Finally finding some time to talk about what kept me busy this past summer…
We bought an apartment!
And we had some work to do inside before we could settle in. More than we initially thought, as it wasn’t paint on the walls of the main rooms (dining room and bedrooms), but something that we had to remove before we could paint. So we spent quite some time…
scrapping things off the walls,
smoothing the walls,
and finally, moving in
and unpacking everything.
It’s a huge investment, which is stressful, but the place is great now that we made it our own. And we learned new skills. We wanted to do most of the work before moving in, because of Mr. E., which was stressful and exhausting, but thanks to the very nice people who helped us we managed it! We have wonderful friends and family members. In case you’d like to see the before/after pictures I posted everything on my Flickr account. This past summer we also…
Celebrated Mr E.’s first birthday! As you can see he loved the paper wrapping his gifts. It’s not always easy to have a child, but I love him dearly and I’m really happy to know him.
Improved the apartment. Two words: “Thanks Ikea”.
Spent a one week holiday in the south west of France to see one of my two best friends and my god-daughter, her little girl who was born only three months after our son. They live in the US and were in France to see the family. Mr E. discovered the swimming pool and loved it!
And I colored my hair! ^^ You might have guessed it on the last pictures I posted, or seen it on Facebook. I love it!
In the middle of all this I did manage to start sewing a little bit again at the end of summer. I made a dress for my god-daughter, which I forgot to take pictures of. I’m hoping her mom will send me some so that I can show it here. And I did a little something for two friends’ wedding. I do have picture of this project. The past weeks have been quite busy but I’m slowly working on more toddler clothes at the moment.