I want to share with you today a cute little outfit that I’ve made for Olivia.The main floral fabric is an Amy Butler design which mum had wrapped a present for me in many years ago … it has been sitting in the drawer, patiently waiting for the perfect project. Finally I knew it would look gorgeous in a cute little dress for Olivia. While choosing the fabrics to use, I wanted to bring in the coral hexagon fabric for the neckline trim to add some depth, but that on its own just wasn’t enough so I tossed around some ideas and decided to add some prairie points along the border too. It was a challenge to get any photo’s of the hat actually on Olivia’s head as she thinks it makes a far better chew toy at this stage… Lets hope once she grows and it fits her a little better she might prefer to wear it on her head?!
These photo’s were taken after camping for three days in a tent (I’m surprised my hair actually doesn’t look too bad!). The light was beautiful and I happened to spot an old shed that was perfect for a backdrop, also I realised it’s been far too long since I had taken any photo’s of my rapidly growing belly!
My wardrobe is extremely limited at the moment, but it’s a great time to play with layers as the weather is getting cooler.
After Christmas my parents came to visit for a few fantastic days. While they were here, Mum, my sister-in-law and I went exploring some new shops in town and discovered this gorgeous fabric and homewares shop, Finders Keepers.
While we were browsing the many beautiful things in the shop I found this pattern by Amy Butler, who is a favourite fabric designer of mine. I just had to bring it and some pretty fabric home to make a ‘maternity’ top while my mum was visiting and able to give me some tips along the way.
I also made a longer dress version out of some linen fabric that I picked up at a garage sale. I love how it turned out with a slight vintage feel.
Over the last couple weeks my belly has grown so much! (I’ve been told that it doesn’t stop from here on either…)
Now that I’m really starting to ‘show’ (and not just look like I’ve eaten too much for lunch) I’m enjoying wearing some of my firmer fitting tops that accentuate the growing bump mixed in with the loose flowy items which have been my primary wardrobe recently.
My husband had a unexpected day off, we celebrated by driving up to Murrurundi to have a late breakfast at a gorgeous cafe. There is a pretty little nursery attached to the cafe and I ended up buying a couple of indoor pot plants to assist with my goal of freshening up the house and to bring some extra life indoors. It was a perfect sunny morning and so nice to be out and about.
I am 15 weeks pregnant – and not much of a bump yet… although I did get my first ‘belly rub’ from a friend while out to dinner last night!
I’ve enjoyed reading snippets of what the baby’s doing and how big it is. This week it is about the size of an orange! 11cm long from crown to rump.