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Let me just tell you right off the bat – I’m so over winter! I’ve never been a huge fan, and although this year it’s been a mild one in our part of the world, I’m still having spring fever. How much looonger? You with me?

Winter has always been a sort of hibernation season for me. I lose some of my steam and would rather sip tea and watch movies than do anything productive. This year, it’s been even more so. I can’t even remember a season of so little creation when it comes to crafting. I guess it’s a transitional time for me. For a long time, I was super focused on this blog and I put all my free time into it, but now my priorities have shifted. It’s not that I don’t want to create – my creative energy just flows into a different project at the moment.

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I’m gathering that steam up again, though. Because I really miss that rush of finishing a sewing project. Because I miss writing in this space. Because I have a huge list of things I NEED to make ASAP – for the baby, for myself, and for hubby as well. And most of all, because creating something tangible out of scratch just fills me up in a whole other way.

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Outfit details: maternity blouse – thrifted+refashioned / cardigan – thrifted / maternity tank top (not visible) – DIY (tutorial coming soon) / maternity jeans – refashioned from these (tutorial coming soon) / shoulder bag – thrifted / boots – thrifted

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In other random news, the baby belly just keeps on growing at an alarming speed. I have 15 weeks to go, so it’s a bit intimidating to look at the size of it already. The weird thing is that I don’t even notice the size until I look at the pics. I looks huge to myself in these! I’m not complaining, though. It’s all part of growing a tiny human.

For those of you curious about my maternity style sources, I’m sticking to mostly things I already had or have thrifted as a maternity addition. I really wanted to stick to only me-mades and thrifted goods, but I did cave in on a maternity coat. I just couldn’t fit in any of my existing ones, and couldn’t find anything suitable on a thrifting spree we did recently. I had major guilt about it, but I do have to wear something for the next couple of months.

One thing that has become increasingly clear to me through my capsule wardrobe challenges and this pregnancy is how little clothing I actually need. Right now, I have 1 pair of jeans and 2 pairs of leggings, and that’s honestly enough for my everyday wear. Even now, I have more clothes in my closet than I wear throughout a month.

I’m going to write a whole post about the implications of this realisation, but for now, let me just say – less truly is more, ladies!

xo. Hanna


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