Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The joys of motherhood

Being a mum is truly one of the hardest and most challenging jobs in the world despite what anyone says.

Nothing could have prepared me for what was to come.

The last five months has been so many things.
Tiring... Did I say that already?

There are so many moments where I wish that I could stop the time and just have a minute and soak it all in.

The time where we both fell asleep on the floor exhausted.

When you woke up next to me and just smiled and did your sweet little baby talk.

When you tried to grab my face but left a big scratch under my nose because you don't quite
know what gentle means yet...

The smiles I get when I jump in front of you and tell you that 'I'm gonna get you, I'm gonna get you!

But then how frustrated you get because you want to play and sleep at the same time
and when you get annoyed because you don't know what you want.... And sometimes, either does mummy...

I think I expected there to be some kind of 'baby manual'. Somewhere that would tell me what I was suppose to do... But for some reason, I just can't seem to find 'this' manual.

I look forward to hearing the first word that comes out of that little mouth. What will it be? Mama? Daddy? bug?
Who knows, but all i know is that I don't want to miss it.

Ah the moments.....

I am in love.

I love you my sweet little Jacob, all I want is for you to grow up big and strong and most of all, happy.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Can I please have more hours in a day??

Time has flown! I don't even know where to start with this entry, I think that is why I have been avoiding this blog. There is just so much happening that my brain feels all mushy.

My lil guy is almost 4 months, 4 months!! I started him on mushy cereal yesterday and he LOVES it! I have to say that I am so over bottle feeds and I think he is as well, I can just tell he wants something more.. feeding is now a lot of fun and we both really enjoy it.
Ok enough of the obsessive mama talk (I can talk about Jacob all day!)

In other news, I have opened up my first supply shop, Zips Galore. It has been long over due. It is just another thing to keep busy with. I love a new business adventure! At the moment the shop is only small but depending on the demand, I will be adding more colours and more sizes in the next few months.In other shop news, at the moment I am working on a wholesale order so the shop has been looking a bit sad.. i have loads of new items coming but I just need some time to take the photos, then I am all set!

Ok, gotta keep it short as not much time until the lil guy wakes up and I have a ton of dishes the wash up.

Love you all xoxo

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tweet Tweet

Ok, so I signed up to Twitter like a year ago... I never used it because I just didn't understand what all the fuss was about. For some strange reason I went back yesterday and now I am truly addicted!! How does this happen!? I now sit on my mobile looking at what is new on Twitter while waiting for the little man to fall asleep (he tends to get a bit upset when I leave the room, but we are working on making this better). If you want to follow my useless ramblings feel free!! http://twitter.com/oddsnblobs

Over the past week I have listed my new Travel Gift Sets. I think these just make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves to travel! You can buy the items separately but you save if you buy the passport cover and eye mask together! I will be adding some more sets in the next coming weeks.

At the moment I am working on a bunch of new monster pouches. These are some little babies in the making, they are just waiting to be eye balled and smiles to be sewn, then onto pouches they go!! Don't forget, all of my monster pouches are unique and are NEVER relisted. Another perfect Christmas present :)

Now, off to do more tweeting! :)


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Has it really been that long!?

Oh my! It feels like I haven't blogged in weeks! Where do my days go?? I have been trying to find a minute in a day to get so much done! I have soooo many news items to be sewn up but where do I start I keep saying to myself!! I have been busy with orders and sending these out to customers is my top priority so often listing new items which have been made up weeks ago can take a while! Good news is that I have updated the shop with new eye masks and new pouches! I listed 5 new pouches last night and they are all made from NEW fabric so my store is looking nice and fresh :) I also have a bunch of new fabric coming in the next week so again there will be lots more to look forward to!
I can't believe that I have spend more time on my shop now that I have a baby then I did when I had a day job. I think it is because I move so much faster as every minute that jacob is sleeping is precious time! It doesn't last long so I have to make the most of it! At the moment he is napping only a couple of times a day and they are only about 1-2 hours long. I am lucky to get 3 hours some days!!

Ok, enough said, I have a sleeping baby and new passport holders to be finished!!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Quiet days..

You may have noticed that the shop has been a little bit quiet over the last week.. Finding sewing time each day is much harder with a baby then I thought it would be! I think I have been fitting in around 1 hour every couple of days but fear not! I will be adding around 10 new pouches and pencil cases next week. We have some relatives staying with us at the moment so i am not sure if anything will be added this week but I will do my very best :)

Last time I mentioned that I had a new item coming in the the shop! I now have sleep eye masks available in the shop!! A few have sold since I listed them so I think there are only a couple more left but I have a bunch more waiting to be sewn up (just need more time in the day!!)
I cant help but think how much I could have ready to put in the shop if I had a whole day free.. Some how I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon...

Until next time, ta ta!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Oh my, what a week!

This week I reopened the shop!! I am not sure if it is a crazy thing to do with a 3 week old baby. I have been having some withdrawals without my shop, I think it helps me to keep my brain going. I had no idea how hard it would be to run on broken sleep. I think I am getting around 4-5 hours sleep a night! It is hard to stop during the day to take a nap. Thankfully the little man has been quite sleepy during the day. This gives me some time to list new items and pack orders. Christmas time should be a hoot!!

I have listed a few of my monster passport covers. I am sooo in love with these!! I listed a bunch of monster pouches the day i reopened but they sold straight away so I have some more in the making at the moment. If you want one you will have to be quick!!

Before I go I have to leave you with the latest photo of the little man. It was taken when we got out of the bath. awwww this guy just melts my heart! I love you baby boy xoxox

Friday, August 7, 2009

Not long now!

I am super excited to let you all know that my shop will be RE-OPENING within the next week!
I have felt a bit lost without it to be honest, even though I am in desperate need of getting more sleep than I am at the moment I can't help but want to get back in touch with new and existing customers!

While I was sitting around for the little man to make his appearance I spent a lot of time creating new items for the shop as it had been a while since I added some new stuff. I am excited to show you all my monster passport covers along with many new other designs. I have over 30 NEW items to be added once the shop opens which will give my shop a bit of a face lift. (Sorry about the bad photo, it is hard to get a moment to pick up the camera these days without Jacob wanting to be held every minute of the day).

I also have a secret new product which will be hitting the shop in the next week. I found a great need for this item after the arrival of the little one but you will have to wait to find out what it is!!

Last night we took Jacob out for a little drive. He looked so cute in his little white outfit, he looked like a little eskimo hehe.

Well time to take as many photos as I can get of the new items so I can start listing everything!!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy 1 week birthday little one!

I cannot believe it has been one week since little Jacob was born! Time has gone so fast!! We are all learning that he likes to sleep during the day and want to stay up all night! Hopefully we will grow out of that soon!! I am starting to look like the green eyed monster.

It is amazing how you learn to do everything so much quicker when you have a baby. I used to potter around doing the washing, having a shower, cleaning the house, now it is, wham bam thank you mam!!!

I have also learned how to type with one hand while he is sleeping on my chest and doesn't want to be put down. I think I should have this new typing technique to perfection by the end of the week!! :)


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Baby Jacob is here!!

And he is so precious!! I was induced on Saturday night (25th July) and had a very quick 2 hour natural labour with no drugs at all! I still can't believe it! I am so in love with this little guy, I spend every waking hour with him. Oh yeah, he is a whole 9 pound baby!! (4kgs). I am sure to be posting many more pics of him :)

Time to try and get some sleep before he wakes up! :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

11 days to go!

me at 36 weeks

The count down is on!! I am only hoping that this little guy comes out soon. There is only so much day time TV I can watch. I haven't updated the shop in a long time mainly because I know that it soon will need to be closed. I am saving all of my new stuff I have made for when I reopen.

I have closed my made it shop (well, it still is open as you can't put it in vacation mode) but any orders that do come through will have to wait to be contacted on when I will be able to start sewing again. My Etsy shop will close tomorrow night.

It is so hard to know when I will be able to reopen as I still don't know what I am in for but all I do know is that I will be spending every waking hour with my new bundle of joy. I truly cannot wait to hold him in my arms! I think I might just because one of those obsessive mums, he is all I can think about!

I will be sure to update this space with some pictures of him as soon as he is here!!

I will also still be checking my email regularly (thanks to having an awesome mobile with email-how did I live without it before!) so please continue to send any emails if you have any questions!

Jess :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Where to start...

I have been busy this week! I had a large custom order and finally got around to finishing my memo pad covers. I LOVE them! They came out so much cuter than I was expecting!! You can find them in the shop but be quick! The Blue Garden one has already gone! Next on the 'to do list' is A5 Journal Covers.

This was the custom order which I just finished! Now time to focus on more new things!!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My back hurts...

I think my baby has dropped... I have such bad back pain and I feel like there is a brick lying on my bladder... Only 9 weeks to go.. Is this where it all goes downhill I till I meet my little man. Here is a little peek of what I am looking like at the moment... A chubba if you ask me :) (excuse the bad photo, mum's camera was about to die).

On the weekend I also relocated my craft room to the back of the house. The light in this room is sooo much better and I have a lot more space. I have finally setup two separate sections. craft table and computer/laptop desk. Before I had my laptop with my sewing machine and I was always becoming distracted and never got anything done!

Well that's it for now... I think I need a back rub :(


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Eek! I need to have a sort out!

My stock box is starting to over flow. I need to invest in a few more of these boxes! I might even need to soon have a sale and try and make room for lots more new stuff!I have added lots to the shop in the lat few days! I have really enjoyed making my new gadget pouches. I love them all! Your camera is sure to be safe in one of these babies!!

And on a Molly update, well, $350 later we found out that she is ok. The vet couldn't find anything really wrong with her ear so he has given us some ear drops. she doesn't like them too much :/

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My poor little Molly

I am trying to keep myself busy because we had to take our little doggy to the vet tonight. The poor little thing has had an itchy ear for about a week now so they have had to sedate her to fix it... We are waiting for a call to know when we can pick her up. I felt so bad leaving her, she was very sad :(

In the mean time I have tried to keep busy with finishing up my new gadget/camera zip pouches. These pouches have padding inside so they are PERFECT for your camera or phone. I didnt realies how hard it is to work with padding! I think all up I did 3 prototypes to get it perfect! I have also top stitched near the zip so it looks neater. What do you think??

Off to make lots more!! (And hope that the vet calls soon!)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Back from Holidays!

Queensland was so awesome! We did lots of shopping and eating. I had to come back and share with you all the most coolest chocolate place we went to for breakfast!! Check it out!! It is a place called Max Brenner.

It was chocolate overload, we felt sooo sick afterwards!

It is nice to be back home though. My baby belly is getting bigger by the day so it is nice to be in the comfort of our home. I can;t believe that i am 30 weeks!! Not long to go now! I also got straight back in to sewing. It is so sad but it is all I wanted to do while I was away! Is that bad??

Good news was that I got one of my custom orders finished today. I fall in love with everyone of these monster pouches. It is hard to part with them!

I have plans to bring out a bunch of new monster stuff soon! I won't give too much away yet, you will just have to stick by. It shouldn't be too long!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fun stuff!

Today was a fun filled day!! I started the day with some house work and then headed off to the shop. I got some super cute stuff too!! I was also in need of a new note book for my new ideas and got the cutest one I could find! Only $2.5o too!! Gosh I LOVE $2 shops! Are they just the greatest!? It is amazing what stuff you can find there!

I have also OFFICIALLY finished my full time day job. I still can't quite believe it. It doesn't feel real yet. I am really looking forward to heading off to Queensland to get some rest and see some family. I think I will then be ready to go on with bigger and better things with Odds & Blobs.

I will try and check in while I am away and let you know how it is all going.

*Please remember that any new orders which come through in the next week will not ship until May 12th when I return.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just a short break

I thought I would just quickly update you all and let you know that not much will be happening in the shop over the next couple of weeks.

I have been really sick over the weekend and because I am pregnant I can't take anything for it so my recovery has been slow. This is my last week at my 'real' day job which is very exciting! After Thursday I am a free woman until baby junior comes! I will be spending most of this time working on new and exciting things for the shop. So I promise there will be lots happening in the middle of May.

Husband and I are also heading off to Queensland on the weekend so any orders place after that date be be sent out the week after however I will still be checking my emails.

Take care all!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Last day for your chance to win!!

Hey Guys!

Don't forget that today is the last day for the giveaway at On the Dot Creations! Make sure you check it out for your chance to win!

This week I had a delivery of new fabric! Most of the pieces are very small so I will be listing some SPECIAL EDITION Pouches! Make sure you snap them up quick because once they are gone they will never be back!

Stay tuned to get a sneak preview!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


It is time for a GIVE AWAY!! Do you want a free pouch?!?

Julie at On the Dot Creations is having a giveaway on April 14th and I will be giving away one of my monster pouches.

All you need to do is visit my etsy shop, find an item which you like, then head back to Julie's blog and leave a comment with your favourite item. You will then be in the chance to win! Easy!!

Make sure you check out her blog tomorrow for when it starts.

Have fun!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

So much sewing to be done!

Isn't it amazing how you can go months and months with no motivation and then BOOM! There isn't enough time in your day to get everything done which you wanted to do? I have had a blast making new items for the shop on this long weekend. I have a bunch of coin pouches sitting here to be sewn up and listed. I didn't realised that I only had 1 coin pouch in the shop so I will be stocking up the shop next week with all new coin pouches! You can have a sneek peek above to see the first ones which will be listed. I have also started to use interfacing on all of my new pouches. This will make them a bit more sturdier.

I don't know if I mentioned it in my last post that I am going to be making up some travel wallets... Well I was hoping to have at least one made up by now but it has just taken so long to get the pattern right as I am making this all from scratch. It is 100% my own design. Hopefully I will have the prototype made up by the end of the week. It all depends on how much patience I have :) I have stopped and started the project about 10 times already!

Well things to sew and photos to take.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter!

I cannot believe it! The Easter long weekend is here! I have started my morning early and finished all of the house work for the weekend so I can spend the WHOLE weekend making more new items for the shop!

I have listed the first batch of my 2 tone pencil cases. The top one is my fav :) Last night I also finished up some new passport covers, oh they are soooo cute!!! I am in love with them all. I will take photos of them today and add them to the shop.

I am also working on a new design for a travel wallet to hold your documents, boarding pass, a pen, coins and other goodies. I am super excited! I have been stuck in a rut for so long that it is nice to be able to have the motivation to want to make new stuff. I just wish the sales would pick up.... Oh well, it just means more time sewing instead of packing orders.

Stay tuned, I will be back soon!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My Cupcake Obsession

I have been busy loading up the shop with lots of new items with NEW cute fabric. My FAVOURITE at the moment is the Patchwork Cupcake fabric (in the above image). I can't help but want to make everything with this fabric!! I have some passport covers soon to be listed in the shop also with this fabric.

Make sure you check out the shop for all new pouches! More are being listed this week end along with some new 2 tone pencil cases.


Friday, March 6, 2009

NEW Monster Packaging

I have finally updated my monster packaging!! I love it! it is hard to see in this photo but it has a nice yellow background and a little drawing of one of my favourite monsters, (my first monster I made actually!)

Check out the shop for more little monster, I have 6 on my desk at the moment waiting to have to have eyes sewn on... They will soon be ready for adoption! make sure you check back soon!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lots of new activity in the shop!

I have just added my NEW monster POUCHES to the shop!! I have so much fun creating my little monsters and thought, 'why not include them on my pouches!' I think they have come out really well. Check out my shop to see all of the others! Still more to be listed, they should be up with tomorrow if i can get out with the camera!

I am also going to be taking part in another GIVE AWAY at On the Dot. at the moment I am not to sure what i will be giving away but feel free leave some feedback!!

bye for now!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Well after a lovely 2 month break I have decided to get back into it!! I am starting off slow so I have just re-listed some old stock but I am slowing making new items. You might have also noticed that I have added my Monster keyrings and brooches to my shop. I started to put these in a separate shop but soon learned how hard it is to run 2 shops!! I have more monster items coming and well as new pouches so hopefully it doesn't look too all over the place.... I can't help but make these little guys. They make crafting fun. I love sewing but being able to play around with felt and buttons just makes it that little bit more fun and mixes things up a bit!

Thanks for everyone who has managed to stick around. You guys are great!