Archive | January, 2013

A Santa Sack for Angus

6 Jan

With Christmas rapidly approaching, I found myself lamenting the fact that I couldn’t seem to find a pattern or style of Santa Sack which I liked or thought would be suitable for Angus. Let’s just say that entering “Santa Sack” into Google Images does not yield the most design-savvy responses. Searches of my go-to craft and design blogs didn’t help much either- probably because most are American and it seems more common to have a stocking than a sack over there. And I wanted a sack.

So, with a week to go, I just got on with it and decided to see what would emerge. I knew I wanted a tree, of sorts (but not a “traditional” tree). I knew I wanted animals (but not “traditional” Christmas animals). I knew I wanted his name on it (but not in Comic Sans…I direct you back to Google Images).

Liking neutral backgrounds (and being cheap), I made a sack out of calico, using the pillowcase tutorial at Film in the Fridge as a guide. I made a loop at the top for the ribbon to be inserted.

I then cut out a tree from left-over fabric I used for Angus’ curtains (from Ikea). This was joined by a family of elephants (who said there weren’t elephants at Jesus’ birth?!). I used this tutorial from the Purl Bee to embroider his name, and then embellished the tree and star using this tutorial, also from the Purl Bee.

Satisfyingly, he absolutely loved it and spent quite some time rolling around on the floor on top of it and closely examining the elephants. I like it too and am glad I persevered to make something which is both “him” and “us” 🙂

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Walking!

5 Jan

 

We are excited to announce that Angus is walking! He started to consistently take confident steps around Christmas. He often gets so excited mid-walk that he starts clapping himself and then loses balance and falls over, which is pretty hilarious (and cute) to watch.

Here are a couple of short videos of those steps, taken at the Carricks’ place in WA recently.

Spec-tacular!

4 Jan

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My! How you’ve grown!

2 Jan

So this was supposed to go up in November to coincide with Angus’ first birthday… c’mon! I’m only two months late!

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Soon after birth

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One month

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Two months

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Three months

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Four months

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Five months

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Six months

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Seven months

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Eight months

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Nine months

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Ten months

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Eleven months

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The blog is coming back!

2 Jan

Due to *life* happening, this blog has taken a very very back seat for some time. However, I’m keen to get back into regular updates soon so stay tuned.

In the meantime, here is a photo of Angus licking a spatula.

Yum!

Yum!