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As regular readers know, Friday is the day to dip into the past, but today I am going to show you a piece of design that is not my work, but is from our family photo archive.  A few people I know have just had, or are going to have babies.  This is the best piece of baby related gear that we purchased, hands down, so we now have three!  It is a fabulous piece of design.

Baby Amelia in the Tripp Trapp by Stokke

This is our eldest daughter Amelia, at 5 1/2 months in January 2001, sitting in the Tripp Trapp highchair by Stokke, a firm from the Netherlands, (the second link takes you to the USA/Canadian site, as it is in English, but the first link shows the chair as it is sold here even though the text is Dutch.  There seems to be a different baby rail sold in the US, which is not as elegant).  Back when we purchased this, they were not sold in Australia, and I think it was my first ever Internet purchase, through a New Zealand importing firm.  A very dear friend had one that her in laws had purchased in Europe, and I thought it was worth tracking down.

An older Amelia on her Tripp Trapp

As you can see, unlike other Highchairs, the Tripp Trapp adjusts from being suitable for a baby right through to an adult.  What you can’t see in this picture is that the baby rail at the front comes off, and the chair seat interchanges with one that does not have a strap.  For an adult, the larger footrest becomes the seat.  At almost 8, Amelia still benefits from that little bit of extra height to sit comfortably at the table.

Now here is what I was doing (with the kids) yesterday.

Sketch Family

I was actually drawing Teddy bears, when Amelia got our her drawings of possible doll faces.  We were talking about proportion again, and how eyes are actually across the middle of a face, and not near the top.  Before I knew it, look who had appeared. Along with various stylized Michaela’s along the bottom, there is one of each of us, (I had to get out a photo to add Luke and I).

Here is a page of Teddies.

Sketch bears

Here is another current project in the works, yet another scarf.

Bamboozle Scarf

This one is quite narrow as it is to adorn a pretty little neck – Michaela’s.  It is made with Bamboozle yarn which is 70% Bamboo and 30% Cotton, so it is super soft and light.  As usual, it was the colour that caught my eye, yet another variegated yarn, in such beautiful fruity tones.  I also have some put aside for me :-).

Lastly this is Michaela’s handiwork.  Inspired by a large creation the bigger kids made, she presented this to me – her first castle – and asked me to take a picture.Michaela\'s Lego Castle

Have great weekend everyone, more regular posting will resume again next week when term starts again.

3 thoughts on “The Friday Archive

  1. Stuck for space in the tiny unit we had when #1 was born, we bought the Danish-designed ‘Handy Sitt’, which I love, but the Tripp Trapps are wonderful.

    I’m crocheting with a Bamboo/Cotton blend right this very moment. It’s lovely, isn’t it? (Mine is Moda Vera from Spotlight – it costs $1 less per ball, but only comes in solid colours). It also makes *super* pompoms!

    See you next week 🙂

  2. Ooh, love that yarn, such pretty colours! I love knitting with bamboo, I’ve done several scarves, a couple from a bamboo/wool blend and one that is just bamboo. It’s such a lovely fibre to work with. Not tried bamboo/cotton before, I shall have to keep a look out for some.
    Have a great weekend. 🙂

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