Monday, 7 April 2008

Catching Up

Greetings my lovelies!

Golly, it has been so long! Apologies for my long absence, and thank you SO much for all your well wishes and emails asking how/where I am.
After all this time of complaining of being unwell, I can FINALLY reveal the cause of all the sickness and tiredness, say hello to my little friend.....

Haha! This little SURPRISE munchkin has put me through hell the last few weeks, I have slept on average 18 hours each day (I kid you not), life just turned into something that happened when I could not get to sleep, alas, the fatigue is starting to pass and I am now getting back to real life without a duvet and pillow :) I am now almost 16 weeks pregnant, and already have a nice bump to show off, yay for me!

So much has happened since I last wrote. Willow and Littlefoot went off to their new home with Carla, there were tears all around but they are now nicely settled.
We have welcomed some new friends to our brood....

And things are finally happening in the garden....

The chickens are back on the lay....

and so are the geese!

There are lots of Spring treasures to be found....

and eggs can be swapped for all manner of lovely things, these flowers came from Monsieur Honesty...

Swapping has taken a backseat whilst I soundly slept and loudly puked my way through the last 2 months. All of my swap partners have been so wonderful and patient, I am ever grateful for the kindness they have shown, and I am SO relieved to finally be sewing again and playing catch up, progress is slow but sure.

First on the list to complete was the Dotee Doll for Dot. Dot wanted a green and blue dotee, so I chose a Kaffe Fasset fabric from my stash and used lots of twinkling blue and green beads, I started this weeks ago, but only completed it on Saturday! Also, great minds evidently think alike because Dot sent me a dotee made from an almost identical fabric! teehee!
Here she is hanging from the apple blossom....

First on my swap-bot list was the 8 week late (eek) Matroyshka Doll swap, here is what I made, 4 evenings of work, the biggest doll is 10" long, these little cuties were so hard to part with...

They are now on their way to Zoe in the UK!
Now, must dash, there is still MUCH sewing to be done, more pics in my Flickr! <3


  1. WONDERFUL!!!!
    I'm very very happy for you!
    Good to see (read) you again.
    I missed your funny stories.

  2. Yay! Great to hear about your new little friend. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth.

  3. Oh my goodness! what a wonderful reason for getting behind on things. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! All the best to you and yours, from a cold and damp Malmö, Sweden. Looking at your beatiful pictures makes me yearn for spring.

  5. Congratulations (and thanks for sharing the scan). What wonderful news for your family!!!
    Your Dotee Doll for Dot is beautiful, she will just love her to bits...love that hair.
    No wonder you will have trouble parting with your Matroyshka dolls, sooo cute!

  6. Congratulations !!!! I had terrible sickness with my twins so i really do feel for you !!

    Your dolls are lovely x x

    Sara x ( kitty.eden = flickr !!)

  7. Oh, those surprise ones are always good - I had one of those too (he's now 2.5 yrs old). Congratulations!!!!!
    I love your dolls....when you are less rushed off your fingers, would you like to do a swap? Let me know (and I won't be offended if you say no!)
    Katy (imagingermonkey on flickr)

  8. Congratulations Tallulah!

    It's so good to see you back posting on your blog and to know that you're feeling better.

    As usual, your dolls are outstanding. I can't wait to see more of your creations.

  9. I am so happy your well and back. I had hoped you were well and everything was fine. Your dolls are wonderful but the baby is amazing! How exciting!

    Jill in Florida

  10. HI TALLULAH It had crossed my mind that's what was up CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HOW EXITIN'G, Love your dotees they are so Fantastically made .I emailed you ages ago when I was starting out I'm absolutely loving blogging .I'm soooooooooooo glad you are back and feeling better look forward to visiting your blog again soon love from sesga xx

  11. Hello my friend...

    I squeeled when I saw the scan of the baby....just adorable. :)

  12. Meant to say I sqealed..lol

  13. Belated congratulations on being pregnant sweetie!! I am sure this new little person will be a wonderful addition to your family , and be very very loved.

    Sorry to hear you have been so ill with morning sickness - I hope you are over the worst of it now.

    Art from you is always worth waiting for and I already adore my Dotee doll and know she will be very happy here with me and the kitties! We are in sync with our color choices he hee...

    And I adore, adore, adore your Matryoshka dolls - you have done a brilliant job - I wouldn't want to let them go either!

    Sending much love to you new mama to be.


  14. Wonderful news!! Congratulations!!!

  15. wow these photographs belong in a Magazine or coffee table book ~ they are exquisite. Judy xx

  16. Congratulations! What lovely news! And I adore these red polka dot "nesting" dolls!