Sadly, maternity leave is coming to a close. I head back to work next week with mixed feelings. I'll miss being home every day with my little darlings, reading in bed, making soup, taking leisurely walks in the neighborhood chatting with friends. But I'll be gaining my sense of independence again, some quiet time to read on the bus and the confidence that I am providing for my family in a different way.
That said, I purged the closet hard, slash and burn. After 2 pregnancies let's just say I'm not headed back to the size 6 I was when we were married 7 years ago. And that's fine. I'm more forgiving and grateful of my body now that I used to be. It's good to be gentle with your self image, I'm feeling older and wiser these days. But there were a few pieces I didn't want to part with, I'm a pack rat at times. So I turned a few skirts and dresses into these drawstring bags. Sew them below the darts at the waist, trim off the waist excess, open the hem and pull a ribbon through, voila a nice bag for storing stuff (dress up clothes, travel laundry, toys...)