HAPPY NEW YEAR dear readers! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and if you are returning to work haven’t found the transition too much of a struggle. I’m not usually that big on new year’s resolutions, but it’s always nice to think that every year is a chance to makes changes or tackle those things we have been putting off for a while now, and what a better time than the start of a new year of course! I don’t really have many goals for my personal life now, but that’s ok. Sometimes these things take time and it’s also totally fine to be happy with the way life is and not feel the need to make any changes too.
So, I’m writing this post to share with you 10 new years resolutions I have that are related completely to the sewing part of my life. Where I know there are a few things i’d like to change and work on or that definitely need an overhaul or reflection. So, in no particular order here goes.
1. Sort out my fabric scraps into something manageable. I don’t know about the rest of you, but my fabric scraps are currently chaotic and unmanageable thrown into piles I don’t really want to make eye contact with. So I have started to sort and cut them into something that will be neater and more useful. I’ve started with big squares and small squares as well as big and large strips. All the teeny tiny bits have either being cut into 1”x1.5”, 2”x2” or 2.5”x2.5” in hopes that this will make them easy to use. This seems to be going well for now, but its still an ongoing process and I’m happy to hear any tips and tricks from you scrap busting experts.
2. Use all the fabric. Yes that’s right ALL the fabric. I have decided it’s about time I started using all of my fabric stash instead of hoarding it away for a rainy day. I’m talking about using all my gorgeous designer fabric, que Tasha Noel, Elea Lutz, Pam Kitty and so on. They should be showcased and adored instead of letting them sit in a box waiting for that perfect project.
3. Sew more things just for fun. This year I want to try new projects just for the fun of it, instead of there having to be any purpose to the finished project. I want to make that bag or that pouch or that quilt. Just because it looks fun or adorable.
4. Sew more things to give. This one kind of relates to the previous one and that is to sew more things to give to family and friends or someone special just because. Just because it was fun, or I want to try it or I know they will love it. That is the best kind of sewing after all.
5. Add more patterns to my Etsy shop. This one is super exciting! I’m hoping this year to add more patterns to my Etsy shop. Last year I started to dabble in pattern writing because I want to share with you my ideas and unique makes and I hope you like them too.
6. Work on my EPP star quilt. I have a long term EPP (english paper piecing) star quilt in the making and I’m hoping this year I can make some solid progress on it. It got severely neglected last year, so I really hope this year I can find the time to make it happen.
7. See where the blog takes me. I’m totally new to the whole blogging thing and the blogging world. After all I’ve only been at it for a couple of months. It took me a while toying with the whole idea, to finally take the plunge. So here I am blogging, still feeling like I have no idea what I’m doing. But I’m enjoying the process so far and can’t wait to see where it takes me in the future.
8. Sew more things out of sewing books. I don’t know about the rest of you but I have a great little collection of sewing books that Is growing at a steady rate. These books are a delight to look at but they are also filled with amazing projects and gorgeous little makes. Instead of just looking at the pictures and just thinking about it. This year I actually want to start making more of the sweet little projects I keep going back to and swooning over on a regular basis.
9. Do a sewing swap. There’s this amazing thing out there called a sewing swap. Where you make something for a swap partner, depending on the theme of the swap. They of course make you something in return and you get to swap your makes in the mail at the end. So you both get a special handmade gift at the end. I’ve never done one before, but they look like a lot of fun, so I’m hoping this year I am brave enough to step up to the challenge.
10. Collaborate more. I’m hoping this year I can collaborate more with all the amazing makers and sewing bloggers out there. I want to try to connect and share with them. After all, it is the supportive environment from many other makers out there on Instagram that has helped encourage me to do what I do and keep doing it every day. So, a big THANK YOU and I can’t wait to see what all of you are up to this year.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my new years sewing resolutions for 2020. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please leave a comment below.
Happy Sewing, Kellie. X
© Copyright 2020, Ma & Me Designs.