Monday, 12 September 2011

Lets knit for charity!

I am organizing a little Knit-Together for the Special
Care Baby Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford

I've started to knit little hats for the babies in SCBU, i'm not that talented when it comes to knitting. I can only manage scarfs and hats! Now it's getting colder i thought it would be a good idea to knit little jumpers, cardigans and hats for the little ones.

As it's Christmas soon, i wanted to do something special for their charity SSNAP

This is a subject very dear to my heart...

My son Finlay was born at 32 weeks, weighing just 3lbs
I had the perfect pregnancy (Or so i thought...) When he was born, there were many complications, some i'd rather not mention.
At one point we thought he wasn't going to make it.
If it wasn't for the help of the midwives, nurses and doctors, he wouldn't be here today.
SSNAP really helped me, and i can't thank them enough for the support they offered me and my partner through a very difficult time.

This is Finlay today...

I am so grateful to everyone who works in SCBU, they really are angels.

I would love and really appreciate it if everyone that follows my page would knit maybe 1 or 2 items (Or donate wool, patterns etc.) that i can take to the unit.
My son has 4 routine check-ups every year and his next one is on Monday 7th November
(So ideally items should be sent to me by 1st November)

If anyone would like to help, please can you send me a PM or leave a post on here so i can contact you with my address to send the hats/clothes too.

I've already started knitting...

This little hat would fit a 24 week old premature baby.
If you would like any links to websites for patterns please let me know :)

I hope everyone can take part, it's such a worthwhile cause
The unit doesn't have money to buy clothes, nappies, sensory toys, blankets etc. They rely on donations and support from the government.
If you would like to donate to the charity there is a link on their website

Thankyou for listening to my story
I hope everyone can help out and keep a little one warm this winter with some handmade knitted items

Love to you all, Jodi xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Currently knitting....

I've decided to knit myself a fluffy scarf for the coming winter months...
This photo was taken last night (It's a bit bigger now)
But what do you think?

Hopefully this won't take me too long :)
I think it's safe to say the summer days are almost over!
Are any of you guys currently knitting anything exciting?

Love to you all, Jodi xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

My Cupcake Swap & Homemade Pizza!

Today i received my Cupcake Swap parcel from
The Krafty Cupcake
I was so utterly suprised about the quantity of goodies i got, and i will admit, like my last swap i entered. I did get a little emotional. Some people are so incredibly kind, and i really hope that Sue enjoys mine.

All my wonderful goodies, Thank you so much Sue :)

Strawberry Scented Cupcake Cushion

Aren't they beautiful? I got 10 of these gorgeous Rose cupcake toppers

I hope you have all had a fabulous Swap, looking forward to seeing all your parcels filled with goodies!

Keep your eyes peeled for a future 100 Follower Giveaway

On another note...
Me and Finlay went for a long walk this morning. We went down the river, to the park, post office (to send m swap parcel) and to Sainsburys to grab some 'pizza supplies'
We made Mini Naan Pizzas, with cheese, tomato, ham and peppers.
I cut up all the ingredients so Finlay could put what he liked on his naan, this didn't work...
He just ate all the ham and cheese!
So Mummy helped him (a teeny tiny bit)
Here is Finlay's homemade pizza!!

Doesn't it look delicious!?

Finlay enjoying his yummy pizza :)

I bought Annabel Karmel's new book 'Top 100 Meals in Minutes'
Finlay is much more adventurous with his food now, so really looking forward to creating new recipes.

Hope you've had a lovely day, it's been very sunny here :)
Love to you all, Jodi xx