Thursday, 5 September 2013

tiny hexies and growing kids

Today I randomly decided I would make some little hexies from my teeny Liberty scraps. I'm doing 1/2" hexies because 1/4" just seemed a little crazy.


Since I haven't done a random Thursday post for a while humour me by looking at a bunch of random pictures I took over the summer holidays...


This awesome huge chalk wall outside the Whitworth Art Gallery was fun for the kids, while mummy madly went round using a baby wipe to remove all the obscene doodles.


A visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, mosaic sculpture by Marialuisa Tadei:



and this striking one by Niki de Saint Phalle:


Some cute pictures of the kids when they cooperate for the (phone) camera:



And general silliness (rampant at our house!):


A random grass verge near our house, apparently someone was planning on watching TV outside


Joan found the plug in the grass, which explained why it wasn't on.


I'm wondering if people around the world take their TVs outside, or just the Brits because it's never normally warm enough to do it and we just like the idea of sitting outside to watch TV because it makes us feel healthier??!

Anyway Lois isn't interested in TV, too busy investigating everything. I don't normally put things on her head (except hats) but this cute headband was a gift and prettied up her outfit nicely, it only stayed on for about the time it took to take these pictures anyway. Oh and I have no idea what that second picture is about but it's funny and you can see her two front teeth!


Don't you just love baby dungarees?! Adorable and yet why would any baby need pockets?! Is it a ploy to charge more for the unnecessary fabric? Also why the loop, will she be slinging her hammer in it? No. Still adorable though. I can't resist baby dungarees (they were her brothers, then her sisters and honestly still look like new, love good denim!).

Heart-melting time... she's starting saying 'mama'. Maybe more like 'mamamamamama' but it is the most adorable thing and she says it mostly in the night and when she wants milk. It is tear jerkingly wonderful.

Oh and FYI for mums of teething babies (who have started eating finger food) corn on the cob is awesome!! It is brilliant to keep them busy while you eat your own dinner ;) 
I recommend eating the corn first (well I did) and give them the husk with the remains - worked like a charm for mine!

I will be back with a quilt finish tomorrow.


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23 comments:

  1. awww! Lovely family. Looks like a fun summer!

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  2. I loved this post. I cannot believe how quickly Miss L has gotten? Where has the time flown. Good call on the corn on the cob idea...Miss O is still teething so that is a great tip!

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  3. I love seeing your summer fun! And you're right, 1/4" hexies would be just crazy. 1/2" ones, not at all. hehe

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  4. Your kids are so cute! I did the corn cob trick with my kids too!

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  5. Lovely randomness. Lois is SOOO cute!!

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  6. Gorgeous family - I think the TV outside is possibly just a Manchester thing!

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  7. Want to see those hexies next time! Your kids are great - needed that fix of baby Lois! I have video of my eldest as a toddler falling asleep while eating corn on the cob - aww! So cute!

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  8. Excellent photos! And you are so right about corn on the cob. I have a photo of Emily with a cob, nimblest up her nose and all, looking happy as anything. She still loves the stuff.

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  9. very sweet post, kids look vey happy

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  10. Gorgeous kids! Can't wait to see hexie progress. :-)

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  11. Lovely photos, Lois is growing fast!

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  12. Nice to see your children growing so fast. I love how Joan was looking for the TV plug - bright girl! Di x

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  13. I must tell my daughter about the corn idea, clever idea so thanks for that!
    You have such delightful bairns and those dungarees look smashing on your cutey!

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  14. Lovely random - giving poor Lois your old chewed husk is touching!!

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  15. Laughing at the graffiti cleaning :oD

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  16. I've never heard of TV outside.

    Lois is gorgeous!

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  17. 1/2" hexies are a little crazy too you know! Kids are looking adorable, and I love the outdoor tv!

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  18. Love seeing all your little cherubs!

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  19. Your kids are absolutely adorable and their personalities shine through. Hilarious crew you have :) Love love love the mosaic sculptures. They're incredible! I'd have to say, though, 1/2 inch hexies are still a bit nutters....

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  20. The Tv outside is so odd but I think I like it. My local quilt show had a wall hanging made from 1/4" hexies. It took her one and a half years to finish. I'll have to get out the pics and post them on my blog.

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  21. Have you seen the 1/4 inch hexi quilt on the paperpieces.com website?

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  22. Looks like you fit in some fun things this summer. Lois is adorable, as are your other kids, but I have my own like that and no babies to cluck over ;-) To answer your question, Aussies have tvs outside. Under their pegolas, or outside entertaining areas as seems to be the new catchy name. Trouble over here is that summer is so bloody hot you don't want to sit outside and watch cricket. Inside under the air conditioning is much preferable! We never get calm 27* days. It's either 20 and chilly or 35+ and stinking hot!

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