Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I've Been Papercrafting!!!

Well, here it is... my first papercraft project completed since the birth of Oliver just over two weeks ago... his birth announcement cards;

I have been working on these since arriving home from hospital, but of course the demands of a new bub means less time for crafting... what with the nappy changing, breastfeeding, and endless piles of washing!!! That said, this is by far much more than I had expected to achieve so early on after Oliver's arrival. I guess I'm just lucky that Oliver is a mostly content little boy, and that DH and Matilda are very helpful.

Anyway, back to the cards... I made 20 of these 3.5 inch square notecards, using white Colormates and blue Swiss Dots Bazzill, together with Paper Inklings rub-ons and tiny blue Beutron buttons. Inside is listed Oliver's stats.

I plan to also make some thank yous for the many generous people who have given us the most thoughtful gifts in celebration of Oliver's arrival. I probably have close to 50 to make so I will need to keep it VERY simple!

Well, that's it for me for now. I'll leave you with a recent pic of Oliver, taken yesterday (two weeks and one day);

Sunday, September 20, 2009



Oliver James Western...

Little brother to Matilda...

Born 10 days early via caesarean section...

At Kaleeya Hospital at 1.17pm on Monday 14th September 2009,

Weighing a huge 9 pounds 8 ounces...

And measuring 59cm long, 38m head diameter.

We joined James and Tilly at home on Thursday (according to Tilly, "Everything is back to normal").

Ollie is settling in wonderfully - he sleeps well, he is very content, and loves his milk...

We have so far been spoilt with love and well wishes from everyone we know. Thankyou!!!

We are all doing well!!!