Saturday, January 26, 2008

the world is an exhausting place

as you can see, the little man isn't quite so little anymore. He seems to be growing "like a mushroom", no wonder, since he can't seem to get enough of the boob. Typical male, I guess. He's now three weeks old, how fast the time is flying. I just want to wrap him up and keep him like this for ever. I look at willow now and he looks so big, and I have trouble remembering either him or fin being this small.
We've had a couple of weeks of weird january weather here, it's been very autumn-ish, so I had to make the little guy some pants, as I have an aversion to babies wearing only terry towelling bonds suits, they just don't say a lot about a person, do they? No, I didn't make these from scratch whilst looking after three children, these were some I had half made from before he was born, so I only had to hem them and put in the elastic. Even that took a while.
I also managed to do the button holes on this little dress and sew on the buttons, so that it can go forth into the world today. After this series of minor conquests, I got all cocky and thought I could keep going, so I decided to do a little alteration job that arran's mum asked me to do about two months ago on a stretch top. Yes, I should have known that this was a bad idea, as stretch fabrics and I don't really get along all that well, but I thought it would be ok if I overlocked it. No. Now my overlocker is unthreaded, my worst nightmare, and I am faced with having to get the book out. I am not someone who can concentrate on reading a manual at the best of times, but in my current sleep-deprived state, there is no way I am going to be able to focus. Maybe I can get mr.arran to do it, he's already tried theading it for me, the darling that he is.

I've also just listed a few kids' tshirts on etsy, modelled by my very enthusiastic little helper. I'll probably be listing a few more things over the next couple of weeks.


Claire Falkingham said...

He's just gorgeous!

Levin (and Emily) said...

wow - he looks like his biggest brother. love the pants. it is amazing how quickly they grow up and how big the others look in comparison. i remember when julian was my little boy and then louis came along and julian looked so big and seemed so grown up. good luck this week with the school/kindy run - hope the boys settle in well.

Victoria said...

How cute are those pants! And they say a lot about him, or, you.

ada sunday said...

I am so glad to hear that your fear the rethreading of the overlocker as much as I do. Horrible horrible things. I'm sure I've been reduced to tears many times with my inability to cope with rethreading. And big school for Willow. I can't imagine how I will feel when the two of them go off. Jasper is beautiful. I have big boys as well.