I hope you have been enjoying your holidays. Christmas and New Year have been both wonderful and stressful for me. I loved celebrating Christmas with family, spending our days lazing around the pool and at the beach, playing games, hiking, visiting Taronga Zoo, talking and laughing together.
But in amongst all the celebrations there's been packing, cleaning and teary goodbyes as we moved house. Not fun... but made bearable by all of my amazing family (on both Todd's and my side) who put in long hours to help.
It's exhasting work, especially when you're 6 months pregnant. I haven't had the time or energy to tell you about some of the little Christmas presents I made, or to celebrate my 1 year blogging anniversary on Christmas Eve, or to do a 2010 wrap up, but I feel like I'm starting to emerge from the boxes and can share a bit with you again.
I snuck in a visit to Hettie's Patch yesterday. Every time I visit this store I seem to find something amazing and this time was no exception. I could hardly believe my eyes! I've been wanting to get my hands on Aneela's Sherbet Pips ever since I first saw it. Apparently its not out until April!
I also picked up these super soft fabrics to make some wraps and bibs for the baby.
I was very excited to receive this fabric from Saffron - her brand new Beetle Bugs range as well as some fabric to make softies. Its just too cruel to have all of this beautiful fabric with no time to sew, but hopefully that will change soon. I have a pattern in mind for these beetley bugs.
Maybe I can sneak in stitching together a couple of softies today while no one is looking.
I bought this fabric just before the move - some of Alexander Henry's June Bug in Tea colourway (available here)...
And my new sister in law, Freja, went all the way to Prints Charming to find this gorgeous little baby mobile kit for me for Christmas.
And last, but by no means least, an online friend, Bec, found these (out of print) Heather Ross spots and stripes fabrics which coordinate with the other Lightening Bug fabrics I have, and generously shared her fabulous find with me. Thanks Bec!
I have lots more to share with you, and am looking forward to reading of your news as I catch up on my blog reading. Hopefully it wont be so long between posts next time.