Thursday 5 January 2012

To do lists for 2012.

Well Happy New Year to you all. I have been pondering on this post or rather my intentions for 2012 since, well it seems along time!!

There are lots of I will promise to do this and I will be the perfect seamstress is I master that, to be honest my ideas are to random and I want it all, so I'm not planning to hold myself back this year. I thought of 2011 as a rebirth to my creativity and my first year in dressmaking, so 2012, I want more.

I would like myself to be just creative in everything I do :

  • dressmaking, lots for me, a shirt for MrPB and maybe something for the toddler.
  • around the home, new curtains, place mats, quilts to be finished
  • I would like to try scrapbooking, inspired by this months Molly Makes
  • Work in groups/ communities/ charities
  • make more accessories, I got the chic on a shoe string for xmas and it's very inspiring
  • join in sew along's and such likes, I find them immensely fun
  • knit one garment using a pattern
  • refall in love with my garden
  • do more yoga
I am attempting two big projects in Jan.

  1.  The Sew Active project, I plan to do more yoga but more importantly to my wardrobe I am tackling a very big issue in my life. I am planning to cut back my working hours which will in turn enable me to cycle more, and use the car less! This is a very big mission as I live in Devon and there are hills everywhere and I'm not that fit yet. I also want to look good doing it and stick to the self stitched year.
  2. I am also starting to put together a quilt. This quilt was started to get my village together, everyone got a square and could decorate it there own way, only now I have to make it up!!

So alot to do already with a for ever growing list as I am just so excited about getting the opportunity to do so many things!!

So whats your first for the year?


  1. My big one is go be fit again.. back problems left me weak and tired.. maybe i can sew yoga pants and get exited to use them ! xx

  2. Charolette,
    What a great list.. I too. want to do more in 2012.Not only sewing/crafting ,but take time to enjoy the little things. I too, am looking forward to the spring garden and flowers.
    Look forward to seeing what creations you come up with this year. I have seen such amazing things from you this past year. YOu have done so well, sometimes ,its hard to believe ,you have only sewed a year. Excellent job. Happy Sewing.
    Rachel. My heart goes out to you. I so understand ,your back troubles and not being able to exercise,etc. Kenny is facing the third back surgery this month.. And he has always been so active and fit. He is really discouraged with not beeing able to do anything.First time in his life, he has ever had to deal with weight. Really sad.. Remember us in your prayers..