My baby girl almost never falls asleep on me anymore. But big changes (she’s started bottom shuffling around the house; I now have a little shadow as I go about my daily tasks) and a couple of tumbles when she got adventurous today, have resulted in one worn out Munchkin. #wheredidshegetsuchgorgeouslashes? #takethelostoneblowandmakeawish #whatwouldatenmontholdwishfor? #munchkin #sleeping #tenmonthsoldforjustonemoreday #baby #growingsofast #preciousmoment #neededsomecomfort #bothofus ;)

My baby girl almost never falls asleep on me anymore. But big changes (she’s started bottom shuffling around the house; I now have a little shadow as I go about my daily tasks) and a couple of tumbles when she got adventurous today, have resulted in one worn out Munchkin. #wheredidshegetsuchgorgeouslashes? #takethelostoneblowandmakeawish #whatwouldatenmontholdwishfor? #munchkin #sleeping #tenmonthsoldforjustonemoreday #baby #growingsofast #preciousmoment #neededsomecomfort #bothofus ;)

Gluten-free Raspberry Friands

New Baking Blog: Gluten-free Raspberry Friands

I had an itch. I needed to bake. It had been so long that my Kitchen Aid had a light coating of dust!

The cover of What Katie Ate has been giving me cravings for friands for quite some time. They don’t exist here and certainly not in gluten-free form. The delicious raspberries in season provided me with the perfect excuse.

As I don’t have a friand tin I decided to use a cupcake pan and they…

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Feel like I’m getting my baking groove back. Other than the fact my pavlova broke a bit when I moved it to the platter, it was nearly perfect. I served it with fresh berries, salted caramel sauce and homemade vanilla bean ice-cream. A great dessert for a lovely sunny day!
#organic #glutenfree #berries #delicious #joiningthegymthisweek #summer

Feel like I’m getting my baking groove back. Other than the fact my pavlova broke a bit when I moved it to the platter, it was nearly perfect. I served it with fresh berries, salted caramel sauce and homemade vanilla bean ice-cream. A great dessert for a lovely sunny day!
#organic #glutenfree #berries #delicious #joiningthegymthisweek #summer

One of the things I’ve learned to love about motherhood, is the need to slow down. Whilst a lot of the time adding a Munchkin to the mix means you’re adding chaos and what feels like a boat load of stuff (gone are the days of walking out the door saying “keys, wallet, phone”). There are lots of times you have to accommodate a go slow. Munchkin takes naps every 2 to 2 1/2 hours at present. This makes for quite a bit of time in parks or going for long drives in the middle of the day. I’m learning to schedule them in, not to feel frustrated and to enjoy the down time. #motherhood #munchkin #morges #lake #switzerland #nap #inowlugapicnicblanketeverywhere #baby #tenmonths

One of the things I’ve learned to love about motherhood, is the need to slow down. Whilst a lot of the time adding a Munchkin to the mix means you’re adding chaos and what feels like a boat load of stuff (gone are the days of walking out the door saying “keys, wallet, phone”). There are lots of times you have to accommodate a go slow. Munchkin takes naps every 2 to 2 1/2 hours at present. This makes for quite a bit of time in parks or going for long drives in the middle of the day. I’m learning to schedule them in, not to feel frustrated and to enjoy the down time. #motherhood #munchkin #morges #lake #switzerland #nap #inowlugapicnicblanketeverywhere #baby #tenmonths

I couldn’t resist! I had to have a quick attempt at faux gold guilt on the mock up of a little someone’s birthday invites! #needmorepractice #likeitsofar #abeethemewithnexttonoyelloworblack #harderthanyoudthink #firstbirthday #invite #baby #bee #geometric #coral

I couldn’t resist! I had to have a quick attempt at faux gold guilt on the mock up of a little someone’s birthday invites! #needmorepractice #likeitsofar #abeethemewithnexttonoyelloworblack #harderthanyoudthink #firstbirthday #invite #baby #bee #geometric #coral

Crochet rattle ball

New blog: Crochet rattle ball (free pattern)

One of Munchkin’s favourite toys, ever since we bought it for her when she was just 6 weeks old, is a soft ball made of cotton that has a bell in it. It was fabulous as all the seams are on the outside and she could grab, throw and play with it very easily. And as she’s grown, she’s continued to enjoy it. Almost every day it gets launched across the room or skittles over the floor, tinkling…

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Do your little ones magically change overnight too? I swear someone sneak in and swapped my baby with a toddler this weekend!

#whendidthathappen?! #baby #tenmonths #munchkin #mischief #definitelymydaughter #lovesshoes #notwearingthemthough #chewingonthem #orthrowingthem #converse #flavouroftheweek

Do your little ones magically change overnight too? I swear someone sneak in and swapped my baby with a toddler this weekend!

#whendidthathappen?! #baby #tenmonths #munchkin #mischief #definitelymydaughter #lovesshoes #notwearingthemthough #chewingonthem #orthrowingthem #converse #flavouroftheweek

Ramblings: Ten and a half months in; a report card.

New blog: Ramblings: Ten and a half months in; a report card.

I thought I’d be shopping for publishers right about now. I didn’t tell anyone apart from my close friends and some family, but my grand plan for the first year after Munchkin was born was to put together a craft book.

I thought that every day I’d wander into the studio during Munchkin’s nap time and that by the end of a year I’d have a book.

We’re ten and a half months in, and I’m not even…

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My crochet cherry pattern is featured as a covergift in the latest issue of @molliemakes magazine! It comes with the hook, thread and a brooch back so you can make and wear your own. 
It was such a joy to work for #molliemakes, it’s one of my favourite magazines!
I’m sorry I don’t have an actual kit to show you yet, the postman hasn’t bought my hard copy and I subscribe digitally :)
#crochet #cherry #design #brooch #hurryupmrpostman #waitingisagony

My crochet cherry pattern is featured as a covergift in the latest issue of @molliemakes magazine! It comes with the hook, thread and a brooch back so you can make and wear your own.
It was such a joy to work for #molliemakes, it’s one of my favourite magazines!
I’m sorry I don’t have an actual kit to show you yet, the postman hasn’t bought my hard copy and I subscribe digitally :)
#crochet #cherry #design #brooch #hurryupmrpostman #waitingisagony

I haven’t baked in ages, but this mornings dreary weather called for it!
I made up a batch of #glutenfree apple, cinnamon, almond and strawberry muffins, by adapting the recipe from @whatkatieate. They’re delicious!
I hope you’re having a splendid Sunday and much better weather than us! :)
#baking #muffin #strawberry #apple #organic

I haven’t baked in ages, but this mornings dreary weather called for it!
I made up a batch of #glutenfree apple, cinnamon, almond and strawberry muffins, by adapting the recipe from @whatkatieate. They’re delicious!
I hope you’re having a splendid Sunday and much better weather than us! :)
#baking #muffin #strawberry #apple #organic

I’m a little (ok, a lot) in love with the Forrest wall stickers I found for Munchkin’s room today! They’re by Mimondo (Bumoon). Designed in France and made in Italy. They’ve added a bit of whimsy into Munchkins room; she loves them!

I’m a little (ok, a lot) in love with the Forrest wall stickers I found for Munchkin’s room today! They’re by Mimondo (Bumoon). Designed in France and made in Italy. They’ve added a bit of whimsy into Munchkins room; she loves them!