Monday, 28 January 2013

a little more Abel



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When my sister and I were younger my mum commissioned a lady to make us some decorative plates that have all our birth details on them. It got me thinking it would be nice to have something I'd made with a record of my kids birth details... so I added them to my Abel stitching (pattern by Follow The White Bunny):










I really love it! So now I have to do two more other patterns :) That is perfect because it will keep me busy during all this newborn napping.

I also managed to do this tiny cross stitch kit that Jan gave me - thanks again hun! It was good practice because I have a few more cross stitch projects I want to do and I'd never done any before. I made a few mistakes but you wouldn't know if you didn't see the picture of how it is supposed to look (so I won't show you!!). This is a head start for next Christmas!




Obviously we are basking in baby gorgeousness and have had a few visitors come to meet Lois. My incredibly talented friend made her (well not her obviously, Lois can't eat!!) this amazing cake! It has nearly all been devoured and it tasted as good as it looks! She was so thoughtful to include little individual ones for the kids too... they loved that:





My other fabulous friends Rachel and her daughter Cayt sent this adorable fleece dress! I absolutely love penguins and this will keep her snuggly on our cold adventures into the real world! Thank you my dear friends :) Rachel will have to do a little dress making course with me once we are settled in a routine.



We took Lois to be registered this morning so, as my husband put it, she's now in the system! All official like! And here's the cutie:






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34 comments:

  1. So cute! Love the idea of adding all the details on the embroidery. That cake looks amazing!

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  2. such a pretty baby! Mine looked like alien lizards for at least three months ;-)

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  3. Ah see those extra few days were just perfecting things - she's gorgeous!

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  4. A friend did a cross-stitch for my oldest with these details and it is still one of my most favourite gifts. Wonderful, Lucy!

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  5. A beautifully official girl too! I did a cross stitch sampler for a friend's little girl - never again! I think embroidery might be the way to go next time, it involves much less counting :D

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  6. Now that is a great finish don't you think, although a WIP too, lol! I am so happy you are unpregnant now and have such a beautiful child to show for the time it took. What does it mean that you have to register the child? IS it something different because of a home birth or just a normal thing where you are from?

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  7. Lois is so gorgeous, Lucy! Love the stitching. :) And what great, creative friends you have! xo

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  8. What a gorgeous cake! And a lovely welcome into the family with mini cakes for the older ones!

    Great stitching!

    And come for dressmaking fun anytime!

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  9. Oh she is gorgeous! Love the embroidered deets.

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  10. Sweet stitching, wonderful cakes and a cute wee girl. Di x

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  11. adorable. the wee man was all cheeks for months!

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  12. Lois is beautiful, glowing with new life! The welcome cake(s) are fabulous. And the stitchery is a perfect reminder of the occasion! Rest up...

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  13. Lots of fun cuteness going on over there!!

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  14. You're filled with cuteness today. Love the embroidery and the cake looks FAB! Great photos, my dear. You make me smile!

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  15. And you are on the computer, why? I'd just be staring at the pretty little one all day!!!

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  16. Awesome idea with the embroidery! And you're making me so clucky with all these cute pics!

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  17. She is so sweet! Love your embroidery and the cake is beautiful too.

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  18. She is so beautiful! The cake is awesome and I love your stitching!

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  19. She is still looking all gorgeous! Love what you have done to the embroidery

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  20. Cute idea with the embroidery, and I love the bear on the cake, so cool!

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  21. That baby is just so cute! Congrats again! And the embroidery is great.

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  22. Such talented friends, that cake looks too good to eat.

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  23. Such a gorgeous bubba! And it looks like Lois is thriving. Everything is going well with feeding then?! Such a mop of hair too. My Amelia had black hair like that, then is rubbed off/fell out and when her hair grew it was blonde curls.

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  24. Love! Both the embroidery and the sweetness herself are beautiful. :)

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  25. Lois is adorable, as is the stitching. I love the cake too and I bet it was good!

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  26. Both Lois and embroidery are cute...and progressing well!

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  27. This post is all warm and cuddly!

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  28. I've been internetless for a while, so I'm just now discovering that you've had the baby! (good job I suppose or you'd be a month overdue by now!). Congratulations, she's so beautiful!

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