Monday, November 24, 2008

I hate winter bugs!

Panther , originally uploaded by indiaeden.

I had a huge list of work to get through this weekend,but I was far too ill to get through it all. The boys both came down with a nasty cold bug too.
Thankfully I do feel quite a bit better today,so have managed to package up these tester Mei Tais,and will be taking them to the post office this afternoon.
I'm actually quite nervous about sending these off. I have already tested this design over thesummer with a few parents,but this is the final tweaking stage. Fingers crossed.....

Bright floral

Hood down

Kokko Birds with hood up.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


yummmm, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

...a little of what you fancy...
I seem to have caught whatever it is Eden is almost over. Doing the school run this morning was painful,so on my way home I popped into the local shops and bought some warburtons toastie bread,and these...


I actually think Tunnocks Caramel Wafers should be available on the NHS!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not much happening here

Spider, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Eden is off school sick, I don't feel too great myself,my iron is broken,and one of my usually super reliable fabric suppliers are late shipping my order...oh yes and this morning I got dog poo on my boots!
All in all, there's not much happening around here,certainly not much creativity,it took all my energy just to cover these buttons.


Any get up and go vibes going spare out there,please chuck em in this direction.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Our raffle prizes, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Yesterday's Family Day, run by Slinging In The Rain to celebrate International Babywearing Week was a great success.
Rachel,Souad, Mary and myself were soooo nervous! having never organised anything like this before,and with no budget and no time we managed to pull it together over the past two weeks. (after a gentle kick from Rachel's dh).
We had loads of help from our respective hubby's, setting up, serving tea and cakes, taking photos, we couldn't have done it without them.
I even roped in my older children,and India did a fantastic job of selling and organizing the raffle tickets and prize draw.
Ian, the minister of Levenshulme Baptist Church, where we hold our meeting was also a great help, sorting out the projector and microphones and agreeing to draw the raffle prizes.
Then of course there were all the people who baked yummy cakes and came along to help out in any way they could. the other fabby stall holders,and Baby Boogie dancing...the list goes on...Thank you!!
I hope everyone that came along enjoyed themselves..I know I did,even if I am still exhausted today.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wanna win this pod?

DSC_0007, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Or how about a Babyhawk Mei Tai, a cute Tiddlybums outfit, or a gorgeous babywearing bag,plus accessories?
If the answer is yes, then you need to get to our Family Day tomorrow at 2pm at Levenshulme Baptist Church and buy a raffle ticket or ten!
This week is International Babywearing Week. There should be lots going on all around the UK and internationally. Check out Slingmeet and The Babywearer to find out what's planned in your area.

Locals, take a look at our new website too Slinging In The Rain come Sling Along With Us!! (we know that's cheesy,but we love it!)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Worst housewife ever!

Worst housewife ever!, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Yep, that's me! Just look at the cobwebs on this chilli plant,that is in the window next to my front door.
I'm ashamed to say that actually,despite me spotting this at about 9am this morning,it still looks the same too.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And it begins...

First of the gifts..., originally uploaded by indiaeden.

...the yearly tradition of running myself ragged making as many Christmas gifts as possible!
The first completed project is this soft baby ball, made with cotton and blue wool..with a tinkle when it's rolled or played with.
I used the tutorial here.

Fibre And Clay

I met up with one of my sewing buddies today and we visited Fibre and Clay in Knutsford. All I can say right now is OMG! I was so blown away by the gorgeousness, my head is still spinning,and I'm planning my next trip already!
No pics, sorry. My friend did get a pic of a handbag I'm in love with,so maybe I can post that later.
Meanwhile, have a look at their website,and if you are ever in Knutsford pay them a visit, you wont be dissapointed!

ETA link to beautiful handbag.

You may have noticed, or you may not....

...I still have free shipping in my Etsy store. Mostly because I've been too busy to remember to change it,but also because I'm feeling generous,I have decided to keep the free (UK) shipping offer going till Christmas. (It's only $5 international shipping too!)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

More pressies

Wristlet Bag, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

A matching "Mummy On The go" wristlet bag, and some little cotton trousers for the baby.

Goofy trousers front

These are the "Goofy" pants from the current issue of Ottobre. I really enjoyed sewing these up.the pattern is simple,but effective,and I'm in love with this fabric.
I found some yummy soft blue wool that goes with it perfectly so am planning a few nursery type items for the Etsy shop.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Blatant Plug!

Apologies in advance for the blatant plug,but just wanted to let you all know that all items in my Etsy store are free shipping within the UK, and only $5 international. Don't hang around though,this offer is only valid until Monday 10th November.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A pressie for someone special

A pressie for someone special, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

i'm taking a gamble that she will be far too busy with baby no 5 to see this on here.
Red silk ring sling with cotton accent. There is a little piece of stitching on this I'm really not happy with,and hoping it wont be noticed by the recipient. I hate it when gifts are not perfect,but it's only a small cosmetic flaw.(that will probably bug me forever..LOL) I didn't want to risk unpicking too much on delicate silk.

That's one thing to cross off my very long and getting longer sewing list,it's that time of year again!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Weekend In The Woods

Me and the kids, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Just back from a fabby weekend in North Yorkshire. We ventured to Whitby, which was of course full of Goths. (It was Whitby Goth Weekend) Weirdly we haven't got a single stray goth in any of our photos,believe me there were lots of them. They all looked like they were having a great time too...weird for Goths!
While away I finally finished the socks I've been knittying for the past 3 and a half years. They are far from perfect,but kept Indias feet cosy when we went for a very wet cycle ride through the forest where we were staying.

Finished socks

Oh yes,and we found the lost beret.