Monday, 17 June 2013

Star Bursting With Colour

Padded crocheted hanging hearts
I found this pattern on Bunny Mummy blogspot and had to have a go. There's many other great patterns on the site too - a great one to follow!

I sorted out some bold coloured wools - all double knit
Once I got to grips with crocheting again (it's amazing how much I've slowed down after just a short time away from the hook) the hearts came together quite quickly.
You could also use the heart as a pincushion... literally 'Pin It'!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Back To My Teens

Since I was ten years old I have loved Bon Jovi. It all began when I copied a friend's cassette of 1988's album NEW JERSEY.
Over the years I have seen them so many times that I have lost count. As a teenage I bought albums, singles, posters and many t-shirts. Choosing a retro t-shirt for this week's gig took some time...
Even one from Milton Keynes 1993 - I won tickets for this concert in a magazine competition 
When I was young, I even met the band (dodgy photos alert!)
Back in May 1993, myself and my sister tracked them down to a quiet moated hotel on the outskirts of Birmingham. There, with just two other people, we waited for the band to come out and sign autographs for us...
That same day they had recorded parts of the video for the single 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead' ...


This week I saw them live, here in Birmingham and I felt like a teenager all over again!
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Friday, 7 June 2013

Bun In The Oven

It's been a while since I blogged and here's why...
They say the first few months can be very tiring. I am textbook! I have had little energy and have spent most of my spare time resting or sleeping. It feels like it's been work - sleep - work - sleep for so long.

It's been a long journey to get to where we are today. I miscarried triplets back in 2011 and until now we haven't been blessed. But after an operation and some medication, fingers and toes crossed, we're expecting this bundle in early December.

I worry every day. People say not to, but worrying is something natural that you can't control - if only we could! I guess I just have to roll with it.

To ease some of our anxieties, we had some early scans...

6 weeks the baby is tiny, but we heard it's heartbeat
9 weeks - looking more like a jellybaby!
and most recently, the scheduled 12 weeks scan - baby wouldn't keep still so a clearer image couldn't be taken
I am slowly getting some energy back, so I plan to get creative again... whilst I still have the time!