Saturday, January 12, 2013

What I've been up to..

It's always been my dream to be at home, with babe, and to be able to do arty crafty things for $$!
And hoorah! I couldnt believe it when I was approached by a craft company pre Christmas to do exactly that.   I've taken on some of their in-house craft stuff (free reign) to be seeded out to the media, which has been a lot of work, and a lot of fun, so far. 

Here's a few examples of what I've done over the Christmas holiday... Easter & Valentines coming up of course!

Around the same time, Freddy started crawling, so things have become pretty hectic indeed! Plus he's just started developing an intense Mum- obsession, and acute stranger awareness.  Ciao ciao to his laissez faire attitude to everyone, and his compliance with being passed around and "performing" for his audience, and hello to tears and tantrums at the mere motion of letting him go.  He's an absolute mummy's boy right now.

On the 22nd December he turned 10 months, same day as my nana's birthday. Yeep, not long to go to the 1st Birthday!

Doing any sort of photoshoot has become a nightmare, his mind is racing a mile a minute and he has no interest in sitting still for mum! 

 Pleased to say he still has his signature "nutbag" smile!

 Here we are getting ready for Christmas (I am wearing my new Ginger & Smart dress, which, as beautiful as it is- has become a very pricey option! The drycleaning for it is irrationally expensive, and it soaks up stains like you wouldn't believe!)

We have succumbed to the plastic fantastic... hello supermarket trolley ride-on! 
 Here's the lil guy getting ready to unwrap his pressies...

 Hanging with his cousins on the day..

And chillin with mum at home!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Card 2012

This year I made a Christmas tree costume from Felt & - voila! 

Freddy makes a great prop!

Bonne Noel!

Enough, mum!

Oh, and! Freddy is now 9 months....

DIY Christmas Favors - the leftovers

With my leftover baubles I made a 1st Christmas ornament for the Newlyweds.

And baubles for the babies in my Mothers Group, all of Freddy's lil mates..

And of course, lil Archie.
Coincidentally he was wearing the same suit the day it arrived for him..

Christmas Baubles

Much to my delight I just did a little job painting Christmas Baubles for a PR Company's top clients. 

What a delight this would be to do for a living! 

Well. seasonal sure.. but crafting at home & BEING PAID = too good to be true! 

Freddy played on the floor whilst I painted.  The only downside- our family has been covered in glitter for the last couple of weeks. Including LPs in the office! hehe.

So the baubles come from Riot Art & Craft, and are filled with various beads, sequins & pearls. 

These are truly the most versatile decortation, I could think of so many ways to use them!
(In particular as wedding bonboneirie.. I had a vision of light blue painted sticks as table centrepieces, with these hanging down. One for each guest...sweet! Oh well, bit late for us!)

Here's some trials.