Wednesday, June 22, 2011

For Indi...just because...

Because the sheet I need for the quilt backing is still in the washing machine.

Because I have a gazillion things to sew for the caravan and this is not one of them.

Because Miss Pepper is playing quietly alone in the other room.

Because I am the queen of procrastination.

Because the scraps in my bin looked way too cute to chuck out.

Because I haven't made you a pillow case or doona cover yet and you haven't complained.

Because I hate the vampire t'shirt you currently uses as a hottie cover.

Because I made one recently for The Hottie Challenge and still had the pattern.

Because it often feels like I have no idea when it comes to the parenting of a 10 year old girl.

Because you let me hold your hand all the way to school today.

Because life sometimes looks complicated for a ten year old girl.

Because I adore you and think you are so ace!

I hope you like it. x

And my super duper brooch package arrived.
Aren't I a lucky duck!
Thanks Flaming Nora!
Thanks Susie.

See ya later hot potata! x

24 comments:

  1. I hope she likes it - I am sure she will! I kept my Miss G home today just to chill, she's still in her pj's.

    Love to you xx
    Rach

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  2. Super awesome! Lovely post sweet mama.

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  3. Because it is made with love by you she will love it.
    Because you are so darn inspirational I love popping in to visit.
    Because you are going on a caravanning trip of a life time soon I am dreaming about far away places :)

    xx

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  4. Love it Kate, and so will she.
    Your brooch/es are gorgeous and so perfect!!

    PS. i have a brand new 10 year old today! (can hardly believe it)xx

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  5. Cool stuff! What a lucky girl. Thanks for the link back. xx

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  6. Sometimes it's just nice to do something special for someone, even if you don't have much spare time :)

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  7. because you're an awesome, loving, thoughtful mumma.
    It's gorgeous Kate, and she will love I'm sure.
    xo

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  8. this is way more important than stuff for the caravan anyway!!!!!! TK xx

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  9. This is such a lovely post. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your great blog. I've just dug out my nan's old sewing machine and have been trying super-easy projects! I would love to try making a dress for my little girl. (am already beginning to grab thrifted pillowcases and duvets in a bid to add to my stash!)
    Anyhoo, am your latest follower so I don't miss out on your crafty ideas.
    If you get a minute, do pop over and visit my end of blogland. I love thrfting and a little bit of crochet too.
    Xx

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  10. So did she like it?
    If not, I could happily change my name to Isabella or Indira or maybe Ignatius!!!
    I'm off to check out 'Flaming Nora'. Best blog name I've heard in AGES!!
    xx

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  11. what a lovely 'just because' present, bet she love it :)
    i absolutely love making things for my children, it is one of the best things ever about being a crafter isn't it. Amelie had a sleep over the other night and she took with her her pillowcase with her name on it, her quilt and her toilet bag, all made my moi, what a great feeling!

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  12. Love the use of your scraps, it looks great. Glad you got spoilt with some lovely goodies too :)

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  13. What a gorgeous hottie cover! I'm sure she loves it :) Sometimes we just have to do what feels right at the time I think. (My little one has a thing for vampires too... and pirates.) Love love love your brooches! You lucky thing - they are just divine :) Kx

    p.s. not making a comment in any way but I have to tell you the word verification is"mumental" :0)

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  14. Awww they are always your little baby no matter how big they get. What a beautiful mummy moment x

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  15. Hello, today I pop in to your lovely blogg, I just love the pictures. I am a big fan of retro vintage fabric and old bed linen.... My oldest daughter is going to live in Australia for one year, and I hope she will find some nice sheets for me;)) I am looking forward to read more on your lovely blogg. Best wishes from Wilhelmines blogg in Norway.

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  16. What a great post, and such a good way to use scraps.

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  17. I bet she loves it as is very Cosy tonight :)

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  18. How beautiful... the post and the hottie, made with so much love. I can feel the warmth from here :o)

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  19. What a lovely mum you are!! This post reminds me of my own mum when I was little - she sewed me a 'mini mum' doll so I would have something to cuddle and pretend was her when I was at sleepovers, camps or feeling sick and needing some TLC... She's such a giving mum and so are you - your girls are so lucky, as am I!

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  20. You're such a gorgeous mum Kate, and I get it... the love that goes into every little stitch. This post made me all teary-bleary eyed.

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  21. i know this is almost a year old but can i just say (again) how much i look up to you as being a mother just that tiny bit further along in the journey from me.
    you are so insightful and intentional, i really hope to be as true to my children as you are to yours. so much respect!
    thank you!
    (we are heading away for an 8 week "stationary road trip" 7 hours north of where we live and i'm trawling your pre-trip posts for tips and advice!!)
    have a lovely weekend
    Dee XO

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