Happy New Year Everybody,
Life is really weird at the moment - a day of hassles yesterday (drains...the story is yet to end), and I just lost the blog post I wrote an hour or so ago somehow.
So I will quickly write it again, but in a somewhat abbreviated form, which may not be such a bad thing :)
I have just finished the last of my 2015 garments - and I have a Handknit all ready to sew up. At the moment I am behind on my blogging - I have a few garments to go that were made in 2015.
But today I officially start my 2016 sewing goals.
- This year I will be incorporating a sub theme in my blog. 2016 - My Sew Style from 16 to 60. Because this year I turn six ooh, and I think that is a good time to redefine my sewing style.
- I will also incorporate a Stashing Policy, namely to only replace the amount of stash I use. I should reduce my stash volume, but I think small steps first - so there will be a Replacement Stash Policy for 2016.
- I will start this from the first garment cut out in 2016. So the last of the 2015 garments will not be counted. Honesty is needed here, because it would be easy to pretend I had made them this year and sneak a bit of extra stash into the pile...
- I will be costing all garments made this year - I am curious as to how much each actually costs.
- I will also keep track of everything I spend on fabrics, patterns, haberdashery and other sewing paraphanalia.
I can't say that I will stop stashing patterns, because it is likely I won't. And, a sewing girl has got to stash something...
- But I will attempt to use a few more of my stashed patterns. I will also try to use new patterns while they are still new, and not add them to the stash to become vintage in the making patterns to be used sometime in someone else's lifetime.
- And, I plan to have a lot more sewing fun ...the last few years has been about getting back into sewing after an absence of a decade or so. That's why I made so many very boring and casual basics. But they were very needed garments for those very ordinary moments that domestic life is often composed off.
This post is much better that my whatever happened to last post (which I think had something to do with a butter fingers job performed by moi on cutting and pasting into a page so I can find these goals at the end of the year...).
So, that is a really good omen ...I think 2016 may be a very Happy New Sewing Year indeed :)
I hope so - and it is also my wish for all of you.
Happy New Sewing Year to you all, along with Health, Safety and Happiness.