I've been thinking long and hard about my new years resolutions for 2015 and I've decided that I want to focus on my creative stuff this year. When life gets tough it seems for me that the creative stuff is the first thing in my life to give, which is a shame, as its also one of the things that keeps me sane!
So here's to some creative resolutions for 2015!
I love cross stitch, its easy to do and fun and there are SO MANY amazing designs out there now (including Rich's of course). I also find cross-stitch so meditative.
I love making cross stitch for our house, but also for our friends. There are so many patterns so you can easily make cross-stitch that is on point for your friends interests - regardless of whether their interests are horror movies, narwhals or Adventure Time. I love cross-stitch and I want to make more this year! I've just been to buy some supplies today to make a start on a cross-stitch for a friends birthday.
Do more craft swaps
I love craft swaps - I used to do HEAPS on Craftster, but in the last year or two I have only done a couple. This year I want to do one swap a month - I have signed up for a "fill a mug" swap on Craftster for January. If you want to do a craft swap with me (Valentines, Easter, Christmas?) let me know.
Tackle the terrifying UFO and mending pile
First up I need to tell you guys I have this weird thing where I REALLY love cutting out fabric, I feel like I should take up patchwork/quilting because cutting out is my favourite part of the process by a LONG shot. My love of cutting out stuff means I have a LOT of cut out projects that I am yet to sew up! This year I want to actually SEW UP all the stuff I have cut out AND tackle that mending pile! There are some cool dresses I have that only need minor repairs, I need to make those repairs!
Sew more from my stash & sewing for others
Like a lot of sewists - I have a lot of fabrics and a lot of patterns! A lot of what I have is from op shops, swaps, fabric-a-brac or has been given to me. Some of it is new and I have to admit, I just have TOO MUCH. I need to sew this stuff up and I need to stop "saving" fabric and just sew it. Even if I mess it up and its cool fabric, there is loads more cool fabric in my stash and in the WORLD! I also want to sew more for my friends, my niece and nephew and of course for Rich (hes been waiting for a shirt for a REALLY long time).
Has anyone else made any new years resolutions? Any creative/sewing resolutions?