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2018 : Lets be having you…

2018 : Lets be having you…

It is hard to believe that the last time I blogged was back in June 2016.  Logging back into my WordPress account after a year and a half hiatus was pretty daunting- especially trying to remember a password from that long ago!  


With 2018 coming around faster than I would have ever anticipated, I thought now is the time to dust off the key board and get back to blogging.

Why did I stop blogging for so long?


Time.  Creating posts when you have a full time job became too much to juggle.


Truth be told, I have hardly looked at my sewing machines over the past year or so.  I get a pang of guilt every time I dust them down, or catch sight of my patterns collection; but, creating content isn’t as easy as just sitting down and writing a post.


Creating posts is a lengthy process:

-Choose pattern

-Draft pattern in correct size

-Sew up a mock garment

-Alter and Adjust pattern to fit

-Sew final garment


-THEN, write a story about it.


I felt like I wasn’t giving my posts my best and needed a bit of time away from the internet.  But in 2018, I want to get back to blogging; although, it might not all be sewing related.  I might start to dip my toe into the lifestyle blogging circle…



2017 was the year that kept on giving.

I would even go as far as to say that it was the best year yet.

My partner and I bought our first house together and -on the day our big move- we found out that we would be expanding from our team of two to a family of three.

Little Ruairidh (pronounced Roo-ry) arrived on Friday 1st December and he is the most perfect little guy I have ever met.  J and I are absolutely besotted with him:  He has brought so much joy and happiness to us, and our families.  Becoming a Mum has really put things into perspective and one of the biggest lessons I have learned over the past four weeks is not to sweat the little things.

So, what has 2018 got in store for me…


As I sit here, at 6.30am with my little bundle sound asleep in my arms, I realise that for the first time I have no goals planned for this year.  I am taking things one day at a time and will be focussing my attention on being the best Mum that I can be for little Ru.  I know that there will be days where I will want to curl up in a corner and cry my eyes out for hours; but, the good will more than outweigh the bad.

What are your goals for this year?

Love, love

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