2018

I’ve been MIA for a while. Life and all. But 2018 is the year I want to start blogging again because I still sew (a lot), I miss telling others about it and IG is just not cutting it (the timeline drives me crazy) 2018 is also the year I want to stop caring about my weight. I’ve realised the past couple of months that having clothes that I love accomplishes that (for the most part). Somewhere mid-fall I decided that it was time for a closet purge, a colour palette, a styling workshop and a confidence boost. I now … Continue reading 2018

2017

I’d like to start by wishing you a happy 2017. May world peace and eternal happiness be forth coming! #optimist 2017 is only 3 days old and I’ve come to the biggest realisation in years. It’s a feeling I’ve had for a while but that I wasn’t able to properly voice or explain until now. In a few days my blog will be 4 years old (#congratulations) and in those 4 years my life has known many changes and I’ve shared them all with you. As you well know, I became a mother almost 3 years ago and life hasn’t been … Continue reading 2017

Laundry Challenge: Conclusions

I´ve learned a lot of things the past two weeks, so let me share them with you! I have enough clothes to get me through 2 weeks minimum. I didn´t do laundry for 2 weeks and we´ve only had warm weather so I haven´t even touched the pants/long sleeve t-shirts/cardigans I had selected. There is no need to throw something in the laundry when it´s only been worn once and not dirty. I´ve got hardly any laundry now! I felt pretty good in my clothes the past 2 weeks. So no need to go emergency sewing! BUT (there is always … Continue reading Laundry Challenge: Conclusions

Laundry Challenge Week 2: Round-up

Week 2 and also the final week of this Two Week Laundry Challenge. If you are new, find all about it here. If you missed the first round-up, you can find it here. Week 2 was less about deciding the pros and cons of each outfit and more about determining why these outfits didn´t work before. This is one of the ´forgotten´ dresses. I think everyone woman has at least one item of clothing which she likes but somehow it still ends up at the back of her closet and it rarely gets worn. It certainly applies to this dress. … Continue reading Laundry Challenge Week 2: Round-up

Laundry Challenge Week 1: Round-up

I´m halfway through my Laundry Challenge (read all about it here) and it´s going really well. I put the rack of clothing right next to my bed so I can see all my clothes when still lying in bed. It makes me really happy each night and each morning to see them hanging there and deciding what I want to wear. Big Win Number One: I´m excited about wearing my clothes. I´ve noticed that since there are fewer items to choose from, I don´t get overwhelmed, don´t feel the need to change 500 times and I´m instantly happy with the choices … Continue reading Laundry Challenge Week 1: Round-up

The challenge in the laundry conundrum!

Thanks for your responses on yesterday´s post, I´m glad to hear that I´m not the only one. I finished laundry today (yes, it took me two days…) and the advantage of having all your clothes clean at the same time is that you can really really look at them. I´ve decided to conduct a little experiment: I selected the clothes that I liked best out of my entire wardrobe. This wasn´t as easy as I thought because most of my beloved clothes are either too small or not suitable for breastfeeding. Of the ones left, I selected the items on … Continue reading The challenge in the laundry conundrum!

On doing laundry

I was doing laundry just now and it got me thinking. (I hate doing laundry so when I do, it usually takes so long, that I have a lot of extra time to think) My husband has the exact same wardrobe (give or take a few pieces which had to be replaced) as when I met him 5 years ago. I bought him some new pairs of jeans because the old ones wore out or he gained a few pounds and needed new ones. He got a few new t-shirts to replace others. I even had to force him into … Continue reading On doing laundry

Looking back

When I was writing my blog post yesterday, I got annoying with all the random categories and tags so this morning I sat down, deleted all my categories and tags, made new ones and assigned them to all of my old blog posts. Here´s some stuff I discovered about myself: I have a lot of posts in the ´Random Ramblings´ category… Apparently I like to ramble, especially in 2013. I wrote more blogposts in 2013 than in 2014, 2015 and 2016 combined. I had A LOT of free time pre-baby! I described my house as ¨requires minimum amounts of work¨ … Continue reading Looking back

It´s all a matter of perception.

I was scrolling through some unblogged pictures and came across these two. Both pictures were taken in the summer of 2014, when I was about the same size as I am now (only difference is that I had already stopped breastfeeding, so my cup size was a lot smaller) The dress on the left (StyleArc Mia) was made for a wedding at the beginning of July, the dress on the right (Colette Truffle) was made for a family gathering at the end of June. How I felt in both dresses is totally clear from the expression on my face. I … Continue reading It´s all a matter of perception.

Thinking about size and shape.

For the first three weeks after baby was born, I was sewing up a storm. She was sleeping when she wasn´t eating and I was happy to be able to sew clothes that weren´t maternity wear. But the last week or two, she´s been sleeping less and crying more so I´ve been spending less and less time in my sewing room. Not in the least because exhaustion of nursing 15 times a day is wearing me down and I just want to lie on the couch. Nothing wrong with that 5 weeks post partum but it´s not really what I … Continue reading Thinking about size and shape.