An Announcement

That sounds a bit formal, doesn't it? I just couldn't decide on a good post title so decided to keep it simple.

You may have noticed that I haven't been blogging as frequently. And no photos of me have appeared for a good few weeks.


And maybe you wondered who the happy green hippo was intended for?

If you need another clue, here's my most recent finished knitting project:


Come on, you must have worked out my announcement by now?!

That's right, I'm pregnant!

(obligatory bump photo with added clashing stripes)

I'm very pleased to be able to tell you that we are expecting, and I am currently 20 weeks pregnant.

Woo hoo! Needless to say, we are both very excited and I am planning lots of lovely things to make. So, I'm not planning to go all 'mummy blog' on you, but my upcoming makes will have a maternity/baby slant, no doubt.

For those who are interested, I have been feel very well so far and have been lucky enough not to feel sick during the first trimester. Apart from a voracious appetite and a bit of tiredness, I was very well. Now in my second trimester the most noticeable change (apart from the growing bump) has been the super-charged hormones, to which I am still adjusting, but I'm feeling great so far.

I do have a couple of projects which I have been waiting to share with you, so expect to see those very soon.

K x

p.s. For those detectives amongst you - colour of booties is not an indication of gender, only of the colour of wool in my stash :)

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  1. Kerry, how wonderful! Congratulations :D

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  2. Congratulations! You look fabulous! x

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  3. Congratulations! Glad the first trimester went smoothly, hope you sail through the rest!

    Alison
    x

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  4. Yay! Congratulations! I'm loving all of these sewing blogger babes that keep popping up around the world. I'm excited to see your maternity makes.

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    1. Thank you - I have a couple up my sleeve to reveal soon...

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  5. Congrats!!! You'll make a fabulous crafty mama. :)

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  6. Congratulations, love the little boots :)

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    1. Thank you - they are cure aren't they?

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  7. Baby! How great! Congrats and I look forward to following along the sewig side of this journey :)

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  8. That's wonderful news Kerry, I'm so thrilled for you. Can't wait to see some of your baby craft projects. Congratulations! x

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    1. Thank you Jane! I've been doing a good bit of knit and crochet for the wee one, but no sewing - yet!

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  9. Ooooh, congratulations lady!!! This is such exciting news and I look forward to hearing about your journey and seeing what sewing plans you have!

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  10. Whaaaaaaaat?!?!?! Congrats!!!! What great news!

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  11. Eeek congratulations! You look so stylish - best of luck, and I look forward to seeing baby-sized projects :D

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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    1. Thank you - there will definitely be some little projects to come :)

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  12. How wonderful!! Congratulations!!!

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  13. so exciting! super congrats! can't wait to see all the adorable little things you'll whip up!

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    1. Thank you - I do have some cute little things planned :)

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  14. Congratulations! That's wonderful news!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  15. Wow, how exciting, congratulations! Lucky baby to have a cool, crafty mum!

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    1. Thank you - looking forward to making some cute baby things :)

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  16. Congratulations, such exciting news xx

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  17. Super news!!! You definitely have the preggy glow happening...J

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  18. Many congratulations to your and your current husband. You look great!

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  19. Congratulationa! And best of luck to all of you! Also many hugs. XD

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  20. Congratulations!! You hid it really well for quite a while to be 20 weeks already! You look fantastic! :-)

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    1. I know, I was impressed I kept it secret for so long too!

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  21. What wonderful news! Congratulations to you both and wow, half way through already! Best wishes :)

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  22. Congratulations, and I am so glad you have been feeling well! X

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  23. Congratulations, that's awesome news! Hooray! xxxx

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  24. Great news! Congratulations. You'll have the best dressed baby in blogland!
    x

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  25. Wow! This is such amazing news. So happy for you!

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  26. That's great! I'm happy for you! Congratulations :)

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  27. Hooray!!! What marvellous news!! I had suspected a wee babe was on the way :)

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  28. A new little life! I am very happy for you. Those little booties are so cute.

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  29. Oooh yay! Many many congratulations! I had wondered whether this was why we hadn't seen much of you! Such exciting news x

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    1. You were right! Thanks Shivani x

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  30. Congratulations! That's very exciting!

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  31. Congratulation! This is very happy news!

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  32. Congrats - wonderful news!

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  33. Gotta join in with a big CONGRATS! :D

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  34. Oh! I am SO excited!!! A Super big congrats!!

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  35. Excellent news - Congratulations! I hope your pregnancy continues to go well. An aside - Go to the movies. Now. Every week whilst you still can. I have only been 3 times since my son was born 2.5years ago. Oh well, he is awesome and I wouldn't change a thing.

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    1. Thanks Claire - my husband is already preparing himself for a life without going to the cinema :)

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  36. Fab news Kerry! You look lovely :) xx

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  37. Congratulations! That's so exciting!!

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  38. Tried to comment on this last night, but stupid iPhone wouldn't let me.

    Congratulations to both of you! That's really exciting and I'm so glad you've been feeling well!

    Agree with Claire re the movies (and other things you like to spend your "me time" doing!).

    Also, check out diymaternity.com - this is a fab resource for re-fashioned maternity wear, by Megan Nielsen (who also does a lovely maternity range of patterns).

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    1. Thanks for the link Helen - will check it out

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  39. That's such wonderful news! Congratulations and you look fab on it.xxx

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  40. That's wonderful!! Congratulations!!

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  41. Congratulations! :D
    Lots of 1970's smocks please, so I can enjoy them vicariously! ;)

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    1. Ha ha, can't promise anything on the smocks I'm afraid :)

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  42. Woo hoo the cat.s out of the bag! I envisage many a serene crafternoon on yr mat leave surrounded by a calm baby and toddler, ha right! Looking forward to seeing the crochet blanket in all its glory xxx

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    1. Thanks Katy, blanket done and just requiring the ends sewing in...

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  43. Ooh how wonderful! Many happy congratulations :-D You have a very neat stripey bump there, and no doubt Baby Kestrel will be the best dressed tot about! Brilliant news xxx

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    1. Thank you, I'm looking forward to making lots of little baby things.

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  44. Congratulations !! I love the hippo so very cute

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  45. Yaaaaaay! That's FANTASTIC news! Congratulations to you both :)
    Px

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  46. I'm so delighted for you Kerry! Congratulations to you and current husband! Xxx

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    1. Thanks Joanne! It's really exciting :)

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  47. hurray! how exciting! looking forward to seeing all the things you'll make for the little one!xxx

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  48. Wonderful news!! Congratulations!!!! xx

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  49. OMG, Kerry, that is fabulous news!!! Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you and your growing family :)

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  50. Such lovely news Kerry! Congrats :)

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  51. Huge congratulations Kerry and mr kestrel, how exciting! Glad you're well, and sorry this is a bit late coming, I've been offline too much! Xx

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  52. Congratulations, Kerry! That's fantastic, you two must be so thrilled!

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    1. Thanks Leah! We're really excited.

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  53. I am totally late to this, but OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so very excited and happy for you, my friend!

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  54. Congratulations! Very excited for you! :) x

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  55. Amazing news! Congratulations! (Sorry it's very late I am ways behind on blogs)

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