Here are 3 outfit ideas which are perfectly suitable to wear before and after pregnancy – all using the Koi drape front top from Hana Patterns. When I designed the Koi top, I never imagined how useful it would be for putting together pregnancy outfits. The volume of fabric at the front of this design completely covers your belly, and the length is just right to hide your maternity leggings or belly band.
Simple Joys is a new monthly series where I’ll be sharing small happenings or objects which brought a smile to my face. I hope this series will be a reminder to us all to notice the simple things in life that brings us joy.
Hanging sheets outdoors
Sheets drying on a Hills Hoist clothesline — how quintessentially Australian! But isn’t it funny, sheets dried in the sun smells exactly the same in Australia and in Japan where I grew up. It’s one of my favourite smells.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery using simple running stitches. I’ve made an free and easy sashiko pattern so you can make your own embroidered pillow!
Healthy Habits is a new series on Sew in Love where I’ll be sharing small changes I’m making to my life. These new “habits” make us a little healthier or more kind to the environment. But most importantly, it helps our family to live a slower life with more intention. I hope you enjoy my experiments and that they help you to make positive changes too.
When I was 28 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. As someone who’s never had any health issues, it was a huge shock. I’d always being intrigued by the I Quit Sugar movement, so this diagnosis was the trigger I needed to try a sugar-free lifestyle.
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!