Monday, February 9, 2015

First trip to the beach

 Sand in her toes!


 Cold water!
 I'm not sure about this, Mamma!



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Abby's Naming Day

 Last weekend, we formally welcomed our daughter to the world and the circles of our family and friends with a naming ceremony. We acknowledged her grandparents,
 named three godparents, two of whom were in our bridal party, and promised to do our best by her.
 As with our wedding, I was really torn about how Pagan the ceremony should be. Part of me wanted to go all out - we've been to Christenings, after all. But another part is really wary of alienating loved ones by doing so. In the end, we asked the elements and the Lord and Lady to bless her within a more secular ceremony. The only comments I had were really positive, so I think it worked.

 And I had to make her a smocked dress for it. It was a bit of a rush - only finished on the morning (and a few little details could still be done), but I think it looked pretty good, and I'm so glad I could make her something special for her special day.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This year's gingerbread houses



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Abby's Christmas Dress




Made from a vintage layette pattern, this slip dress is fully lined and made from a remnant. I got my mother-in-law to make a nappy cover to go under it - I would have done it myself, but only finished the dress on Christmas morning.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's almost Christmas!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Abby's First Christmas Tree

 Our new decorations - Andrew's, Abby's lightbulb, and mine
 One of our decorations from Murano
 Abby putting her decoration on the tree
 Andrew putting his on
Andrew thinks it's not a Christmas tree without the Defiant and Ewoks.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Guinea Pigs

 We have guinea pigs again!
 This is Bintan

 Titch

and Bali

They live with Filleap

and Nox.