Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wow, where do I start??

It has been a long time since I have put any work into my blog, but I am going to try and make the commitment to change that. I feel like this is a big time of change in my life and I am really ready to embrace all those things that I have been holding back on because of life getting in the way. I feel like I am starting afresh and that I am about to begin a time where things are more about me, rather than everyone else, and that I am going to re-connect with my identity and find out who I really am and what I want to do to enjoy the world that I have created to the absolute best of my abilities. The catalyst for this renewed energy is I just had my fourth child, a beautiful baby girl - Willow Evie, and it is safe to say that she will be the final addition to our lovely little family. So I feel like a chapter is closing - no more being pregnant! I worked out that since December 2004 ( 68 months) I have been either pregnant or breast-feeding for 58 of those months!!!!! So as you can imagine I am more than ready to be Megan again rather than the incubator or the milk bar. (obviously the milk bar title will still apply for a while longer yet). I am looking forward to losing weight, getting fit, getting up earlier and going to bed earlier, developing my business further, re-connecting with my husband again - just to have a conversation about something other than the kids would be fabulous, maybe starting a course in textile design, finding my sense of style again, making time for myself, getting organised, planning for today, tomorrow and the future. So a lot of change, I will let you know how it goes. I am under no misconceptions that this will not happen overnight but as long as I can start to get things moving in the right direction I will be happy.

So what has been going on over the last months????

Some swaps I have participated in:
The Pincushion Swap (this is what I sent to my partner)
The First Urban Home Goods Swap - this apron was one of the things I made and sent to my partner, and below is what I received:
Looks so fantastic on my sewing machine, I was very lucky!!
This is what I sent in the Pillow Talk Swap #3
My swap partners name was Linnea and I did some stitching detail on the cushion cover. I received a gorgeous Cathedral Window Cushion cover from Megan at Lucy and Norman, in beautiful Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Voiles.

And this is what I am working on for the next Urban Home Goods Swap:

My little business has been chugging away quite nicely too, which is great majority of the time except for when I am so busy and then get wholesale orders that are a little overwhelming! Speaking of which my current list of stockists are:

Futura Bondi - stocks Oilcloth Lunch Sacks
Byron Medicine Wheel, Byron Bay - stocks Oilcloth Lunch Sacks
Just Toy'n Around - stocks Oilcloth Lunch Sacks
Wholly Craft, Columbus Ohio - stocks Oilcloth Lunch Sacks
Bubbalooz - Stocks Womb with a View Baby Cocoons
Sunshine n' Lollipops - stocks Oilcloth Lunch Sacks and Womb with a View Baby Cocoons

I have had a few markets including Mathildas Market which was very successful. I have a few markets coming up, including:

Mums and Bubs Market
Goodwood Community Centre
Monday 4th October (Public Holiday)
10am - 1pm

Mathilda's Market
Loreto College
Saturday 6 November
9am - 1 pm

Mums and Bubs Market
Goodwood Community Centre
Sunday 28 November
10am - 1 pm

I have added Baby Quilts to the range, so I now make Oilcloth Lunch Sacks, Womb with a View Baby Cocoons, Fabric Covered Button Accessories, Girls Jackets, and Baby Quilts. As we are heading towards warmer weather I am going to add some other items to the range so once I have some of these done I will post about them here.

But in the meantime here are some of the current range:

And other than that the biggest news is the arrival of the beautiful
Willow Evie Kay!!

Willow was born on Thursday 19 August at 4:02am, in what was my easiest and quickest birth! She arrived 22 minutes after we got to the hospital and I had only been in labour about 1 and a half hours prior to that, I think I did all the hard work in the car on the way there which is the most uncomfortable thing ever when you are in a seated position. She was a very healthy 4.455kg or 9 pound 13, 52cm long with a 36cm head circumference. We are all so happy to have her in our lives and so far she is just such a joy to be around. She is the last piece to our family and I think she fits just perfectly xxx