40 weeks and 2 days (talk about a lazy entry title)

I got to see “Walk the Line” (loved it) and I got to do my regular Saturday morning trip down to the Market and then spent the rest of the day napping on and off.
It’s so cold here now. Fog and haze sat over the suburbs for most of the day and I suddenly find myself wanting to knit again. I remembered this pattern from Knitty and went hunting but realised that by the time I finished it Amelia would probably be too big. I think I may have to go and fish out my old Rowan pattern books and start dreaming of yarn again. It seems to happen every winter.

I went ahead and ordered a subscription to Ottobre Design magazine so thank you for all the glowing reviews. I have promised myself to make at least as much stuff out of it to make back the subscription price in savings on kids’ clothing over the coming year. Even four or so decent appliqued (or stenciled!) t-shirts will probably do the trick. When ordering before the end of July you get to choose a free gift so I selected a basic t-shirt pattern which looks easy and cute.

Does anyone know if there are any other kids’ sewing pattern magazines available that are worth looking at? I want to write a little thing about it on Kiddley in a couple of weeks and my knowledge is lacking.

Anyway, Big-P has just made me a cup of camomile tea and we have an episode of Wonder Falls to watch so I’m over and out!

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17 Responses

  1. xenap72@hotmail.com says:

    And here I was getting all excited thinking your absence was a good sign! It just could be tonight, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.Enjoy your last few days being pregnant, I think you miss those times when it’s all over and done with. Well, I know I do. Kx

  2. Claire,
    You’ll love Ottobre but I have to tell you that there aree serious side effects to subscribing – you are sure to come down with a bad case of European fabric envy!!! They have such wonderful fabrics that we just cannot get here in Australia. I hope that one day there are enough readers and sewists of Ottobre designs for me to see if I can stock European fabrics in my store.

    Any way happy sewing when it arrives.


  3. Hi Claire-Hopefully you are in the delivery room as I’m typing. I love my subscription to Ottobre and just renewed for another year… I have yet to make anything, but their summer issue has some pieces that I’m hoping to sew up soon. Enjoy the subscription.

  4. I always look at my sewing machine longingly… I have no time (it seems) to sew with my two little ones… when do you find time to do it?

  5. Topkids is a wonderful Pattern Book for childrens clothing But you can only get them on ebay now but there is always plenty to buy

  6. I haven’t been peeping into your blog much lately, but now that I was here and saw that you’re expecting any day now, I just had to say hi. I’m only two days behind you and still waiting… I wish you all the best for the upcoming BIG event! 🙂

  7. It is getting so close now Claire, good luck.
    Love the Tigger jumper, I think you will be too busy to knit that one though.

    I do hope your next entry is a photo of your newborn.

  8. I ordered it too, after reading your blog the other day. I’m so excited for it to come! Hopefully the international shipping won’t be too slow!
    I also started a Flickr Group. (I told you I was excited…I don’t even have my magazine yet, geez!) Once you get your magazine, you should come join!

  9. Oooh, fingers crossed for today, tonight or tomorrow.
    Can’t wait for the announcement

    On another note, I move back to Melboure at the beginning of August… By then, I hope the weather will have evened out and maybe have begun to get warm again. I can hope! I will be coming from the frightfully humid Japanese summer. Ouch

  10. melissapaine@hotmail.com says:

    No entry tonight… hopefully bubs is on her way.
    Can’t wait till we get to see a pic… 🙂

  11. Ottobre is great! Unfortunately don’t know of any others. Good luck with everything.Cheers

  12. Hmmm… There has been a destinct pregnant pause in blogging. Are things happening?

  13. hmm… something tells me that you are in labour now. I just can feel it.

  14. Hi there!I would recommend Burda – I believe they have 2 annual kids issues. I really like their patterns and I feel they fit the kids as their adult regular patterns fit adults (I would argue they make the best fitting patterns out there). I don;t know about Austrlia, but here in US you an subscribe through GLP News: http://www.glpnews.com/EN/index.html.

    Congratulations on your new baby and thanks for the wonderful blog.


  15. khassandrayianni@yahoo.com.au says:

    Hello, I too am in the liminal waiting for baby zone at the moment. I discovered your blog a few months ago and wondered if all the crafty cuteness was making its way into my dreams (how good are vivid pregnant hormone driven dreams!). I was telling a friend about my new found craft-blog obsession and he sent me back a link to your website – weird thing being that he is an old friend of yours, Dom Pettman. Melbourne is such a small world. Good luck with the bub appearing.

  16. burda is always good for basics and funky european fashions – they have a childrens pattern mag too – even though a german mag it now comes in english