Before Aoife was born I had this idea that maternity leave was going to be one long holiday. I thought I’d have lots of time to finish all the craft projects that I’d never got round to and plenty of time to start all the new ones that I had in my head. I imagined I’d spend my days exploring all the things that Edinburgh had to offer that I had never had the time to do in the past and making sure that I enjoyed any good weather that came along.
Living in a top floor flat with a newborn has been a lot more challenging than I expected. I’m glad that I spent a lot of time researching ways to keep everything organised for any trips out of the house that we have to make as getting up and down the stairs with everything that you need and a baby can be quite stressful. One of the purchases I made before Aoife was born was this very compact changing bag from Pacapod.
Keeping it minimal with Aoife’s clothes is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated. People have been incredibly generous and she has ended up with so many little outfits for the first few months of her life. At the moment she is far to small to wear any of them and I’m hoping that when she does grow a bit that we will get more than a couple of months out of some of them.
Is there anything cuter than tiny baby shoes? I know they are totally unnecessary so instead of buying any I decided to make my own using an old denim skirt that I was throwing away. Inspired by the tiny moccasins made by Mini Mocks I searched around for a pattern and started crafting.