Saturday, March 26, 2011

Top turned Dress

Here is a top I made for Imogen out of the Ottobre Magazine turned out a bit bigger than I thought it would be.So I made a pair of matching nappy pants with ruffles on the bum(of course) and turned it into a dress. But havn't got photos of her in the as well nappy pants as well. Fabric is from the November books by Kokka.

These photos are taken with my new camera a Panasonic Lumix in blue. I have to get used to it yet and am still learning how to use all the settings but am loving it so far it is a nice point and shoot.

On another note I am without sewing machine this week and am very surprised at how lost I feel without out it I won't get it back for another week yet. I don't know what I am going to do without it I know why I have taken so long to nother to get it serviced. The bonus is that when I get it back it shall be as good as new so I can't wait.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

9 Months

I know I missed 8 mths but it unbelievable how fast time is going and how quickly my baby is growing. Somewhere in between 8 and 9 mths you started to stand by yourself with holding on to anything. Now at 9 mths you have started to take your first steps so far one and a bit but still you are getting their very quickly.

You have developed so much more personality and love to play with your big sister even though sometimes she can be quite cruel to you. You have started talking with bub first followed by mum and just lately you have added a dad here and there.

You are sleeping through the night which is fantastic for mumma as she needs the extra sleep. So life with you and your big sister is great .

Matilda's Quilt

I have been very slack on the blogging as of lately (promise I will try harder). There has been lots going on here at home between crafting and normal day to day activities. I have a lot of things I have made lately that I want to blog about so I thought I would start with my first quilt.

It is made from the Birdie collection by me and my sisters. I am happy with how it turned out and my girl loves it to. She has to take it every were we go.

So I went to add this post a while ago but then my camera started playing up so I left it and have just got it working again so finally here is the quilt.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Flood Relief Appeal

I'm glad to announce that I had a winner for my auction and raised $35 for the Qld flood relief appeal. 

As a blogging community we have all manage to make a huge amount of


yes you read right nearly $100,000

and I am so proud to of been able to be support all of those affected by the floods.

So thankyou to those who placed a bid on my auction and all the others that went on.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The week that was!!!

This past week started of as a normal week we went to library and did all the housework. We had lots of crafting going on from finishing hats for myself and a friend to finally finishing Matilda's quilt (will do another post on that). Imogen started to talk her first word is bub daddy was so hoping for dad and mumma is just glad it wasn't dad again.

We then finished the week by flying to Brisbane to say good bye to my best friend and her hubby as the are off to London for 1 yr (so going to miss them even though we don't see each other all the time). So we took Imogen on her first plane ride which she loved. Her big sister on the other hand was not quite as well behaved.

Imogen enjoying her first plane ride.

My girls on the plane.
We then spent the weekend bbqing, swimming at one of the water parks, ten pin bowling and just catching up with everyone. Immy stood up for a seconds by herself not holding on to anything I am not ready for her to start walking but I don't think it will to far away.

Matilda enjoying the water park slide.

Daddy took Tilda on the big slide she did not enjoy it and daddy ended up with a small injury.

Me and my baby swimming at the water park.

She was so tired from all the swimming slept for the rest of the afternoon.

Immy and aunty Meg at the bowling alley.

Uncle Pete and Aunty Meg helping Tilda bowl.

Aunty Meg helping Tilda bowl.

Matilda and daddy having a go on the racing cars.

Imogen sleeping again.

We then jumped back on the plane sunday arvo to head home. Immy spent the flight home sleeping and Matilda was a lot better behaved. We had a great weekend and cant believe it will be at least a whole year till we see them again. Well at least time goes by quick and there is always skype.

Immy asleep on the floor at Jill and Charles place.

P.S remember to place your bid on my auction and all the others going on as bidding finishes at 9pm tonight. So dig deep and bid big.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Flood Relief Auction #1

For My first Auction
I will be auctioning of this Toy Bag/Playmat

It is great to store blocks, cars or any other toys. Lays out flat on the floor for the kids to play on then put all the toys in the middle and pull the ribbon and it folds into a bag to store all of the toys. The bag can be hung up also great to take with you when going out or away on holidays.

It is made of 1 layer of printed cotton and 1 layer of cotton drill to give it more durability. It measures 35" or 90cms in diameter.

(Edit to add: winner will be able to choose a toy bag from the Available folder on my facebook page Maddy Moo Handmade
How this auction works:
1.  Bidding will start at $15 (Australian).
2.  You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address.  Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.  
3.  Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.
4.  This auction is open to everyone, however postage will be charged for International addresses.  Postage is FREE for Australian residents.
5.  The auction begins NOW and will END at 9pm on Monday 24th January 2011.
6.  At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address).  The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email.  Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your toy bag to you.
7.  Thankyou for participating and happy bidding!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The week that was!!!

This week we had quite a busy week with lots of visitors, a birthday party and a little bit of crafting getting done.

We started our week with Caitlin coming out to stay with us for 3 nights. The girls loved having her here especially Matilda as she played playdough and painted toe nails together. I enjoyed having some one to talk to and help with the girls. She said she might be back next week we can only hope(hint hint if she reads this).

Then on Friday we decided to go into town to do a bit of shopping got a few things including a new sewing chair for my sewing table yay. Had to get a new one and Nick and Tilda played around with it and it wouldn't stay up anymore. It was a bargain to at under $30 from bigW and its pink.

Then we had a 1st birthday party on Friday afternoon so got home just in time to go. It was Immy's first invite to a friends party. She had a great time crawling around with the other little ones. She even had a go on the slip and slide with the bigger kids.

We had a visit from Poppy (my dad) and Gayle this weekend. It was the first time Gayle had seen Imogen and we hadn't seen dad since Matilda birthday in September. They were amazed at how big Immy has gotten and all the things she is doing. It was only a quick visit but it was lovely to see them and spend time with them.

Well that was our busy week I wonder what next week will bring.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

7 Months

My baby girl Imogen Joy we have reached the 7 mth mark already it makes me sad to think that we are over half way to your birthday. I know it is always said that it goes to fast and they grow up to quick but I just don't know were the time has gone. It feels like only yesterday that I was hoping and praying that you would get out of me as I was over the pain of being pregnant and wanted you to be here.

In these past 7 mths you have learnt so much and you have learnt it all to quick for your mumma. I was hoping you would stay little for a bit longer but you have had other ideas. You have learnt how to crawl, stand and walk around the furniture. You enjoy follow your big sister down the hallway to play in her room. Matilda calls "baby sister come on in my room to play" and you race down the hall after her.

Your favourite thing at the moment is to blow raspberries at everyone or to see how loudly you can squeal, mumma is expecting your next thing will be talking. You have two bottom teeth and you are eating some solids but mainly just fruit as you are not a fan of veggies at this stage. You constantly try to steal your sisters food when she is in reach and usually you are quick enough to get it.

We have been doing some self settling with you and it is amazing how quickly you have picked it up and are putting yourself to sleep most of the time. Which is great for mumma and daddy as you have gone back to sleeping all night again.

So to my beautiful Imogen Joy take your time you don't  need to learn everything at once and you don't need to catch up with your sister. Mumma is so happy to have you as my baby.

Cheeky Thing crawling down the Hallway.

Standing up and walking with her pram and baby.

Immy decided she was going swimming like the big kids.

Mmm yum leaves and a bit of dirt lucky your so cute.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Qld Flood Appeal Auction

These last couple of weeks here in Qld have been devasting for a lot of people. We have been very lucky that no one in our family has been injured or lost there homes.

After seeing the photos of the flood here in Qld I thought I need to do something to help but what. My husband has put his hand up to go down as a volunteer with work so he can lend a hand.

Me on the other hand cant go with two small children so I saw the post by Toni at Make it Perfect about a flood appeal auction and  I thought that I can do. So I am going to auction of some items from my facebook store here on my blog starting on friday.

So spread the word and head over to Make it Perfect and grab a button for your site and show your support. Lets see how much we can raise for the Flood Appeal. If you have a blog or facebook business I hope you are able to join in and auction something off as every little bit helps.

My thoughts go out for those in the affected areas and hope that those in Brisbane today stay safe as the water keeps rising. We are so grateful for the fact that our family anf friends are okay so far.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January Cleaning Month

I thought I would join Clean Mama in her challenge for january - cleaning month. So I am a week behind so am going to catch up and start the year with a deep cleaned house(which it is badly in need of).

Pop over and check out Becky from Clean Mama she has heaps of great organisation ideas from around the home. As well as great recipes and cleaning tips made her 30min pizza the other night it was great and so quick.

So we shall see how I go cant wait to get started.(the one time I get excited about cleaning)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year - New Resolutions

So I was thinking the other day that I don't normally have resolutions and the past years that I have I don't think I have kept them so this year will hopefully be a first.

It shall be a year full of many firsts so I thought I should make some resolutions and stick to them. I figured if I wrote them down then I will have to stick to them right well lets see how I go.

1. Teach my baby girl to self settle as mumma cant keep rocking her to sleep in her arms.
2. Start a blog
3. Expand my little business to an online store like etsy or made it.

There are probably other things I would like to do like lose that baby weight and keep the house a bit tidier, do more craft with Matilda. But I thought I would start with a few things and try to keep to them.

So these are my resolutions and here is to a New Year and lots of firsts.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas 2010

Here is a recap of our xmas we had it here at our place with most of the family coming to stay over the weekend. But it turned out to be a very wet xmas with family coming when they could make it and some not being able to get here. On the bright side we had xmas morning twice which Matilda loved and had a lovely xmas dinner on boxing day with Mum, David and Shannon. So it was a wet but wonderful 1st xmas for Imogen.

The girls xmas morning.

Immy opening pressies.
Was going to add a few more pics but blogger wont let me. Turns out we had a great xmas one to remember for years.