Monday, April 4, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
For Easter weekend this year, we thought we would focus on something a bit different, so instead of chocolate and hot cross buns our house was full of SCIENCE!
I am a long time fan of the blog Fun at Home with Kids! This has been a great tool for a new mum like me with a little man who is very inquisitive and full of beans. I have tried a few of her tips and tricks before and thought we'd give the Hatching Dinosaur Eggs a try.
So instead of dinosaurs we used animals, my son loves wildlife and we spend at least two days a week at Wellington Zoo. I went to Iko Iko and bought some of their tiny animals and we were ready.
I won't go through all the steps. But I will say: if you want to make the eggs with your child, be prepared for mess! Toby had so much fun but I did have to vacuum for about 15 minutes to get all of the crystals out of the carpet afterwards. And I may have left Toby help with putting in the food colouring which resulted in a blue hand for two days. That one's on me!
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
- There was once a row of buttons down the center back that had all fallen off and was safety pinned together.
- The finishing around the neckline was coming away resulting in major fraying and a massive hole.
- The dress had some nice bead detail that for once wasn't tacky or over the top, unfortunately these were coming away. And I think i left a trail of beads behind me as I walked around the store.
Long time, no type!
But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. My latest project is something I have been thinking about for a while, a new dress for work that I made right down to designing the fabric.
The attached picture is the finished product! I worked for about one and a half months on this dress - designing and proofing the fabric using Spoonflower.com and drafting the pattern, and the construction that followed. I made a last minute change to the sleeves, I wanted something a little different for his dress and I've always been a fan of the exposed shoulder look.
Let me know what you think!