Hello, how are you? Long time no chat! Since Miss Imogen entered our lives we have been taking some time to work things out and settle in. It has been an interesting ride to say the least but we are taking it all as it comes and figuring it out together. There have been a few fun things going on around here too so I though I would share some snippets of the past few weeks. If you follow me on instagram (@petticoatsandpeplums) you have probably already seen these.
I arrived home from hospital to a parcel on my doorstep. It was a couple of vintage dresses I had bough while on maternity leave. They don't fit me just yet but they are inspiring me to get back into shape. These were bought from RileyBella123 on etsy and I must say this store was a dream to buy from. The sellers communication was incredibly helpful and prompt and the little sweater clip was included in my package as a free gift.
I was spoilt by my work colleagues with a gorgeous bunch of flowers. The came packaged in a hat box which I was able to keep once the flowers deteriorated.
I have also been thanking my lucky stars for the amount of help Corey has given me. There were a few nights after hospital he tended to Imogen so I could catch up on my sleep. I thanked him with a pancake breakfast one morning. He is seriously the most helpful husband in the whole world and I am so grateful to have him!
This past weekend was gorgeously sunny which called for my new hats first outing. I am so in love with this hat and it was only $15 from Kmart. Gotta love bargains!
My gorgeous sister came to visit last weekend and spent the majority of the weekend with Imogen snuggled into her chest just like this. It was adorable to watch and I can't wait till she is here again in a couple of weeks.
While my sister was here we also went out for dinner to celebrate my birthday and I was able to squeeze into one of my vintage dresses. To say I was stoked is a massive understatement! I currently fit into about 3 vintage dresses in my wardrobe. The rest I are so fitted in the waist that it is probably going to be a while before they fit.
I managed to squeeze a small bit of sewing in while Imogen was taking a nap during the week. More on this to come shortly.
On my birthday my parents came around with dinner and a delicious caramel mudcake that my mum made. It was absolutely delicious and very much appreciated!
And I was massively spoilt by Corey with a new sewing machine for my birthday. It's an Elna 5300. It has 50 stitches and 3 different buttonholes. I have read through the manual but haven't had a chance to sew on it yet. Hopefully this weekend while Corey is home. The other super exciting present I got was from my mum and dad - a ticket to A Chorus Line! My mum and I are going in December and I can't wait!!!
So we are starting to fall into some resemblance of a routine so hopefully this means I will have a little bit of time for some crafting and be able to share some more exciting things with you all soon. Until then....