Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts

02 February, 2014

Playing with Headscarves...

A few weeks ago I decided to draft my own headscarf pattern for baby Stephanie.  I see headscarves everywhere at the moment and just adore them.  The 50's-60's style ones look super cute on little girls.  My friend is always posting pics on Instagram of her gorgeous toddler Zara donning funky headscarves. So I thought I'd whip one up for Steph.

21 November, 2013

Three Months - She's growing too fast...

Can you believe it!  Stephanie is now three months old.  Yes... I say this with all of my babies, but she truly is growing too fast!  Perhaps it's because she is our last baby?  All I know is that time seems to be flying by.

27 October, 2013

Two Months...

I'm a tad late with Stephanie's 2 month growth pic...
 but I suppose it's better late than never!

The time is just whizzing by!  

02 October, 2013


Obviously, I haven't had much time for blogging, let alone sewing of late.  But I just had to share with you these gorgeous images that the wonderful, multi-craft talented Jos from Sew. Cook. Laugh. Live did for me recently.

Warning..... They will make you cluck!!!

18 September, 2013

One Month....

As predicted, time is just flying by!  Our lovely little Stephanie is 6 weeks old today.  

Can you believe it!!!

(posted on instagram today)

17 August, 2013

Introducing Miss Stephanie Violet...

Say hello to the newest member of the Cass Can Sew family....

Miss Stephanie Violet

Stephanie arrived on Wednesday 7th August at 9.32am, weighing in at a teeny tiny 6lb 2oz (2816 grams).

25 July, 2013

37 Weeks and Counting...

We're half way through week 37 of this pregnancy now.  

I've given baby instructions that she can make her entrance into the world anytime now.  And frankly, the sooner the better!  I'm a bit over this being pregnant thing now.... as you do when you get the end!

I think I have everything ready to go now.  

Singlets... tick!  Onesies.... tick!  
Blankets, wraps, etc.... tick!  
Nappies, wipes, creams, ointments... tick!  
Teeny tiny socks & cute little mittens... tick!  
My hospital bag is packed.... now all we need are those contractions!!!

To say I'm eager to meet our new little princess is an understatement!

11 July, 2013

Ruffle Butt Newborn Harem Pants...

I couldn't resist whipping up just a couple more pairs of sweet little harem pants for baby #3 this morning!  Seriously, it's just such a super easy project!!!

This time I sweetened them even more by adding ruffles to the back.

I don't think there is anything more adorable than a little bubba girl with ruffle butt bottoms!

Looking at these images again now has made me decide that they NEED a sweet headband to match!

And look!  She's already trying to get into the photos!!! 

We're at week 35 now!  At my last appointment the midwife said that I'm measuring a week ahead!!!  Perhaps I should start taking bets for when our little bundle will arrive?

You can find the free pattern and tutorial for these adorable pants here.

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25 June, 2013

A delightful little Baby Shower...

On Sunday a bunch of us Brisbane Bloggers with lovely round baby bumps got together to celebrate our impending arrivals.  

{Image courtesy of Sew, Cook, Laugh, Live}

The guests of honour were Renee from Nee Say, Yours Truly, Trudie from My Vintage Childhood and Cate from Life Behind the Purple Door.

The weather turned out to be beautiful for a day at the park by the beach in Moreton Bay.  We had a lovely morning, catching up with some of my favourite local bloggers and meeting some of them in real life for the very first time!

I received some really adorable gifts, which was not surprising when you think about how creative us blogger types are!

Most surprising, not to mention overwhelming, was the gorgeous bassinet that we each received from Dorel Australia (the face behind fantastic brands like Mother's Choice, Safety 1st, MaxiCosi & Quinny).

I can't wait to adorn this bassinet with lovely vintage floral bedding for our baby girl.

Now that the Baby Shower has been celebrated I can finally share with you the teeny tiny gifts that I made for all the soon to be arriving babies!  So stay tuned later in the week for a post that will have your ovaries aching!

A big huge thank you goes out to the ladies at Blog Power Events for organising a lovely morning and another big thanks to Dorel Australia for a truly gorgeous gift!  

{Image courtesy of Blog Power Events}

Thank yous also need to go out to Anne from Domesblissity for organising a fantastic gift pack from Gaia Skin Naturals, filled with baby lotions, powders and more.  

And also to Jos from Sew. Cook. Laugh. Live for the sweetest little crocheted baby turbans you ever did see!!  

{Image courtesy of Blog Power Events}
To Renee for the most scrummiest choc brownies that I've ever devoured and Cate for the perfect little album, already for us to fill with special baby memories.

{Image courtesy of Blog Power Events}
Thank you to Rachel from Redcliffe Style for the lovely handpainted balloon canvas, which will go perfectly with the nursery theme I'm planning and to Lisa, better known as Mrs BC for the huge big jar of Jelly Beans... all the red and pink ones have been gobbled up already!

Big hugs go to Trudie from My Vintage Childhood for the most wonderful vintage goodies, including a sweet little vintage dress, Patchwork & Applique Book, a beautiful vintage pillowcase which I can already envisage as the most gorgeous dress for a little princess and also for the vintage wooden spools!  That lady knows me all too well!

{Image courtesy of Blog Power Events}
Phew!  That's a lot of thank yous!!! 

With 7 weeks to go, I'm really starting to get excited now!  Not to mention nervous that I haven't come close to being organised yet! Eeek!

What's the best baby shower gift you've ever received?

20 June, 2013

Cass Can Knit...

I'm not sure what came over me, but yesterday morning I had the sudden urge to get out my knitting needles.  I haven't knitted anything in roughly ten years.... so I completely surprised myself when I remembered how to cast on without any trouble at all.

When it came to starting my first row, I got a little stuck!  So I put out the call for help via Facebook and was met with many calls to have a look at youtube.  Rachel from Little White Dove reminded me of the little knitting repetitive chant...  In the hole, round the needle, come back through, and off the needle .... but I just couldn't get my head around it.

As soon as I viewed this youtube tutorial from Good Knit Kisses , I was on the right track!

So much so that I even got straight back to purl stitch!  

I've decided that knitting is like riding a bike!

I hadn't set out with a plan of what I was going to knit.  I'd cast on 30 stitches and was quite prepared to just knit a swatch before starting on an actual project.  But as the rows increased I decided to try and turn it into a pixie bonnet for baby number 3.  

I drew inspiration from this sweet free pattern I found over at Knit and Bake.

It's quite simply a rectangle folded in half and stitched closed at the back.  I added a button up strap, using one of my vintage fabric scrap, self covered buttons.

How cute is that pixie point!!!

I borrowed Hannah's baby doll for modelling purposes, but will be sure to post some pics in about 10 weeks of this bonnet being worn by it's intended recipient.

I had forgotten how much I love knitting!

I've been scouring the interwebs this morning looking for my next project.  Pop on over to my new "Knitting Love" Pinterest board to see what I've got in mind.

If you are looking for a good beginner tutorial, The Crafty Expat recently posted a beginners series that you can find here.

Do you knit? 

18 June, 2013

It's all about babies...

This week seems to be all about babies at Cass Can Sew HQ.

And with 8 weeks to go until baby number 3 arrives, I think things will just get more and more baby orientated!!!

I finished my first of many projects for baby #3 this week.  These adorable bloomers were whipped up thanks to the free pattern and tutorial over at See Kate Sew.

These were so stinking cute that they had me scouring pinterest for more baby things to make.  There are so many great free patterns and tutorials out there now for newborns!  I'm hoping to have a go at most of the ones that I've pinned before baby arrives.

I also refashioned one of my old knit tops into these teeny tiny harem pants for newborns.  Such a seriously easy project, especially if you've got a serger/overlocker!  You can jump over to the tutorial and free pattern here.

I attempted a newborn aviators style cap with the left over shirt fabric, but it turned out a wee bit too small!  I even had trouble getting it to fit Hannah's baby doll.

On Friday, Hannah and I are off to the Brisbane Pregnancy and Baby Expo.  We'll be up bright and early for this one, as I've been invited to a special bloggers breakfast with Dorel Australia, where I get to have an exclusive look at the newest range of car seats and prams and new fandangle baby products.  Should be fun!  And who am I to say no to a free breakfast!!!

And then on Sunday, after a long awaited postponement... it's time for the Bloggers Baby Shower!  Can't wait to head out for the day and catch up with some very dear bloggy friends.  I'm sure there'll be loads of comparing baby bumps and good laughs!

Since this post is all about babies, I thought it apt to leave you with a bump pic with a difference...

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15 May, 2013

Bloggers Baby Shower...

I'm so excited about this!

The lovely ladies from Blog Power Events are organising a Bloggers Baby Shower next month and I'm one of the special guests!

Joining me will be three other glowing Mumma's.  Trudie from My Vintage Childhood, Renee from Née Say and the crafty Cate from Life Behind the Purple Door.

If you happen to be in Brisbane on Sunday, 2nd of June, I'd love to see you there! 

For more info about the day, contact the girls at Blog Power Events via email at or via Facebook.

It should be fun!!!

17 April, 2013

We're Half Way There...

Okay... well just over the half way mark!

22 weeks to be precise.

I know that some of you are eager to know if this one is team pink or blue.  

The middle ultrasound image may give you some sort of an idea..... but if that doesn't give it away for you, my newest Pinterest board should give it away.

I'd better start sewing for this little one!!!

If you have any suggestions for must do newborn patterns or tutorials, I'm all ears.

08 February, 2013

The mother of all excuses.....

As some of you regulars may have noticed, I haven't been posting as regularly as I usually do.  This is something that has been gnawing away at me and led to my right eye developing a slight twitch!

Things have been hectic!  We've just gone through Christmas, school holidays, teething from the toddler and some super crazy weather!!!

But as the title of this post suggests.... I have the mother of all excuses to explain my lack of posts.  I've thought about the multitude of clever and witty ways that I could explain my reasons to you.... but to be honest, I'm just too tired right now! lol.

So this pretty thing that I've made with the help of  Antique Images and the ever faithful picmonkey will have to suffice!

Yes sir-ee!!!  I'm pregnant!!! 

You may recall me mentioning back in December that I had big plans for 2013.... well they don't get much bigger than the arrival of another sweet baby to our home.

We're all pretty excited, as you can well imagine.  Emily is helping me count the weeks as they go by.  I'll be 14 weeks this Monday... that makes baby due around the 12th August.

We've already been lucky enough to see baby via ultrasound at 10 weeks and all is well.  It was so cute to see two little legs kicking like crazy and two little arms waving back at us.  Can't wait for the next scan to find out what we're having and then I can get busy sewing stuff!!!

So if you don't see me around as often, it's more than likely due to exhaustion, or the occasional bout of morning sickness (although that side of things is hopefully almost over!).

Aahhhhh!  I feel so much better getting that out in the open!  I'm so terrible at keeping my lips zipped about this kind of goss!  I think I did well to keep a lid on it this long!

So get ready to have your Pinterest feed flooded with Baby tutorials and ideas in the near future!!!

I can't wait to share with you the next installment of this bubba's journey!

11 January, 2013

My Favourite Play Dough Recipe...

Hannah has finally got to the stage where she "gets" activities like painting & play dough.  I love this stage of development.  It's such a joy watching them grow and learn through creativity.

I can't take credit for this Play Dough Recipe.  It was given to me years ago from Emily's Day Care teacher.  I've tried several different Play Dough recipes over the years, but I always come back to this one.  It never fails and lasts for ages.

What you'll need...

2 Cups Plain Flour
1 Cup Salt
4 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
2 Cups Water
2 Tablespoons Oil
Food Colouring

Make it....

1.  In a large saucepan, mix the dry ingredients
2.  Add 2 cups of water to a measuring jug and add oil and a few drops of food colouring
3.  Gradually add the water mix to the dry mix, until mixed well
4.  Cook on stove top on a medium to high setting for about 3-6 minutes, stirring constantly
5.  You'll know when the dough is cooked because the mixture will leave the sides of the saucepan and form a mass
6.  Once cooled. Knead for about a minute and then you're ready for play!

** Store dough in a plastic container so that it doesn't dry out.  It should last a few months.

I'm enjoying watching Hannah learn how to roll little balls, big balls and big long sausages!  It also gives me a giggle to see the scrunched up look on her face when she tries to taste the salty dough!

Happy Playing!!!

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10 July, 2012

The Things You'll Let Your Kids Get Away With Just To Get Something Done!

Hannah has had fun this morning!

My sewing room floor & my bits & bobs... not so much!

All this destruction happened in the space of about 8 minutes while I was cutting out a pattern.  If you look really closely, you'll note the hundreds of tiny little silver hearts scattered everywhere!!!

Does anyone want to come over and help me pick them all up?

Yeah.... didn't think so!!! Haha!!

Linking up with wise & witty Jess from Diary of a SAHM for #iBOT

02 May, 2012

Today we paint...

Hannah made her first master piece this morning.

 Quite a tasty masterpiece apparently!

I found the recipe for this home made paint over at The Imagination Tree.

All you need is flour, water, dish washing liquid & food colouring!!!

Although, the recipe asks for a cup of detergent, I only used about 1 tablespoon.  That was probably a good thing as Hannah would probably be blowing coloured bubbles after eating it!

What crafty ideas do you have that are suitable for 13 month olds?
We're going through a bit of a stir crazy stage!

27 March, 2012


My baby girl celebrated her 1st Birthday over the weekend!

Time really does fly!  I've been through all of this before with my eldest daughter Emily, but I'm still astounded at how quickly babies grow and develop!

My precious Hannah Rose started out at 5lb 13oz and is now hitting the 11kg mark!
I love her little chubby legs, her cheeky smile & gorgeous brown eyes!
She can walk, clap hands, loves to read books & has a cheeky little sense of humour!

Here's how we celebrated her 1st Birthday...

We had a lovely day in the park with some of our closest friends & family.
As you can see, I think her favourite part was when Mummy let her shove fistfuls of cake in her mouth!!!

I can't wait to see how much more she grows in the next year!!!

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