So, it has been a little while since I last wrote on here… From what I can remember, it must be about 2 and a half weeks? You see, it was around then that me and my fella decided to move in together! Exciting news, eh?
Until a few days ago, I was living in a rented annexe on (what started as) a temporary basis because the homeowner was selling the house. Luckily, this dragged on for nearly 6 months and gave me a little time to see where our relationship was heading and allowed us to continue spending more and more time with each other, getting to know each other even better. We then decided we were ready to take the next step in our relationship and move in together! I was at a stage where I didn’t like sleeping in my bed without him, and we were both spending an extortionate amount of money on rent living in 2 separate places, alone. So it was a no-brainer really, but we did both have to feel ready for it before we made the move. Anyone who is a young adult in the UK, renting a 1 bed flat on their own will know how expensive life can become. But it’s not that we were struggling with money, we just had very little disposable income in order to do things… This is something we’re both looking forward to, having money that we can put towards our holiday later this year, going out on date nights and still have some leftover to spend on personal things too (for me, this will probably go towards my sewing, teehee!). Most importantly though, we’re very excited to begin our future together!
It’s been fun working together, turning this flat from his home to our home. We’ve redecorated the living room, given the whole place a spring clean and we’re finding ways to share the storage so that all of my stuff fits in! At the moment, all of my sewing stuff is boxed up, and I’m waiting to get a new bigger (and therefore, hopefully, less cluttered) desk before I start unpacking things… My fella has 2 kitties, so I also want to keep them away from the sewing goodies until they’re all in their new sewing home, where quite frankly, I’ll have little control over what the kitties do with my stuff. If you have any tips for sewing around cats that I need to be aware of from the beginning, then please do let me know!!
Once the sewing stuff has been unpacked, I hope to start work on a dress for my brother’s wedding later this year. I think I’ve found a good starting pattern (sorry, I didn’t take a photo of it before I packed it) but it is going to need a few tweaks, me thinks. I also have some mini-sewing projects lined up too, so I’ll hopefully be a busy bunny over Easter weekend :P!
I hope you’re all well, I’ve still been visiting and reading your posts and I’m always in awe of how much sewing (and blogging) you all fit into your lives! You really are an inspiration to me, as I feel I’m still only in the starting stages of this little blog and re-starting of my sewing hobby. Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s always a pleasure to read :).