My Vintage Childhood

My Vintage Childhood: February 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sweet 1st Birthday for Sarah.....

Sarah had her first birthday yesterday. Goodness me, how she has changed our world and lives beyond measure just as her brother before her. I'm sure I am like many other mothers out there who spend a moment on their child's birthday reflecting on their child's birth. I certainly have, as it was such a special day in more than one way for us.



Five seconds and the "table" is clear.

We had a lovely day and with Ben taking the day off for extra family time, so it has been a rather relaxed and sweet day for us and our sweet girl.

We headed to Mount Tambourine in the afternoon for some sweet treats for afternoon tea to celebrate.



Happy Birthday baby girl....from Daddy.



Hmmmm waffles and ice cream.


Playing peek-a-boo and other silly games with mummy's notebook.

Celebrations aren't over yet as we decided just yesterday to have afternoon tea on Sunday afternoon, so we will have the Ben's parents, brother and his wife here as well as Sarah's godparents hopefully for some cake. Keeping it simple, relaxed and in the family.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Imaginative Play Fabric Tea Bags.....

What a year it has been! Tomorrow Sarah turns one, and there is very little she needs or requires so the Ben and I opted not to buy her a gift and instead I have made a very simple little something for her.

At just one year old she is very much a girl and likes a tea party, pretending to stir a spoon in a cup and pretends to feed herself and everyone else in the family. So to extend on her and Cohen's imaginative play I have made some fabric tea bags from vintage fabric scraps, denim and a few other bits and pieces.






I also made up up a little lace trimmed mini tablecloth using a thrifted pillowcase, with thrifted lace trim. The two little napkins are again made from a thrifted pillowcase, The two cloth tea bags used up denim and fabric scraps and some elastic and so super simple to make

I'm looking forward to tomorrow as the Ben is taking the day off, so we will be having some family fun. We are planning are little afternoon drive up to Mount Tambourine for some tea and cake.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Knitted Vintage Girls Wool Vest with Australian Fauna.....

I have just one sweet find to quickly show you today, as I have been in Brisbane to meet with felllow bloggers. A dear friend of mine tagged along with me for the day, we had a great time and we also managed to check out the Suitcase Rummage whilst in the area.

For this weeks finds, I wanted to show you this incredible cute, wool cardigan vest found this week. It's a child size button up wool vest, it's so soft and cuddly with simple Australian animal motifs. I just love everything about this vest it's just sweet, simple innocent made under the label G'day Mates and it's hand knitted in original 100% pure Australian wool.



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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tie Dye Terry Towelling Cloth Nappies.....

I've often spoken about breastfeeding in posts and trying to work my vintage style around it. But what you may not know about us is that we also use cloth nappies full time. We mainly use Modern Cloth Nappies, but with it being summer it's hard to pass up the good old terry square that has graced many of our own bottoms back in the day.

I thought I'd show off these lovelies. As you know I love colour and I'm always up for something different. A dear mummy friend of mine tie dyed two dozen terry toweling nappies for me. Below are just some of them.




We even have tie dye bodysuits , this picture was taken when Sarah was several weeks old. I can't help but smile when I pop these tie dye nappies of colour on Sarah. Between a tie dyed bottom and vintage finds for her and myself, I have a mini-me in the making.

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