today using a very big mens shirt that I knew hubby would never wear. He wouldn't let me take a photo so this is the best you're getting for now.
I used the sides of the shirt as the side leg seams and sewed the two pieces together to form shorts. I also used the bottom of the shirt as the bottom of the legs. I am quite happy the way they turned out and will see if I can make some more for him to wear at home.
Happy New Year everyone. I am off to put him to sleep so I can rest too.
I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to some new projects this year, especially with a little one due in June!


  1. hey your little ones are so cute! you're really lucky. take care! loved your blog.


Post a Comment

Thanks for spending time to make a comment. I will try to respond but I'm very sorry if I do not. XOX

Popular posts from this blog

Invisible zipper foot - Birch

I thought I might shed some light on the invisible zipper foot. I bought a Birch model from Spotlight and it came in a little plastic bag with four blue shanks and a rolling foot.

First I removed the standard foot from my Janome sewing machine (Sewist 521). I realised I still needed to remove the shank, which is the part that is screwed on, and holds the interchangeable feet. So with one hand holding the screwdriver and one hand holding my daughter, who just had to watch, it popped out disappeared somewhere. NO! I was about to kick myself but luckily I found it in the basket underneath my table. Phew.

The Birch invisible zipper foot comes with one shank already in place so you know how it's suppose to fit. You have to select the correct shank that fits your machine and slide it onto the foot piece.

I just tried each blue part on my machine and made sure it was wide enough to cover the metal leg bit and that I could fit the screw in it's side. Once you find the correct shank slide…

The cutest labels - Hippo Blue

This is my youngest daughter Jacquie. Jacquie is 3, turning 4 very soon and goes to day care once a week. She also has speech therapy once a week and bad mummy packs her food in plastic bags and old lunch boxes and scribbles her name on paper labels. 
Jacquie is very happy today because she's sporting a brand new lunch box which has her name imprinted on it and it was made by Hippo Blue. Jacquie is in dire need of special name labels and that is where Hippo Blue saved my day and made everything look pretty. Hippo Blue made up a batch of their Vinyl Label Variety pack and I could not be more pleased. I've had other labels before and these ones are quite impressive. Why? well because there's a lot more variety. I like how there are different sizes so I can plaster her name on all her pieces she needs for day care and school.
Did you see those cute footprint stickers? They're shoe stickers. How cool! We also recieved round dots and new square ones which I've never se…

Cooking under pressure

The other day I saw a huge stack of Bellini multifunction cookers in front of Target. Of course the black and sleek packaging and design caught my eye and I stood there having a look at what they were selling. It was an all in one pressure, rice, porridge, cake, steam and slow cooker. It was half price so I really couldn't resist. I plonked it in front of the pram and the toddler walked.
I tried it with rice yesterday and it was fine but wasn't happy about how loud it was as it let out the steam and it spurted rice water over the lid so it doesn't win any gongs in that department. However, I made 15min soy chicken for lunch today so I was really pleased with that. In fact, I don't know how I lived without a pressure cooker for so long! I use to cringe about how it would take me 30mins at least to make a meal and now I can go from frozen to the table in about 25mins. How awesome!
I made this soy chicken using 8 drumsticks, 1/2 cup soy, 1 cup of vegetable stock and set …