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My brave boy [Feb. 13th, 2007|11:41 pm]

A week and a half ago my little 3 year old started walking hunched over in agony and only hours later after a trip to the hospital and then another trip in the ambulance to the Childrens Hospital he was having an emergency operation on his kidney. This came totally out of the blue and only the day before I had written my previous entry saying he was doing so well! He is going very well now, but we don't know what will happen with his kidney long term. He needs more surgery, as he has a tempory stent at the moment. He was very brave throughout all of this and I think he is amazing love him so much. Here he is, playing around and making us all laugh, like he always does! As a mother I have to say this is the hardest thing to go through, and I kept wishing it was me instead of him.  I appreciate everyone who has bought one of my little bears. Thank you.

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Tiny crochet Teddies for Good Friday Appeal Royal Children's Hospital [Feb. 3rd, 2007|10:56 am]


Three years ago, my youngest son Ewan had major kidney surgery at the Royal Children's hospital here in Melbourne. He was 5 weeks old, and it was a very scary and worrying time. He still has check up's there and will continue to be monitered. Thankfully, it looks like he won't need another operation, although one of his kidneys will always be in the wrong place down in his pelvis and retaining fluid. The hospital atmosphere and the friendly staff made our stay easier. Every year we donate money for the Good Friday Appeal This year, I have decided to make 20 little bears and donate the sale of them to the appeal. I am selling them for $15 (plus $3.50 postage) and so hopefully I can donate $300.

Here is Mitten with one of the bears. I have decided to make them on order, and it will take one week from the order date for me to make and send them. I have set up a new paypal address and will withdraw the money and donate it as soon as I have reached my goal. So, if anyone is interested you can email me or just send $18.50, or $23.50 for International orders to All prices Australian $ I can make any colour you like as I have lots of wool! Thank you,

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Grumpy Roly Poly's [Jan. 8th, 2007|09:40 pm]

I have been finding it incredibly hard to get anything done lately, so after having 10 little dolls with blank faces for a couple of weeks, I decided to give them a facial expression I have been doing everytime I think of all the things I need to do. Then my middle son started to giggle at them, and my eldest son started shouting 'Give them tears, they need tears!' and we all ended up laughing about them, which was what I REALLY needed to do.  The hair colours were partly inspired by a cousin, who reminds me of myself at 15 skulking with my dyed black hair and lipstick around outside the ANU bar*lol* 

They are in my etsy shop Thanks for looking, and Happy New Year to everyone!
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Roly Poly's now in my etsy shop! [Nov. 26th, 2006|12:33 pm]
It has taken me weeks, but I have finally got 8 little roly poly russian dolls in my etsy shop.

I have made a few batches lately for and Romp in New York, but I haven't had them in my own shop for a long time. Sorry for the short post, I am currently doubled over in agony after eating what must have been bad satay at the Flemington Markets today. I have never had food poisoning before, but I think this is it. ouch! Stay away from satay!!
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Easy Living Magazine [Nov. 21st, 2006|05:17 am]
I am very excited as I found out recently that a shop that sells my little dolls sent some of my dolls to the UK magazine Easy Living and they have chosen to feature them in their December issue. They are in the gift guide section. I have not seen it myself in real life, but I have this scan. I feel so happy about this, and I see in Lily and Agathe they have sold all but one. Another lot is going to go on their way to France tomorrow. Here is a little picture

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Teeny Tiny dolls and sock monkeys [Oct. 29th, 2006|02:24 am]

It has been so long since I updated! I have been very, very busy with 4 children, but I am finally getting more than a couple of hours sleep a day and feel so much better. I have even been able to make some new little crochet things. I have made mini Blythe size rag dolls and sock monkeys.

They are for sale at my etsy shop

Sorry for the quickie post, but I have so much housework etc to do while Lola is having a nap ( I never know how long it will be, usually only 20 mins!!). Here is a little photo of Lola now 8 weeks. Very happy and talkative, cute and alert.
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Crochet Today Magazine [Sep. 26th, 2006|11:09 am]

I am so excited as I have just received the Oct/Nov issure of Crochet Today Magaine by FedEx ( FedEx deliveries are exciting in themselves-makes me feel like Bobby Bowfinger).  They ahve the monkeys I designed. I like how they are photographed, but I think they should have flown me and my middle son over, don't you?? He is such a good mini model. I haven't read the magazine yet, might take me a while with Lola and the boys keeping me very busy. I see Jenny/Sew Darn Cute has a crochet hook cozy featured too- Yah! 


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Lola 3 weeks [Sep. 21st, 2006|06:15 pm]

cute lolly
Originally uploaded by ohsewpretty.
I am still here! I am very exhausted and vague, but still ecstatic about my little girl. She is like a doll come to life and I am really enoying buying her cute summer outfits. Yes, the weather is warming up here and today she wore this little outfit and enjoyed having the warm sun on her arms. Lola is a lot like her Dad I think, but she seems to change every day. Look at that tummy!
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Lola Eloise Rose [Sep. 2nd, 2006|11:56 am]

Here is our new baby! She was 12 days late, and born on the 30th of August. We are all heed over heels for her and she is such a calm little girl. Lola has dark chocolate coloured hair and was 3.8 kilos/ 8 pounds 7.  After all the waiting she was born very quickly. I was only in labour for 3 hours, thankfully!  The boys are besotted with her and fighting over who gets to hold her.  I am very tired, but very excited!

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Due date [Aug. 18th, 2006|03:40 pm]

Today is our official due date, but I have no signs of going into labour. It is a funny feeling because you count down to this day and then it is a bit of an anit climax!  I have a cold/cough at the moment so it is probably a good thing as I need to be able to breathe during labour.  I have relied on my breathing as a way of managing pain in the past, but I am trying not to think about that 'p' word at all! We all just want to hold our new family member and it is hard not to feel a bit impatient.

On a different note, these babushka bears are now at Cecilia who runs the shop is really lovely and was wonderful to deal with. It really does make a difference when you work with someone like that! 

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