Hello Friends & Fellow Sew-Sistas,
I’m sure I’m not the only one of us that goes MIA and completely disconnects from time to time. It’s been several months since I’ve posted much of anything, absolutely ZERO sewn projects, 1 (?) blog post, no podcast episodes and only a few social media posts in 2017 combined. This has been a pretty unproductive year when it comes to me and my Fashion Addict ventures…. sometimes disconnecting is what ya need to do so you can come back even stronger. For awhile, I felt like expanding my blog topics to include more of my life, since sewing is only a small portion of what I had going on this year. But then life settled in and I became even more disconnected.
At the end of 2016, my hubby and I found out that we were expecting our first little bundle of joy!! Since that time, I really just wanted to enjoy the ride and be a little selfish, since this was my first pregnancy. This year we’ve done so many things that have rocked my world and forced me to put my sewing machines away for the time being. Aside from being pregnant, we sold our home and are now in the process of renovating a home and we’ve actually moved into an apartment in the meantime… my main sewing machine is nesting in my closet and there’s no real space (or at least any amount of space that I’m used to sewing with) to break out my machine and start sewing.
Since gaining an undisclosed 40 lbs during my pregnancy, taking pictures was out of the question – hence the little-to-no Instagram/Facebook pictures and even more motivation to leave my sewing machine in the closet! Now that our son is here and I’ve had some time to settle in as a new mom, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things and getting back into shape is at the top of my list!! Sewing is definitely on my short list of things that I need to return to, but everything comes in 2nd place right now 🙂
Now, to jump start “project snapback” I’ve enlisted the help of a waist trainer. I’m not really one to go with fads, but I’m also not running to the gym either and project snapback has to happen LOL! There are a slew of waist trainers to choose from and I decided to go with one that includes the bust, which will be nice for my new pancake boobies! No one ever told me the impact that breastfeeding/pumping would have on my body… So, needless to say, I’m hoping this waist trainer does wonders!
This is me, in all of my glory. Did I mention I colored my hair? Yep, that was a pregnancy “I need a change!” idea… I’m on the fence with it but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress with my waist trainer.
Until next time!