I just want to wish everyone in blog land a Happy New Year! May your 2012 be a blessed and awesome year!
I have to say for me I’m excited about 2012. I think 2011 was my best sewing year ever and 2012 can only get better. In 2011, I got my first real sewing room that I love. It’s the sunroom in my apartment so it has great light and it’s in the living area of my apartment. I found that when I sew in the living area, I sew more and I’m happier when I sew. This has definitely spoiled me and I won’t live in another place without a dedicated sewing room.
Not only have I been sewing a lot more, but I’ve been sewing faster, which was my goal for 2011. I made a total of 35 garments. That’s pretty big for me. And I wear my clothes just about everyday! I love it! I’ve also been doing alterations for others for money, and it’s also given me a huge learning experience.
I’ve reduced my stash! I still have an obnoxious (to me, at least) stash, but it’s gone down. Since 2011 has been a tough year financially, I haven’t been able to really buy fabric. So I’ve been forced to shop the stash. I’m happy to say that I’m actually starting to see it slowly dwindling down. I love fabric, but a big stash just takes us too much space, plus I feel it’s wasteful. I still have a ways to go with it, but I’m proud of my progress so far.
I have an unofficial list of my 2012 sewing goals mixed in with my personal goals. If I get my list more organized, I’ll try to do a post on it.
But that’s all I have to say. I’m getting started on my New Year now :)