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Holly Brannigan  Making babies, pots and community, with my bestest friend.

On Tuesday night we welcomed in a new member to the family, our beautiful Artemus Winter. We birthed this big boy safely at home, feeling bruised and battered, a little shell shocked with exhaustion, but totally woozy with love.

Love wins.

Thousands of tiny stitches made by hand. It might seem painstakingly slow to many and not quite as neat as a sewing machine but each little dash of thread is placed with so much love.
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And how sweet is the pink of the cotton from my first attempt at dyeing with avocado skins? (I forgot to mordant the fabric first, but I'm actually quite taken by its paleness now).

Bubbles for breakfast

A bowl of sweet spiced chai to share with the babes this morning.

As round as a Reuben's.

Having to translate grams into cups with specifications to each individual ingredient, just because we always forget to buy a new battery for our scales. (We've been doing this for over a year now)
Hopefully the cake is yummy but her handwritten list is so great, that, whateverrrrr.

My boy and a field of snowdrops. #fullheart

The angry wind has left and been replaced by that springy feeling that always swings round with Valentine's Day. We walked Trelissick gardens, my three great loves and I, following a trail of perfect snowdrops. We couldn't move fast with my jarred hobble, so we noticed much on our walk. Robins hiding beneath great camellia flowers, pairs of doting squirrels, the buds of Spring, everything drenched in possibility and new life. A good time to be adding another chick to our brood I think.

I thought I felt you coming last night. I lay in the darkness silently contracting and penned you a letter on the wild windy night of your birth.
But I drifted off and woke to the sun and still being pregnant. The letter will keep and shall need to be renamed.
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Trapped in the waiting space, struggling to remain patient much longer.

Post bath snuggles in @babaaknitwear

Everything seems to be pink this month. 🌷💕