Monday, February 21, 2011

Pink meal

I made pink pasta a couple of days ago... just because I can and I thought it's be fun. All I did was boil some beetroot, mash it then add it to my pasta dough (and take out one egg). Tahi loved it and helped with the rolling of the pasta, and the eating of it of course. I added some homemade ricotta and some mashed choko (some sort of local courgette), a glurg of olive oil and voila, some totally decent and edible homemade pasta. Yum!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Boy month... oh boy!

It's boy month over at one of my favorite blogs, Dana Made It, jointly with Made By Rae. Check them out for some creative inspiration and cool tutorials.
Since 've just had a second boy, I felt inspired and compelled to try and put a few garments together. I'd already made a few tops for Miro, a diaper bag and a sleeping bag (I've since made another one). I also recently made him some pants/ leggings out of an old tee shirt of mine that had become too small...

mini art journal challenge: weeks 43, 44 and 45

I've managed to catch up on my weekly cards, here they are!
Week 43: "sCaRy!". If there's one thing that's always given me the chills and made me shiver, it's cockroaches.
They render me completely helpless, I can't even move my arm to kill the damn thing!
I remember being really scared to go to the toilet at night as a kid because I thought cockroaches would crawl up from inside the toilet bowl... yuk!

Week 44:"Home". As I've mentioned in an older post, we would  like to build an earthship one day. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, a simple google should enlighten you.

Week 45: "Self realization". I wasn't too sure about his one, so I don't know if there's a real message in this card!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Our little boy was born a week ago already!
He was born at home, early tuesday morning while his brother was asleep next door. It was an amazing experience, completely the opposite from Tahi's birth (emergency cesarean) which was quite traumatizing for me. I had a great midwife and I am so grateful to her and to the New Zealand system that allows us to choose this form of "alternative" care (as opposed to dealing with doctors and obstetricians). The last four months of my pregnancy got quite stressful at stages because of a condition called obstetric cholestasis (which I had with Tahi as well) but I stayed positive and actually managed to get rid of this "no cure" disease. It made me more confident in my birth choices and I felt this baby wanted to be born at home. And he was!
Half an hour after he was born we were all sitting on the couch in the lounge, Josh cooked french toast with homemade plum jam for breakfast (yum!) and some fresh peppermint tea. The sun had just come up and the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful.

I haven't left the house much and Miro has been feeding and sleeping like a newborn, so I even had some time to whip up a light cotton cocoon for him. It's been so hot here he hardly needs any clothes (great for skin to skin time!), and the cocoon is just what I needed to keep him lightly covered. I was inspired by some beautiful ones I'd seen on Etsy, but they looked much too warm and would have taken too long to get here. Unfortunately I didn't save the seller to my favorites and now I can't find it anymore!
The lining is made with an upcycled organic fair trade cotton tee shirt from KowTow.