Thursday, August 25, 2011

Homemade week

I really have had a lot of time on my hands over the last few weeks...and I haven't found sitting around waiting to have a baby the easiest thing to do - I'm probably not the most patient person by nature, and I really don't like feeling lazy. So I've tried to be productive and get super prepared around the house, cleaning, cooking, making...I think it's the calm before the storm.

This week I made a new heat pack (made from an old shirt of Jamie's & some recycled calico) - in an attempt to relieve my sore shoulders...and I've been told they are a great help during labour. I will let you know if that's true later on.
I also made a refillable plastic bag holder for the baby room (also made from some recycled fabric) - for dirty nappies and the like. I'm not totally sure if this will be the most practical context for it, but if it doesn't get used here there is always a need for one in the kitchen.
And some recycled cards and envelopes (made from an old children's picture book). September is coming up quickly, and it seems that half of my husband's family are born in it. I always struggle with buying people gifts - so at least the card choosing/making part of it is already out of the way.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

knitted things

The first two jumpers were knitted by Jamie's Grandma Merle. They are just gorgeous! And the third Batman outfit was found on Etsy by a friend - the beanie even has little eye holes like a real mask! I cant wait to play dress ups! Only four weeks to wait now!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Week 33

Week 33_Kirsty

Week 32

It's week 32 already! Time is flying by so quickly! Recent developments include my semi-protruding tummy button which I'm very excited about. I've always had such a deep boring tummy button hole - and have always dreamt of have one that poked out. Batman is making all my dreams come true!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

a lovely new toy

This was Jamie's gift to me for our 4th wedding anniversary. He sneakily picked it up in Melbourne last month when we were there on holidays. I remember playing with one of these that my mum had when I was younger, I think it might have even been her dads. Either way, I always felt so royal when I used it, although now I don't have to rifle through mums desk in secret to use one, I have my very own. Now to write and post some royal letters!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

four wonderful years

Today, the 16th of June 2011, my darling Jamie and I have been married for four wonderful years! How blessed we are, and how wonderful life is.

Wedding Video - Jamie & Kirsty from Kirsty Smith-Cottrell on Vimeo.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Batman’s Baby Room

Batman is now 29 weeks old, and his/her baby room is beginning to take shape. I want to keep it simple and obviously gender neutral for now. There are still a few bits and pieces that we need to get before his/her arrival, but we really are trying not to go over the top. There is so much advertising that says you NEED this, and NEED that, however I’m sure you could make do without most of it.
This was my first mother’s day gift from Jamie, it’s Batman’s first real toy named “Baby Monkey” after this silly video we saw a while ago.


It’s definitely winter here in Brisbane, and we’re making the most of it! We’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in our house – no air pump heaters for us. The fireplace is probably a lot more effort, cutting wood, finding enough twigs and newspaper, making it and monitoring it, but when the house is warm and you can smell that yummy timber burning smell, its all worth it!