Hi Everyone, I am still around.
Pushing 39 weeks el-preggo-relli. That is Spanish/Italian for up the duff. Or UTD for short.
In other news. Crazy mumma to be nesting has been in full swing.
See here! I made these 3 things in the same day that I went on a mad cooking brigade and whipped up a whole freezer full of meals!
It is a cushion cover, a door stop and a tissue box cover. Made from James Dunlop arabella fabric.
The door stop is a necessity. The door just seems to swing in the nursery. I filled it with a zip lock bag of expired rice (I don’t cook rice ever, Not sure why, I like it, but it is a bit hard for me LOL) then filled it out with stuffing.
The nursery door had been finished painting and hung by my husband all by himself! I think he got the hint from the last blog post LOL!
The cooking involved:
1 bolagnese sauce
4 lasagne dinners
2 cannelloni dinners
1 roast tomato sauce (made from all the tomatoes in my garden)
That is 2 kilos of tomatoes that we grew all by ourselves!
And a widdle capsicum! I roasted that too, I mean, why not!
Then blitzed it all up and this sauce formed the base for the other meals.
I also made:
96 meat balls divided into 4, 24 ball servings. (12 each)
1 meal of the meat balls in the sauce.
I had ambitions to cook up more, but there is only so much cleaning a husband can do. I already made him clean the kitchen twice!
This is the state it was in both times. There is not a spare inch of counter space or a clean item left in our unrenovated kitchen.
He obliged without the slightest hint of a whinge! That, that there is TRUE LOVE!!
See the fan just out of shot? It is $12 of saviour! I have been MELTING! Melting I tell you. I cannot cool down.
Meanwhile in the garden! Isn’t this pretty?
I love it!
The day before, she was still closed and goblet like. The next day I race out to see here and these little things have already fallen off!! Hmmphh! What gives?
I also cut another flower (this time before it had dropped any) and placed it into a vase and it turned brown so fast!
Don’t magnolias make good cut flowers??
Sometime last week (well week before now), my nursery change table was featured on Ikea Hackers. I forgot to state the obvious about removing the aesthetics when it actually comes time to use it for it’s purpose and was semi-slammed in the comments! HEHEHE jealousy.
I also managed to high tail it to Coco Republic for a look-see. A lovely lady spent a bit of her time with me talking about my living room! I didn’t buy anything and she didn’t push me. She was a great help in gaining clarity and direction. It is abundantly clear that I now NEED this fabric!
Alexa Hampton for Kravet
To make 2 throw cushions for my orangey coloured settee.
I honestly thought the settee needed re-upholstering in a more pleasing colour for it to work in my living room. But she proved me wrong! I can see this working.
She told me to save my dough on that. And I am so happy. Because the upholstery on the settee is in PERFECT condition! Sometimes I just wish there was a big hole it in somewhere to force me to re-upholster it! But is perfect luscious velvetiness condition.
How do you even describe this colour? I was trying to describe it to the SA. It is a hard one.
Also at Coco Republic I need to buy this petite chair and foot stool for my baby girls nursery!!!
Too cute! I didn’t dare look at the price tags. It is Oly San Francisco branded. In other words, to me, that means, don’t bother!!
Talking about the nursery. I am NEARLY ready to reveal the nursery!!!
It may be before I give birth, but no promises!