Today marks six months since I started this blog, and I can’t believe how rewarding it has been! I’ve managed to stick with through my ups and downs, and it has been truly worth it. Today also means we’re six days into the new year already! 2012 is going to be a big year for Sweetheart and I and we’re so excited.
January has always been a time to relax and get organised for me, and this year will be no different. Here’s what I want to focus on this year:
- Finish the Star Anise and Blanket Scrabble blankets
When I first started these, I figured they would take me forever so I was quite happy to finish them over a few years. But lo! they are both progressing so finely I’m sure I’ll finish them in 2012.
- Get my sew on
2011 was a breakthrough year for me, finally getting my act together and overcoming a few sewing fears that were just plain silly. I want to continue that trend in 2012, and makeover my wardrobe with me-made items that actually fit! After following The Sew Weekly for the later part of last year, I think I’ll aim for 52 new items this year!
- Update my jewellery collection
It’s been a while since I’ve made any jewellery and I’ve found my taste have evolved with my birthdays, so this year I’d like to create more pieces I’ll wear in the coming years.
While accomplishing these, they’ll also involve lots of interesting sub-projects, like brushing up on my Japanese so I can create from a whole new world of patterns for sewing, crochet and beading, exploring my style in my favourite themes of tailored, tea parties and goth-y things, and getting better at modelling… (Sweetheart says the poses I choose always make me look awkward… hehehe).
Bring on 2012!!