Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Resolved to Sew 2012

There is a fab giveaway going on over at Very Berry Handmade with 11 amazing prizes!  All you have to do to enter is blog about your sewing resolutions, as I haven't done this yet, I thought it would be a great time to do so.
My newest purchase, I didn't know this pattern existed!  Anyone remember the Wuzzles?

(1)  Sew more and procrastinate less. 
I have an awful habit of picking a pattern, fabric, notions and saving until I can buy them, thinking about my new dress for weeks, then the stuff gets here and suddenly I find something I HAVE to watch on tv, a blog I HAVE to read or a cake I MUST bake and it gets forgotten even though I was so pumped up about this before.  I am not sure why I put off the actual sewing as I love it, maybe it is because once I start something I like to sit and see it through rather than stop then come back to it.

(2)  Complete my 12 in 12 challenge
I didn't quite complete it last month, I skipped one month, but I am trying to sew one garment each month to improve my sewing skills and create a home made wardrobe.

(3)  Take part in The Sew Weekly Challenge
I am not going to do every week but I sew more when it is to a deadline and I love some of the themes that they come up with for people to sew along with.

(4)  Learn a new sewing technique(s)
My main aim with sewing different patterns is to learn new tips, tricks and techniques.  I like to try something different with every project and would like to try pattern drafting, french seams, sewing sheer fabric, hand embroidery etc

(5)  Start a monthly book review section on my blog
I always have a book on the go and I love to read maybe more than I love sewing (eeep can't believe I just said that!) and was thinking about doing some book review posts.  I'm not sure whether to just make them part of my current blog or if I should start another that would deal with them but I tend to read 4 or 5 books a month and people I know often ask me what they should read next.  Plus I like to keep a record of what I have read just for my own pleasure.

So thats it!  Not too specific as I don't think I would keep resolutions that are too difficult or time consuming.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

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