The One With The Baby

I was totally ready to post about my newly organised sewing room, but that night this little miracle decided it was time to meet mommy and daddy.

Meet Emily.


She was born 22 days early, but healthy enough to go home as planned. She’ s the sweetest baby ever, she only cries when she’s hungry and she even lets us get enough sleep at night. We must be one of the very few parents who are not overly exhausted after having a new baby. I’m afraid we might not be this lucky with baby number 2.

She’s two weeks old now and even mommy’s doing very well. I’m already back to my pre-pregnancy weight and size. (The high waisted skirts I made last winter, fit me again). I must be cheating the system or something, because this is nothing like people told me it would be.

Ofcourse, it is quite a change. My husband is completely in love with his daughter. And the cat … Well, the cat is not happy since she doesn’t understand why this wrigly little thing gets more attention than she does. I understand why so many sewcialists with children order fabric online cause it takes forever to get the baby ready to go anywhere. And the few times I risked a quick trip to the store without her, I would get a call from my husband telling me to come back because she’s hungry. The joys of breastfeeding 😉

I’ll write about the sewing room and everything else for sure, but for now, it’s hard to do anything but stare at the little lady 🙂


What I hope to learn in 2014.

I said before that I wasn’t going to make any plans for my sewing. I’m still not making any plans although I am thinking about possibilities and using Pinterest as my inspiration board.

I don’t want to get caught up in self imposed deadlines or plans like last year. (Seamless Pledge went very well, stashbusting was a total fail)

I realise that with the new baby my sewing time will be limited, so I have to make a choice between fast fashion (aka the serger-knits happiness combo) or working on my skills.
I’m leaning more towards the latter. Now that I’m good with the basics, I want to focus on quality over quantity. I’m not talking about tailoring or very lenghty difficult projects, but I want to focus more on different and proper finishes of garments. So my clothes will be very pretty both in and outside. (This does not mean I won’t be sewing any more fast fashion, sometimes a girl just needs instant gratification)

I’ve gotten and bought a lot of sewing books over Christmas and I really enjoy learning new things. I can’t wait to try them out and experiment.

If you happen to know any must have/must read books, just let me know!