Friday, January 30

Coming Clean

I seem to be putting on a bit of weight around the midriff. Have been for 19 weeks in fact. Due date June 27!

Do please ignore the mess in the background. I have a rotten head cold and it's 37 degrees here. I had a sudden urge to spill the beans (although a few of you already know) and house tidying hasn't been high on my priority list this week.

The cardboard boxes pictured do have a purpose. I want to make this and this. One day.

The dress on the boxes is an op-shop linen blend destined to become small person's dresses. Again, one day.

So, for anyone who wondered why things have been pretty quiet at Black Eyed Susie for a while now you know. I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself because last weekend I suddenly realised I was feeling great, lots of energy and brimming with plans. Next day this cold reared it's head.

On another note completely, if a certain person fiddles with the tension on my overlocker one more time I may have a minor breakdown. You'd think I'd have learnt to check before sewing by now, but no, just spent an unenjoyable 10 minutes unpicking.


Nikki said...

Congratulations!! Welcome to the little bump.

We're looking forward to a cool change here - tomorrow it'll be 35degrees... nice change from 45 for three days! Can I move to your house? 37 sounds heavenly right now.

Alicia said...

Congratulations! And I had to laugh at the overlocker tension comment- my 2 year old likes to fiddle with mine too :)

JasperBoy said...

It's nice to be able to offer my "official" congratulations!!

I look forward to many more updates as your pregnancy progresses.

Sending lots of healthy wishes your way.

Jen in Melbourne

Sarah-Jo said...

congrats :)

rousabout studio said...

He he, little fingers love sewing machines.. and scissors follow.. congratulations on your news. I also agree 37 sounds good, we have 46, and 44 due tomorrow.. Good sewing weather.

Rach said...

Congrats on the baby! I just popped into say hello. I keep coming across your designs and finally visited you. And you are in TAS! I am an ex-Tassie lass but now live in NSW. Its been cooler here, around 28'c. Lovely. Was in Adelaide but got out this week before the insane weather.

Anyway, thought I would say hi.


Sara said...

Congratulations to you! How exciting!

Oh yeah, Bella steals all the essential supplies from the drawer on mine overlock, I go crazy trying to find things!

Best, Sara and Bella

Anonymous said...

wow! congrats darling!! you look amazing!! i will post pictures of millie in her pants soon! she is just now wearing the green wide legged cords with the retro trim! as always, we get compliments wherever we go!

hannah said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful. I like your pants.

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Fer said...

Yay! That's such a lovely bump too.

I LOVE the cardboard furniture! That's so cool.

So glad we finally got our cool change. I hope you cold gets better soon, it's such a bugger when all you can take for it is Panadol!

Cheers :o)

naomi said...

ohhh, thats wonderful news!!! Best kind of news indeed. Chloe will just love having a little brother/sister, best present ever!

Lucys Place said...

How did I miss this post?! Congratulations to you all, you'll be a family of three in no time!

I'm now full term and it does indeed feel like forever. Silly really, but that's what pregnancy does to your mind.

I hope you have a lovely second pregnancy, though it's a bit different when you have a toddler to run around after. Makes it fly if nothing else!

Can you sellotape the tension knobs? Lucky hasn't discovered mine, but she does fiddle around with others on my sewing machine. It's more baffling than irritating though, as it's mostly the speed control she adjusts.

take care!