Monday, 31 December 2012

Bye Bye 2012!

Hope you've had a wonderful Festive Season so far! How did it get to be the end of the year already!?

Our first Baby Darling Christmas was gorgeous, dressing the babe in red and white and stuffing his stocking (with donations to Unicef and the Red Cross - what a very Charitable Santa visiting this year!) and eating a LOT of good food.

We're not big on gift giving, but I think I've developed a personal tradition of receiving Melissas each year, and this year Baby Darling found the 'Mel' brand of Melissa Shoes and gave these pinky pair to me (How does such a little boy know where to shop for Mel Shoes? He'd never even been to Brunswick Street before!).

It's not been on purpose, but I've collected a few pink things in the past year or so... especially as I've had to update my wardrobe to accommodate a pregz style and now a breastfeeding style. These Mel shoes have been around for a while, and the short wedge heel appealed to my Mama Style, for I'm walking so much and carrying a bebe around these days... just can't wear the normal heels for a long period... so these are as practical as I can get for a bit of heel.

This past week of holidays with Husbie and Baby Darling and my family has been very quiet and I've been able to do a lot of thinking and planning and reflecting... as we all do at this time of year. As always, I don't do resolutions, but I love planning my sewing schedule or way of life and living... Next year will be our first full year with Baby Darling, and as I found out in January were were expecting him, I've felt 2012 was a massive year of growing him. 2013 will be more of the same I'm sure, but with being less ill (pregnancy nausea and tiredness occupied a lot of my time), I'm planning on getting back to my old way of life... with creating my own stuff, and getting back to reusing, recycling, repairing and all the 're' words we love. Out of convenience I've bought new clothes (mostly online, while breastfeeding) but I wouldn't have felt up to leaving the house without my maternity bras & various 2 piece items.

I'm really looking forward to the new year! Thanks for being darling online friends this year, reading my sporadic posts, commenting here and there and blogging your life as well (as I've loved reading your sewing stories in 2012!)... so cheers to creativity in the sewing room and online! Hope to see you well and happy n 2013.



  1. Happy New Year to you and the Family Darling! Your new kicks are super adorable!

  2. Happy New Year! Is it wrong to say that those super cute shoes are very Barbie-esque?! :)

  3. Happy New Year! It has been fun reading all your adventures this year!

    Karen Marie

  4. Happy New Year! Those heels are so adorable, they're making me jealous already!

  5. Wishing you and your Darling family all the best for 2013! :-) (Also, reckon your boy could teach my boy how to buy his mum awesome shoes? I've tried taking my one into shoe stores, and he's already proving to be impatient in them. So much for training him young, haha! ;-)


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