As promised in my house tour, it’s time to share our little living room with you all. I’m calling it our temporary living room, because within the next year to 18 months, our house will be knocked down and rebuilt from scratch. For now, this is where our family sips tea, reads, does yoga stretches and hosts impromptu dance offs!
I’m taking you on a mini house tour today! Our new (old) house is a sweet little 3 bedroom cottage, in a beachside suburb in Wollongong, 1 hour south of Sydney. We are only 10 minutes walk to the beach and the train station. Dave’s office and Umi’s daycare is 20 minutes walk away, so location-wise we are very happy. The house itself is a mash-up of original 50’s features and updates which may have been done around the 80’s 🙂 We’ve been here for a month now and it’s looking more likely that we will knock the house down and start again, but here’s the “before” tour of our little home.
I’ve found a video which shows you how to crochet a very easy scarf so I just HAD to share it with you guys. I followed the video and then added a button and loop to the original pattern. I definitely consider myself a beginner when it comes to my crochet skills, so the fact that I could complete this scarf in a week whilst running after my 18 months old AND being 6.5 months pregnant is a real testament to this pattern!
Last year, I made a tee shirt for the first time using my serger. It was all thanks to this Japanese sewing book, Everyday Clothes With a Serger. It’s a beginner friendly sewing book that teaches you how to set up and use your serger, as well as providing lots of sewing patterns to try.
I’m so excited to share the news that we’ve bought our first family home! We’ve had an eventful few months, all triggered by our eviction from our rental property in October last year. This led us to make the big decision of selling our apartment in Sydney and truly commit to life in the regional city of Wollongong by buying a house here.