Where on Earth have I been?!

Hello, it’s me. I’ve been wondering if after all these… months you even remember who I am!

Sorry for the lack of blog posts and social media silence over the last few months. Let me tell you what’s been going on.

I last posted in April and back then I was in the midst of selling my house. I don’t need to tell you how disruptive that can be! I sold my last house in record time, which was brilliant, but meant I had to pack up and get out within a fortnight.

I hadn’t completed the sale of my new house (bit risky!) so I temporarily moved into my gran’s spare room and my sewing gear, along with everything else, was in storage. Fast forward four months and I was only just ready to move into my new place. I’m really grateful to my gran for taking me in, but living in someone’s box room for more than a week or two is far from ideal.

The roof on my new house had to be replaced. I knew this before I bought it, so no nasty surprises, but what should have been a week-long job took almost a month. Until the roof was complete I couldn’t sort out the dangerous electrics, without electricity I couldn’t dry out the damp rooms, I couldn’t paint the walls until they were dry. Every job relied on others being completed so delays couldn’t be avoided. I worked like a dog on my evenings and weekends to get the place liveable and in September I finally moved in.

At about that time, a huge contract change happened at work and we all went through redundancy consultation. I’m part of the management team so, as well as my own anxieties, I was supporting my staff too. Luckily, I have fantastic colleagues and we all survived the cuts, but we worked around the clock for months to prepare for the changes. We barely had time to eat or sleep, let alone sew or take Instagram snaps! At home, I was still living out of boxes, with half a kitchen, and flushing my loo with a bucket.

I took a long break over Christmas which allowed me to get some essential jobs done in the house. It’s still nowhere near finished, but it’s much more comfortable. Excitingly, I managed to get my sewing room in order and unpack my machine! I’m so happy with it and will show you around very soon!

Looking back, I feel pretty chuffed with myself for withstanding nine months of near constant stress, and I hope you guys will forgive me for disappearing whilst I got my shit back together!

I’ve finally got my foot back on the pedal and I’m ready to start sewing up a storm. I can’t wait!



  1. Lisa
    9 January , 2018 / 9:43 am

    Hooray 😀 you’re back!! I was only wondering where’d you’d got to! Can’t wait to see your new place Hayley and so glad you’re getting sorted 😘 xx

    • 9 January , 2018 / 9:54 am

      Thanks Lisa! Good to be back.

      Just been having a snoop through your instagram. I love your Blackwood cardi!

  2. 10 January , 2018 / 10:24 pm

    So nice to see you back and so sorry you’ve had such a tough time of it! Some definite sewing time is required for you! Maybe we could do a fabric shop/coffee in Leeds/Dewsbury sometime soon if you’re up for it? 🙂

    Shauni x

    • 21 January , 2018 / 9:18 am

      That’d be great, yes please! Let me know when you’re free x

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