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Apologies I've been neglecting my blog again!!


Who are you I hear you cry!!! Yes I am still about honest :0)

I will be 35 weeks pregnant on Thursday which also happens to be my 32nd birthday....eek!
As you can imagine I have been busy getting ready for my baby coming, going to antenatal classes etc.

I have also been busy knitting these 2 chaps above, they are in the process of being tested to become CE safety certified & I have been typing up their knitting patterns. 
You may recall them from a while back. They are 2 monsters from Erica Martyn's The Peepos collection.
For more of her collection click here.

I have also knitted my baby boy a kooky cat, made him a nappy stacker & re-covered our family moses basket which is over 40 years old & has had both my brothers, sisters, myself & my nieces & nephews in it!!
The material for the nappy stacker & moses basket was a gift from the very lovely Helz Cuppleditch



Finally for today I would just like to say thank you to my followers & for their lovely comments. I apologise I don't get around to visit you & comment back like I use to. I will try I promise!!

Big hugs
Helen & Baby Bump!!
xxxx





Comments

Jill said…
Ooh Helen, how exciting, not long now!! So thrilled for you. Looks as if babe won't be short of cuddly toys! Look after yourself. Jill x
Oh, how exciting! I love all the sweet things you have made for your little man. That Moses basket is beautiful. How wonderful to be able to prepare for his arrival with all these precious handmade things.
Blessings on you & your little man and Happy Birthday, dearest. :)
Twiglet said…
What an exciting time - best of luck and hope all goes well for you and baby bump. x Jo

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