Friday, October 28, 2011

party favours!

I think the kiddies felt a bit ripped off at Kitty's party when they received these initial singlets as a take home prize! More like booby prize! I did give them a fabulous pack of chocolate pencils made by here. A fantastic coffee shop called Foodies which I love to go to ordered me a box of them from their deli supplier. They are from Spain and so sweet and come in a plastic pencil that you can actually use.
Here is my twirling princess. This is the first year that Kitty has really worked out all this party malarkey and have to say it makes it much more exciting. Bring on Christmas!
My girlfriend Tara made her this fabulous carousel cake which tasted as good as it looks.

It's such a cliche 'kids growing so fast' but I did spend a large proportion of the day wondering how in the hell my little baby is now 3!

Monday, October 24, 2011

second babies.....

As much as nobody ever happen to mention first time around how difficult being a first time mum is, everybody did happen to mention that second time round is easier.

I was in a permanent state of shock after having Kitty and was a far cry from the natural earthy mumma skipping through the forest with bub hanging in it's hemp sling cooing away at me. I was the stress cadet pacing the supermarket isles with a screaming newborn wondering what happened to my breezy past life and if I'd ever get a hint of it back.

Three months into Kitty's life I suddenly got it. I worked it all out and I really began to fall hopelessly in love with her. Three years later Spike (pictured above!) arrived. I'm still not skipping through forests with him living off the land but things are so much easier. I fell in love with him instantly. I desperately want him to sleep in bed with me all the time. I want to eat him all up. His crying doesn't bother me one little bit. Waking up in the night is just 'another' part of my life as an unselfish mum and my baby books are still sitting on the dusty shelf!

How bout you? Did you find it so much more normal second time around??

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

my creative space...CHRISTMAS!

Things are still plodding along quite creatively here at kitty n' kitsch despite the arrival of my little boy a month ago (and the arrival of my little girl's newfound '3yearoldness' which has hit harder than the newborn!). I'm busy with Christmas orders already and totally loving doing them.....
....especially when I know these two NOELS are off to the bonny highlands of Scotland. I can just picture them now hanging from a gorgeous cottage fireplace with the logfire ablaze...heaven!

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