Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I bought a new camera and need to put it to use. Maybe Melissa and I can get together more often and take photos of our finished sewing projects. I should also get outside and photograph the beautiful areas around my house.
2. Have fun and slow down
Hobbies should be fun and I don't want to stress myself out. My goal is to have fun making things that I will wear and not focus on a list of things that I "need" to learn. I have my whole life to sew and I don't need to get anxiety over deadlines and make sewing feel like homework.
I'm not sure how to go about this, but I would love to have an online book club with you guys. Something casual every two or three months or so. Is anyone interested?
4. Make things for Luke
My husband is great and if anyone deserves something handmade it's him. I ordered all three Thread Theory patterns and plan to make them for him. I am not looking forward to making adjustments for his muscles, so maybe I should hide his protein shakes and discourage him from going to the gym in the meantime? hahah! Just kidding!
5. Blog more, but only if I want to
There is so much pressure to blog and sometimes I force myself to put up a post even though I'm not 100% feelin' it. I doubt that any of you are lying awake at night wondering why I haven't posted as much, so I shouldn't stress about blogging when I'm not in the mood. And if you are lying awake at night thinking about that then I am kinda creeped out right now.
6. Make more everyday pieces
I used to sew a lot of dresses, but they don't get worn as often as they should. If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen the many tops I have made, but not blogged. I haven't posted them online because I have this fear that you guys won't think it's "exciting," but I need to get over it because that's what I wear. I don't wear fancy clothes all the time and who cares?!?!?
Continue to learn and make things that I will use and wear.
In conclusion, this year I want to have fun making things that are functional!