6 Weeks to Christmas: LOVE

| 6 Weeks to Christmas | Week 1 – LOVE | John 3:16 | Illustrated Word |

6 weeks to Christmas! The festive season is more than decadence and decoration. It is a time to remember the birth of Christ – He who died for our sins and rose again, redeeming all people once and for all into eternal life and relationship with God the Father.

6 weeks, 6 Christmas-related words, 6 illustrated Bible verses to remind us of why we celebrate the birth of Christ 😊

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Week 1: LOVE (John 3:16)

 

1. LOVE - John 3.16

Lostnowfoundk: Celebrating Christ

Bubba the Owl

| Sewing | Baby Owl Costume |

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Haven’t had as much time to play with the sewing machine lately, but here is an owl costume we put together for a friend’s party! A quick sew with material scraps 🙂 It was Harry Potter themed so this is “Hedwig”, with her supporting cast of Hogwarts daddy, and Beauxbatons mummy.

 

Black and White Baby Picture Cards

| Black and White Cards – Fruits, Shapes | Baby Stimulation Cards | Baby vision |

From the moment they are born, babies are learning. Their little brains are busy developing millions of neural connections, and they soak in all the sights, sounds and sensations around them.

As a newborn, colours are not easily distinguishable and they see more in contrast (light, dark and shadows). Black and white visual stimulation cards or books are recommended for the first few months of baby’s life, so we thought we would prepare some of our own 🙂

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Black and White Fruits

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Black and White Shapes

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Happy learning baby!

Capturing Our Lioness (8 days old)

| Baby Photoshoot | Newborn Photography | 

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She’s growing so fast, we thought we’d better get those newborn shots in! Mummy and daddy moved the couch, gathered all the presents people had given us and set up a home studio.

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Featuring mummy’s wedding hair flower, the baby headband mummy made, baby’s nappy cake ribbon, and a bunch of wraps, blankets and other gifts from friends and family 🙂

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We may not have done professional baby wraps, or used any fancy equipment, but mummy and daddy were very happy with how baby’s photos turned out!

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We were also able to capture some finer details with a macro lens in black and white. Those little fingers and toes are just so cute!

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Mummy and Daddy love our little lioness!

Bump to Baby!

She’s here! And I have finally completed this timeline. May have put it together in the middle of baby’s first night at home – she sleeps the whole night long, feeds so well and has the cutest facial expressions! Our beloved daughter – so beautifully and wonderfully made! We love her so much!

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Nursing – Bassinet – Pillow Covers

| Nursing Cover | Pram Bassinet Covers | Breastfeeding Pillow Cover | Baby Headband | Homemade | Sewing | DIY |

Baby Headband

Less than two weeks until baby arrives so we’ve done a final last bit of sewing in preparation! (Above: Baby Headband from spare material)

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Pram Bassinet Covers

With some extra padding

Bassinet Covers

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Breastfeeding Pillow Cover

Slip it on, slip it off

Breastfeeding Pillow

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Nursing Cover

With flexible neckline so baby can still be seen 🙂

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JK Autumn Maternity Photoshoot

| Maternity Photoshoot | Baby Bump Photography | Autumn |

A little date with hubby and our 33+4 week growing bubba. Thankful to Jesus for an unusually warm Autumn day, and the beautiful colours.

Together, we team-worked some lovely maternity/bump photos! (Hubby has become quite a pro at lighting and camera techniques!)

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LOCATION: Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

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On the morning of the shoot, I was having some third trimester weariness and enlisted some excellent, well-priced last minute help:

MAKE-UP: Laila from The Edit, Hyde Park
HAIR: Claire from Style 99

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The Autumn colours were beautiful with reds, yellows, oranges and greens. We also loved collecting little acorns, nuts and mossy branches from the ground. We tried out a few different poses as we wandered around the gardens!

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We found an adventurous looking stick …

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And there were a few silly shots too 😛

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Overall, our little photoshoot cost less than $130 (dress, make-up and hair combined). Well worth it for the fun and memories! 

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