My Top 5 goals are something I’ve struggled with, I tend to sew more when the mood strikes me, so making a super specific list is never going to work. Let’s call this my 2013 conceptual framework
-Sew whatever takes your whimsy, but try and make it a practical and beautiful version. Add a stunning lining to a coporate colour, sneak in some pockets, embroider a jacket
-I have a two item limit of UFO’s come 31 December 2013, which means digging out that Lady Grey coat and finishing it. It also means three quilts, a tiramisu, day to night top, kimono top and a girls dress, four cushion covers and a set of curtains. *sigh*.
- Try and blog once a week, sewing is a team sport, and sometimes reading someone else’s blog gives you the encouragement to start sewing something. It’s the bomb.
-Be a good person. I made my first Kiva loan to a sewing lady in pakistan this week, and it felt good. I’m not a huge fan of the high rates of interest they charge, but even here trying to get the funds to start sewsquirrel was tricky for a microbusiness. It’s the least I can do to regularly make Kiva loans.
-Do some selfless sewing, and more mending. This year I got an extra years use out of a set of sheets by patching them (twice). I’m trying to live a more green and sustainable life, so that means repairing and refashioning!
Here’s hoping I manage to stay on track. You’ll keep me honest right?