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I’m an Auntie

A few weeks back, I became an auntie, again. This time it was my youngest brother, who had his first child, miss M.

My other half’s brother has two kids, so this isn’t my first rodeo in terms of being an auntie, but there’s something also rather special when it’s your little brother having kids & this is his first. There are announcements online that he has made in public forums, one of which went viral with over 18k in likes. If you like hockey give my brother a follow too. He’s a fantastic writer & also does a weekly podcast.

My Brother is a DAD!

The great thing about being an auntie is that you can make all the stuff you wanted to make yours but, were too worn out to to do. So, little Miss M is going to be thoroughly spoilt. It’s a shame that with COVID I am unable to actually get these items to her in person, but maybe in several years time when I do finally get to see her, it will be more memorable? At any rate, I’m happy that the postal system exists.

Playmat for Miss M
Hungry Caterpillar, Flowers & Rainbows themed Playmat/ Blanket

So here’s a little sneak peak of the blanket/ playmat made. I used the Hungry Caterpillar themed cotton spotted fabric I have & some of my lovely smooth minky rainbow & flowers fabric to make this one. It’s just under 40″ square, so it’s a decent sized playmat/ blanket.

I had originally planned to have taggies all around this blanket, but because of it’s size & the fact that I wanted it to be multipurpose (both a colourful playmat & a blanket), I opted for a simpler design.

I look forward to seeing pictures of my little niece with it, I just have to be patient, because, for now it’s still on it’s journey over.

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Been a while

I apologise that it’s been a very long time between posts. I have a great knack of forgetting my passwords, which helps in dragging out when I post to my pages. I have tried writing down passwords, but then I always seem to forget which password goes with which username, in my efforts to to uber secure. I should probably just pretend I didn’t work in the IT field at all, previously & just write out a huge list of all my usernames & passwords & tape them to the wall, for all to see. Not as secure, but way less frustrating than the current system, but I’m a sucker for punishment, so I’ll just continue making things hard for myself, because I can.

Lots of things have happened of late, but it’s been so long I’ll start with something fairly recent.

Last month I was very excited to be interviewed by Anne Walsh, a local artist, as part of her Awesome Artsy Mom’s series. You can check out the interview on Youtube. I talk about some of my passions & what drives me to create the things that I do.