Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Retro Mummy's Giveaway

'Tis the spirit of giving and no one is more giving this Xmas than Retro Mummy and her gobsmackingly gorgeous Flower Sugar Giveaway.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My little boy is 4

4 years has gone so fast. My little boy is off to pre-school next year and only one more year to big school.  On those days that three little people give me a hard time I'm glad that I will have one less child for a couple of days a week next year, on the days when they are adorable I get a bit sad.

We had a lovely birthday party with our very special friends and some family.  This year I decided to have the party at a local park and it was a great idea.  The only downside was having to plan ahead and pack/unpack the car, but it was worth having the extra space and a playground.  For the party food I made pinwheels, two varieties - pizza & vegemite (this was an alternative to chips which are loaded with so much artificial stuff, even though I grew up eating them I just can't fathom them anymore).  I also made a zucchini slice which was cut into small pieces and some cut up watermelon.  We threw some snags on the barbie with onions and a coleslaw and some fresh mini bullet rolls from our local Vietnamese bakery. The party cake was from Homebush Cakes - a chocolate gateau slab.  For birthday at home on the day we had a Chocolate Icecream and Oreos cake from Gelatomassi (pictured above).   I'll try to post the recipes for you later in the week.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Little Bonnets by Little Betty

Here's Miss Scarlett modelling her new Little Betty bonnet.  These super awesome bonnets are handmade by Little Betty and let me tell you, the quality control is pretty.... um, strict (the word I would rather use starts with an "a")!!  After playing around with a few prototypes, Little Betty came up with a pattern that sits really nicely, provides lots of shade from the sun and is completely reversible (so you get two bonnets in one).  The pattern is so good in fact, that a bonnet that is too big still sits really well!  Let's face it, you want your little ones to get good wear out of things before they outgrow them.  Miss Scarlett is a bit on the petite side so at 6mths old she is wearing the 6-12mth bonnet which has loads of room but still looks good now and will probably do her for two summers.  Little Betty bonnets are available online or for those that like to see things in the flesh, they are selling out fast at My Messy Room in Sydney.

One of my favourite time-wasters is fabric window-(online)-shopping.  I think Little Betty is doing a great job already but I couldn't resist putting together some fabric combinations I think would make great bonnets (the design possibilities are endless, I only had time to look at a few collections and some of the below combos are interchangeable with each other).  The first one and the last two are my favourites.  I also think Little Betty should consider making these bonnets for little girls not just babies/toddlers.