Tuesday 29 May 2012

I love reading blogs.  Lately I've been browsing around "vanity" blogs, I guess you could call them, that focus on clothes, makeup, general lifestyle for the twenty-something girl (which I think is easy to forget I still am!)  I won't be that kind of blogger really, I'm far too invested in saving for a "forever home" deposit than buying jewellery from Tiffanys (although sometimes I like to look).

I can't say I've ever looked back at the "carefree" life of having no kids and thought I'd be better off, but it does mean the difference between partying every weekend and sitting in watching your child wandering around in circles with Playmobil Noah (from the ark) hanging out of her mouth (true story).  I wouldn't give it up for the world but it's interesting how different the two kinds of blogs would be.  "Vanity" blogs and "mommy" blogs.

I must admit I like the appeal of the vanity blog - it makes the writer seem so, for lack of a better word, cool.  I never wanted to be the mommy blogger who writes an entire post about baby blankets.  I don't know where I'm going here.  I'd like to be more honest and open in my blog - I'm really aware of a kind of face I put on when I'm blogging that's full of exclamation marks and upbeatness that really doesn't come naturally to me!  Oops there's one again.

Anyway, here's my bump at 31 weeks.  Not long to go now, or at least I keep telling everyone.

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Well, it's a gorgeous day, the weather has been perfect for the past two days.  I'm going to be resting up for a little while though - I'm now 30 weeks pregnant and feeling the strain from walking too much!  I'll be finishing up the last of the tile pendants I've been working on.  I've been stashing glass tiles for a while now so have a fair few to play with after deciding to de-stash a little bit.  I'm hoping to get together a nice resin kit and start learning to use that - very excited about the endless possibilities!

Wednesday 9 May 2012

So I finally took the plunge and had a go at using my husband's scary looking DSLR!  I still don't understand the vast majority of the features or how to get the best photos so I'm mostly pointing, clicking, adjusting til I get what I want!

You can check out my daily photo diary here at Blipfoto where hopefully you'll see me getting better day by day!

Thursday 3 May 2012

I'm on a roll!  I was rummaging around in my box of fabrics and found an old pattern I'd not got round to using.  I'd found it online years ago and printed it off and forgot about it.  I can't even remember where I found it, if anyone knows please let me know!  I whipped him up in half an hour yesterday - he's felt hand-stitched with embroidery floss and finished with two glass pearls for eyes.

Edit:  Thanks to Jessica (see comments) for the info - the pattern can be found here

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Well, here he is!  Here's to happiness, and doing things right :)


Pattern can be found here

Tuesday 1 May 2012

The simple things in life are mostly the best.  I sometimes want to sell everything I own and have an empty space to sit in.  I'd have to blog by carrier pigeon or something though wouldn't I?

I'm trying my best to streamline life and make things run as smoothly as possible so I can focus on the right things.  It's funny how you can feel so stretched from one place to another though.  I've got a little project in the pipeline, something little just for me.  I'm going to make an amigurumi apple (with no pattern - arg!) with a little happy face to remind me to keep on track with doing my best at everything I do :)