Things have been a little hectic here. Ok, 'a little' is an understatement. A lot has gone on. Not only did Ian enter our lives in March, but on top of adjusting to life with a little one we decided to pick up and move across country. That's right, we moved from California to North Carolina. Whew! We were ready for some change and wanted to do it while Ian was little so that he could grow up in this wonderful area. Moving was hard. Not just because of the logistics of a baby, but my hubby and I were both born and raised in California. The majority of our family was there and all of our friends except those who had left previously. But I think we've been adjusting well to North Carolina. The people are friendly, the weather is beautiful (but toasty), and the scenery is incredible. I'm really looking forward to settling down out here. Now to find the craft stores...
|Recent family picture taken in our new home state of North Carolina. Recognize the dress?|
So with all of these changes, we've finally been able to get Ian on to some sort of routine, and he's now sleeping in his crib which leaves a little more time to get organized and get crafting again! I've been working on getting my new craft space in order. Oh it's beautiful! I can't wait to show you pics. Just a few final touches and I'll be ready. It's a nice, bright space which will be perfect for all of the grand crafting plans that I have in store.
I've started small - just personalizing some cross stitch projects that I made for Ian. I'll post the final pictures of those as well. But I do have some fun things in store.
This left me to wonder the direction of What's Up, Cupcake?
I don't want to make huge changes to the content - you're my readers for a reason and you seem to enjoy my sewing projects and recipes (I hope!). But I do want to keep it relevant to what's going on in my life. So. Sweet Treats Saturday will remain, but a little less frequently for the moment. I'm still working on losing baby weight (ok, in truth, the baby weight is done, now I'm just working on the weight that I wanted to get rid of before baby), so I'm trying to resist the temptation of sweets. But I would love to share some of the new recipes I have been trying - both sweet and savory.
In addition, I'm excited to start sewing clothes again! My shape has definitely changed so it'll be interesting seeing what patterns will still work and which I'll have to modify. I would love to make clothes for Ian too but I find that the patterns for baby boy clothes are a little lacking. Prove me wrong, please! I'd love to see links to cute baby boy clothes that I can make myself! Until then, I'm going to make some crafts for him. I already have a little lovie security blanket planned and I'll share my process with you. I'll be trying my hand at dying fabric and sharing some fun ideas I've seen on other mommy blogs and pinterest. I promise not to inundate the blog with just baby posts though!
So, while I get my craft room in order and ready to share, here are some pics of one of my favorite rooms that is finished (for now) and that I love! It's Ian's nursery...
|It's hard to believe, but Ian has almost outgrown that playmat on the floor. We keep it downstairs now, but he's on the verge of sitting up at which point I don't think it will be able to hold his interest anymore.|