It’s with a big grin on my face that I click “publish” on this blog post. It took me more than three months postpartum, but I FINALLY finished! This embroidered jacket is very special to me because it represents my two little girls. I wanted a way to show off their names and just how proud I am to be their mother. A tattoo came to mind, but I am just not cool enough to pull one off, so embroidery was the answer!
It’s been three months since Yuki was born, and I’m emerging from a zombie-like existence. She finally stopped waking up every two hours—what a relief! I even had six hours of sleep without disturbance this week. I’m a whole new person.
Other than feeling human again, here are life’s little pleasures which made me stop and thank my lucky stars.
Simple Joys is a blog series where I’ll be sharing small happenings or objects which brought a smile to my face.
I’m converted. I will never use a sponge to wash dishes ever again. I know it sounds extreme, but you have got to try this crocheted dishcloth and let me know what you think.
There’s been a lot of buzz on the “zero waste” movement lately. Reducing the amount of trash by choosing reusable, recyclable or compostable options is something our family has always been mindful of doing. We’ve recently started to up the ante on our #zerowaste efforts, because we care deeply about protecting the environment for future generations. There’s all sorts of things you can do reduce your household waste, but today I’m focusing on the kitchen and sharing with you what’s worked for us as a young family of four.
Healthy Habits is a blog series about making positive changes for health, happiness and environmental benefits.
I’m now a proud mother of two beautiful girls, so it’s only fitting to celebrate with a Japanese sewing book giveaway for girls’ clothes! Check out my video book review and keep reading for your chance to win a copy of Sewing for Your Girls and my ebook, How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns.