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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When I was pregnant, and before that, when the subject of kids came up people would always warn me about how much work it was... "You think you're busy now... wait 'til you have kids!" I always hated when people said that because I'm never not busy. It was a constant slur of warnings about how much awful, drudging work it was. Never did anyone mention how sweet it was to snuggle with an adorable, warm little baby, how great you'd feel each time you see her smile or laugh... And though my time is divided differently now, and my priorities have shifted, I still have lots of time for the things I enjoy... There was a great article on the Huffington Post recently that articulated exactly how I have been feeling about parenthood. In so many ways, having a kid has been so much better than I ever thought it would be.

Time is a little tighter but everything is doable (I have way less time to spend on Pinterest Now...) I'm really enjoying my time with Izzy. She's pretty hilarious. Right now she's on this sticking-your-tongue-out-is-hilarious thing. She's learning how to make all sorts of different noises. Last night she said "Hi. Ikea" clear as day!!! haha... She loves it when you sing "If you're happy and you know it" and also likes it when I make animal sounds during "Old McDonald."  She has recently started to full out laugh, and it is the absolute best sound in the world.

Bambi & Jane Lingerie Patterns for Woven Fabric... shown here in Flannel

The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, with reopening my lingerie shop, working on new items, and updating my pattern shop with new photos and pattern bundles. I  have a bunch of new patterns on the way too, which I can't wait to show you!

Jane & Grace Woven Panties Pattern Bundle

The other kind of crazy thing I've been up to was renovating my studio. I did it on a bit of a whim. With the help of my bff Abbey, we completely tore apart the room, painting all of the furniture, the walls, did a bunch of organizing... and now I have this awesome new space. I'll do a full on reveal in a future post... I have to say, it looks pretty awesome and is so much easier to work in!


  1. Nothing can bring more joy than the laughter of a child. Enjoy Izzy, including the interruptions. They grow up so fast.

  2. It's really great seeing your work again, Sarah! And good to know Izzy is such a happy baby.
    I can't wait to see your work room reveal.

  3. I'm so glad you guys are all doing so well and are really enjoying this time! Izzy is the cutest... it always brightens my day to see your photos on IG! :)

  4. Raising a child is the hardest work you'll ever love!

    1. you nailed it. It IS hard at times, but so rewarding!

  5. Everyone loves to tell you how hard it is, etc, and they are right, but there is a reason people keep having kids. The tough parts are far outweighed by the really great stuff that comes with it as well. It definitely changes the way you do things, but I firmly believe that it doesn't have to change you that much. You find new ways to work and balance things in life.

    Also, I'm really loving the new additions to your shop. Lovely!

  6. This totally spoke to me. I'm not a mom/pregnant, but every time I go on holiday / a weekend break / do anything nice, I get told that I should be really grateful as I won't be able to do anything enjoyable any more when I have children. Ignoring the fact that this assumes I definitely will have kids, the negativity drives me nuts. Lovely to hear some more positive words & very glad to hear that you're enjoying time with Izzy. x

  7. I'm so happy for you. Izzy sounds wonderful and I'm glad to hear that you still have time for your other passions! Your studio looks beautiful and I can't wait to see more...

  8. I feel like this perfectly describes someone who was truly meant to be a parent. You are right, people who are hard working and driven before they become parents, are going to be busy regardless of whether they are a parent or not, and those same people, once they have kids, find ways to keep doing the things they were meant to do. I'm glad you have found your right space - you absolutely sound like the best kind of mother - a great role model, loving and caring, and someone your little daughter will want to be just like when she grows up :)


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