Sunday, June 27, 2010

Make It Perfect Downtown Boy Jacket



Fully reversible boy's jacket, size three. Made using cotton quilting fabric outer and inner with a layer of cotton wading (instead of the recommended pellon) in between. Pattern is the Downtown Boy Jacket with fabric purchased from Sewco. Kaiden, although not really wanting to pose properly for the camera today, loves the jacket, especially the hood. The jacket is very thick and warm (perhaps too much for our Brissie weather!) and has a bit of room to grow into so hopefully will be worn next winter as well before handing down to Jordan. I don't know whether I'd be bothered making it fully reversible (ie sew pockets on the inner layer) next time.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

11 months


mmmm chocolate mousse!
And where did the last couple of months go? The last few have just flown by with 10 months seeing Jordan reach a few milestones including:
* second lot of two top teeth coming through
* clapping
* pointing
* waving

Now at 11 months he is looking more and more like a little boy.

* He loves to stand and uses EVERYTHING as a standing post, and especially loves using your leg if you stand still for more than 30 seconds.

* Is now in size one clothes. He can no longer squeeze into 0's. They are too short in the arms and legs.

* Is very determined..the tanties are starting already if he doesn't get his own way

* Still loves his big brother. Kaiden still calls him "his baby" or "baby Jordan". They just adore each other and love making each other laugh.

* Knows what food he likes. If you are eating something he thinks would be better (like chocolate mousse) he throws his food away and looks for some of yours.

* Is very clingy (or should that be cuddly?), more than what Kaiden ever was. He loves to be picked up and held.

* Is a fidget and can't sit still for a second.

* Hates being in his cot and stands up in their yelling and jumping up and down to be taken out.

* Is starting to have one, longer nap in the afternoon.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I must be crazy...

for going camping in winter. But the boys (Brett, Kaiden, Jordan and Harry) had a ball, and to be honest, I had a good time too although I do prefer the warmer weather.

We used a playpen for camping only - handy when setting up/pulling down or when you need to keep a little one in safe place. Except this one tried to break out...



Kaiden and his buddy Luke played together all weekend, and even then we came home he asked if he could go over to his place.



Our camp set up...


And mega baby cuteness..pity the hat didn't stay on for more than five seconds.




We went to Brooloo Park which is a cattle property near Kenilworth.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another cabled tie topper


I finished off another Cabled Tie Topper the other week and it is now winging its way to a new destination where the weather is warming up and the days are nicer for walks outside. Sorry no modelling shot...it wouldn't fit on Jordan's large head which is OK because it is going to be gifted to a much younger little boy. I hope his Mummy likes it!