Tuesday, July 31, 2012


With less than two weeks to go till our bub is due, I'm trying to channel the urge to nest to get lots of stock made... And at the same time refining a couple of designs to make a few improvements!

One of the improvements that I'm pleased to announce is that all bibs will now be made with two snap positions to allow for use by younger babies or those with smaller necks! It's just one of those things that has been on my 'to do' list for ages and has finally been actioned.  Hooray for getting things ticked off the list!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Dreamers...

It would be safe to say that Sydney and surrounding areas are saturated with markets at the moment, however, every now and then I come across one that gets me a little bit excited and wanting to be a part of the action.  Apart from Handmade Canberra, would be the gorgeous, handmade Bluebird Market at the Blue Mountains, which I'm really hoping to be a part of one day. 

But coming up really soon is a brand new, 100% handmade, Dreamers Market.  The first market will be held on September 1 at the Riverside Theatres Courtyard in Parramatta, can you tell I'm already looking forward to getting back into the market scene!  Hopefully this baby will co-operate and I can man my stall myself on the day!!  In the lead up to the market the organisers have a stack of great giveaways planned so head over to the Facebook page, like it, check the box to say you'll be at the market and you'll automatically go into the running to score some handmade goodies. What have you got to lose, head over and check it out!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Coming Soon...

So posts here have been few and far between lately, and I'm getting bigger and slower by the hour - or at least that's what it feels like sometimes!  I'm so grateful to have had the Mister home for the school holidays but he is about to head back to work on Monday, *insert sad face*!!  And we don't have very long to go until a whole new person joins our family! My OB sent us off for a growth scan last week and we were so fortunate to get the following sneak peek of our little baby.

How cute is that little face! And how long do those toes look!!  With just four weeks to go until he/she is due it won't be long before we're in the midst of newborn madness, and we can't wait!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Family Celebrations.

The last few weeks have been a tad hectic around here with our big boy turning FIVE!  The celebrations were spread over a week so it made for a busy (but fun) time for the whole family.  He really wanted a dinosaur themed party(ies) and happened to be looking over my shoulder as I looked at some parties on pinterest so was quite specific about what he wanted!  About the only thing I have sewn over the last few weeks was this Dinosaur Hoodie following a tutorial from here...

He loves it so much and the decision to make it at about 9pm the night before his birthday was totally worth it for the amount of wear it's had already!!  We celebrated his actual birthday with our families and the dinosaur theme was carried by the cake, a simple layered mudcake topped with a toy dinosaur... not the prettiest cake I've ever made but so very delicious.  You can find the recipe here!

The 'party' continued with a midweek birthday celebration at preschool followed the next weekend with a dino dominated party with friends!  The cake was based on a Women's Weekly cake but at the last minute we decided to draw our own template as the one in the book looked a bit like a ferocious wallaby rather than a T-rex.  Mr IndigoElephant was a huge help with cake and cookie decorating, a hidden talent that will be utilised at every party from now on!! And the birthday boy decorated the choc crackle volcanos with coloured chocolate lava...  The whole family will be involved in the food prep for our next party which Mr 3.5 is already planning for himself - thankfully not until the end of the year!!

All these birthday celebrations were closely followed by our 10th wedding anniversary - I can't believe how fast those years have gone - and my mum's birthday, by which stage I'd completely run out of baking energy!  Now I need to focus on getting some stock sewn up to tide me over the early weeks with a newborn, who is due in about six weeks.  Yes things have been crazy, but are about to become more so!!