Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Routine is not a Four Letter Word & New Baby Quilt Book

So, all have a good exy (xmas) and new year's? I hope! We got spoilt, well Stevie sure did! I felt like all the extra pressies were for me because I got to open them all and I love toys and kiddies books! Joy!

I have been leaving blogging till last on my priority list and have been putting Stevie and house chores first. I am attempting to put her into a routine for my own sanity, and the promise of a happier baby that doesn't cry much for her own sake. We have dealt with what I think is colic and feeding problems and my own anxieties of looking after a baby so this seems to be the right way to go for us. So right this very minute I am rocking her to sleep in my free arm which is a big no-no in the routine guide but we are just establishing her nap times so I'll deal with sleep issues later.

On to other things!

Thought I'd fulfill one of my promises and tell you about a new crafty book published by Lark Books that I am a part of. It's a modern craft book, of which there should be more of in the world. It's a book of modern baby quilts. I am very much looking forward to seeing who else was involved and what quilts they came up with. Apparently I'll get my gratis copy around mid year.

The book is called "Quilts, Baby!" Here's the link: Quilty Baby Book. Looks like it's already available for sale.
My quilt is called "for the love of nature". And below that piccie you can see the front cover, which my quilt is featured on! I was super happy to see that they chose mine to be on the front cover as it gave me a boost of confidence in my quilt designing skills at a stage where I was thinking that my quilt probably wasn't that great and maybe I could've done better! Ahhh, the ever self criticising artist I be!

So yes, I am still lurking here and I do have a new print waiting in the sidelines for the reopening of my shop. But I am leaving that until I feel capable of fitting more into my day as I'm trying not to pressure myself into doing one million-zillion things. I can be very hard on myself like that, so it's time to ease up. Though I am currently knitting a ghastly looking redback spider for my Mum. Urgh! Half an hour each evening after the nappies are washed and the dishes are done!

(I know of someone who got bitten by a redback. Urgh! He got bitten on his perineum and actually drove himself to hospital in excruciating pain!)

Seeya soon... :)


Georgie Love said...

My maternal health nurse was positive about a routine for the kidlet - you can't win, everyone has different opinions. General opinion is that Ruby is snacking, not having meals so now we are not supposed to feed her more than every 3 hours during the day and 4 at night. It's going to be an interesting few days till she works it out! :-(

And more stevie pics!

futuregirl said...

w00t! The *cover*! So awesome. :) I love that quilt.

Danielle McDonald said...

We are own worst critics aren't we?! I do love your quilt and it looks stunning on the front cover. I will have to keep an eye out for the book. Congratulations!

Smudges and Blips said...

Congrats on the cover! I LOVE it!

Chrisy said...

oh wow...and on the cover...congrats to you....and with bub just follow ur heart...they grow up so fast...after reading ur spider story i find myself squirming on my chair!

Victoria said...

Congrats on the cover! Very exciting!!

Kate said...

I purchased a little deer from you ages ago on Etsy.
It is the most precious little thing that watches over my (5 mo. old) daughter from a little shelf, as she terrorizes everything else in her nursery, and tries to eat all in one fell swoop.
Congrats on the cover!

kirsten said...

a big congrats on the book!
clever you.

Shannon Melville said...

Your quilt is great, very graphic and funky can see how they chose it for front cover as it is a bold design.Well done :)