Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Mother of All Rallies

We made our way to Canberra for the Mother Of All Rallies, which turned out to be a wet day, but nevertheless there was a great energy in the air.
Ginger had celebrated her birth day (and so had I!) a few days earlier so it was very fitting and lovely to be there with my little homebirth babe whose entrance to the wolrd changed my life in so many ways.

It was a fantastic turn out. The whole time I was wondering how many people were there. I guessed in the hundreds but media reports range from 2000-3500, so that is fantastic!

Considering 99.9% of people came from outside of the ACT it really demonstrated how passionate we are about homebirth. How important it is in our lives.

I met loads of other homebirth mummies, it was so great to put faces to so many names.

We have such a long way to go. Our fight has only just begun. Despite statements made by Nicola Roxon just days before the rally, the federal government has every intention of making homebirth an impossible choice for Australian women, and this is an utter tragedy for all of us.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What have I been doing?

This set was one of my customs. It went to a spunky little girl the same as a Ginger :D

This is my possum in her new longies. These are from WOOLfganic Merino from The Dye Pot. So beautiful. I just adore this colourway. It's called Tallullah.

My cousin and his partner welcomed their first child recently. A baby boy. This is the package I sent to them.



I'm going to have a small break before I continue with the custom list. I just feel I need to knit a few things for my own kids for a bit :)
They are a tad neglected.

When I get back into it there are three names still on the list and after that I'm not knitting anymore customs for a while. It will be a novelty to knit for myself and my children and it will give me time to take on more charity projects and projects for gifting.

So a list update:

** When your slot is coming up I will contact you to confirm whether you would still like it and if so I will require a deposit of $40. $25 of which is non-refundable. This is simply to cover myself in case I place an order for yarn, or dye the yarn or even start knitting and you change your mind and cancel your order.