- For the son: 5 shorts, 3 PJ pants, 1 dressing gown, 1 elephant
- For the daughter: 3 skirts, 2 dresses, 1 cloak, 2 elephants
- For myself: 3 skirts, 4 tops, 1 sleep mask
- For the husband: 1 sleep mask
- For the house: 3 pillow cases, 1 duvet cover
- For the sewing machine: 1 sewing machine cover, 1 needle cushion
all together 33 items
Before I started sewing I hadn't realised the amount of time it takes. Doing something in 2 hours is really quick (for sewing), but to carve 2 hours out of my already rather full schedule seems like a mountainous task until I broke it down in both time slots and tasks. I also realised that I am a bit like a magpie and what love most about sewing is buying things for sewing ... fabric, patterns, notions ... more more more ... its rather chaotic and a bit off putting actually.
This year I am going to try to do things differently:
- I will reduce my fabric collection to the size of the toy box that I already have. i.e. I shall not buy more plastic containers or stuff it into suit cases or just leave it under the bed
- In order to achieve point one I shall not buy any fabric or patterns until my birthday in September.
- Furthermore I shall stop trying to keep every scrap of fabric. Once I have finished a project and there is substantial fabric left, then fine, but 15cm will really not do much good anywhere.
- I will have 2 days each week when my youngest is in Kindy, so during those days I will try to sew.
- I will not let WIPs accumulate randomly
- I also want to conquer button holes
- I shall blog at least once a week (hopefully we will have a better Internet connection soon)
In terms of projects I am hoping to do the Hollyburn skirt and the Thurlow trousers (maybe) from Sewaholic. I want to sew some more practical shirts, maybe another one of the Dolman sleeve tops or an Ariadne tunic.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE :-)