Another quick sewing project

This weekend,  we turned back our clocks with one hour to land on winter time. to me , it meant that I got up at 7 new time to eat breakfast a Sunday.  M did the same and 13 hours later, I can tell that many things have been done in the house.

I sewed some sheets for the baby’s bed this summer and today I finally found the motivation to sew two covers from another that does not fit any bed at home anymore.

It took me about 2 hours including putting the things in the right place after the job (it often is the most difficult part…) and according to Ikea, it saved us 300 Swedish crowns. not a fortune but a thing less we have at home that is useless and these sheets are more comfortable than new ones.

I borrowed a book yesterday at the library called “shopstop” and it is precisely about consumption. I’m already against shopping by princip but with a baby (and new needs) coming,  I find it hard to find the right balance between reusing and buying new. we don’t even know what we really will need. 

I have to stop myself a little tjoug with my own things. when I see my closet,  I think “oh, so much things!” and want to give 70% to charity. at the same time, I forget that these 70% of my clothes cannot be worn right now but will be very useful after that the baby is born… 

Ok  enough for tonight, I’ll read and sleep probably within 30 min. good night!

The knitting and sewing project of the week

I bought some wool last week and sticked a blanket.

This morning, I sew fabric on one side of it to make the whole package cosier.

I began with measuring the blanket (I sticked until I did not have any whool left) and then I cut a piece of fabric larger with 4 cm on each side. I ironed the sides. 

And then I sewed them together. The hardest part was to maintain the blanket in the right place in the fabric but the sewing itself was no problem. 

Now let’s see if it will be useful . I am wondering if I will sew otjer things but I am skeptical about the real needs and I don’t want to have too much useless things at home. it’s anyway enough for today. it’s raining as hell outside and i wonder if I will put myself in bed again and enjoy a film or something. 

Week 32 and two months to due date. now  I feel heavier. my belly is in my way and the baby inside stretches sometimes out from its space,  like in my lungs and that’s not very enjoyable.  on another hand  it proves that the baby is alive, and that’s good.

Oh I see now all my sewing things on the kitchen table and think “who will put them in the right place now…” me of course. .  

Enjoy your Sunday! 

Oslo

This weekend was in the name of friendship. I met my best friend in Oslo between Friday and today Sunday.

Oslo is a nice city if you want calm and things to see. There is almost no noices in the city and you can walk everywhere. 

We went to thr national museum, to the opera to see a dance part, we saw pretty much the whole town (Vigeland will have to show his statues next time). 

We only had some difficulties to find somewhere to eat, but we managed at the end. No one of us gets home hungry.

I also feel like it was the last weekend before the baby arrives when I will travel, I felt pretty heavy. I’m right now waiting for my train back home, longing to kiss my husband good night, late tonight (arrival scheduled at 23). I habe Monte Cristo in the ears, so enough to manage the long travel back home.

Thanks P for this nice weekend in your company! You’re great!

Creative sunday!

I woke up way to early for a sunday but couldn’t fall asleep again. So I went up, ate breakfast at the candle lights and began to “work”. Last week, I decided to sew a band around our carpet in the living room, since our hooverrobot likes to eat the fringes. But what for a good/bad idea: good, because it makes the carpet all clean and protected from the robot but bad because it killed my hands and back and neck and took so much time! But I finished this work today, taking rests and making something else in between.

The something else in between is mostly my illustration project. I’m now done with the poster of asian animals. I’ve done 4 new animals today, which, togheter with the others 5, completed a poster. For each animal, I was also curious and watched some videos on youtube. If you have some time to spend on youtube, I recommend you to watch how kanguroos give birth and how the baby climbes to his/her mother wounds. It’s pretty impressive. Another anmal to check is of course the platypus. I knew quite a lot about this animal, but far from everything. Check it out!

Here is my art from today:

poster_asie

75%

This is week 30 here, in our travel to have a bigger family. It means that 75% of the loading is done. In 10 weeks,  we will have to take care of a little person. 

This little person is right now moving like a fish in my stomach,  pushing all the things that were here before him/her in some strange places. Heartburn, hello! The nights are OK but I need to think when I lay down,  in order to have a good position that will last at least half of the night. And in the morning,  even if it’s Saturday,  I wake up around 6 and need to eat breakfast. Which I’ve done while M is sleeping deeply. 


Two weeks as married woman,  I never felt so lucky to share my life with my husband.  Still unusual to call M eith these words, but nice!

We have a mission this weekend: after exactly one year in our flat in Uppsala,  we will register to the library. I know the date when I’ll stop to work so I plan to read! Yeah!

I also finish the illustrations of African animals and I even received a printed poster (illustrations made by me). I am happy with the result so I’ll print others!

Ok, I’ll try to sleep a little more for now. Have a good weekend! 

Automn 

Every year I spent in Sweden,  I feel blue during the automn. This is may be a little special with the hormon overdose that my body is producing but it doesn’t help me to make is less blue. I had a pretty awful week (in my point of view,everything is to put in the right reference) and I felt like I just want be home alone witj my man and my belly. People around come with advices and again: I could ask if I wanted some.

This morning,  I took myself out in the sun. I was alone downtown with retired people and I saw two mandarin ducks sleeping close to the river. I also bought some material to fix our carpet in the living room: we have a hoover robot that loves to eat the carpet’s sides and these need to be fix.


And yesterday,  when I came back home, it rang at the door. It was flowers. They now “sitting” in one window and every time I look at them, I feel happier. In one hour,  I’ve been married for one week to my wonderful husband and this thought gives me strength.