Monday, December 15, 2008

Let's Talk Resolutions

There are still a couple of weeks to go, but I have been thinking about New Year's Rsolutions, and I thought I'd share what's been on my mind. Normally, I don't make New Year's resolutions. I think that if you want to make a change or start something new you can do it anytime. Why wait for the New Year? But since 2009 is just around the corner (gosh, where did 2008 go?), I thought, why not just go for it this time?

So here, without further ado, are my 2009 sewing/crafting resolutions:
1. Reduce the fabric stash by two boxes.

I love my stash, but storage has become an issue, and the volume has just become unwieldy for me. I know I've previously blogged at least twice about losing fabric in my stash, and to me that is a sign that things have gotten out of control. Besides, I love buying new fabric and I can't justify bringing it home if there's nowhere to put it!
2. Dig out all UFO's (be honest about it), blog them (to keep me honest) and finish them!

This should help a little bit with Resolution #1.

3. Make at least one quilt.

More would be nice, but for resolution purposes one will do. This should also help with Res #1.
4. Make some wardrobe staples: plain blouses, skirts, jackets, etc.

This will pump up my work wardrobe and help reduce the stash.

5. Make more dresses for me.

I love the ease of wearing a dress. As with #4, this will help pad the wardrobe and reduce stash.

6. Make more dresses/outfits for the Princess.

She grows like a weed and I need to take advantage of being able to sew for her while she will still let me. Not to mention a huge chunk of the stash was purchased for just this purpose.
7. Graduate from scarves: Knit a sweater! Notice I just said "a sweater." I didn't say complicated, overly fitted, or multicolored. A stockinette shell will do, just something beyond a rectangle.
That's it. Actually, that's a lot! But, I have a whole year. Although if 2009 flashes by like 2008 did, I may be in trouble!


marybee said...

i'm looking forward to this!! what fun it will be to watch and see what all you come up with!

Lynn said...

I can't wait to see what you bring to 2009! I haven't posted in a long time, but got a bit caught up this evening. I linked one of your designs in my last post--I used your original design in my latest project. I just love the smocking plate--Thanks so much for sharing!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh definitely find time to sew for your daughter! That is one of the things that I am glad that I did and can look back fondly will always have time to sew for yourself!

Thanks for sharing your resolutions with us!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I think I will think of my resolutions and post them soon too. I like yours and I look forward to seeing your wardrobe expand and your stash strink!
And sew while you can for the princess. We only get a short chance to sew fun things for them!

Lisa at Git Down Kitty! said...

Wow! Nice sewing! I wandered over here after you left me a comment on my BRAND NEW blog. (I'm a little excited about the whole thing. Thank you for your kind comments!)

I am so impressed with your clothing!! I could never make shirts that nice! (Mine would look like a big pillowcase with some other smaller pillowcases sewn on for sleeves. And then I would be like, "how do I get my head out of he- ...oooohh, crap!" Haha!)

My mom used to sew matching outfits for our whole family, and while I hated it back then, now I think it's cool. I wish I had some of those clothes still.

Making your resolution so public is very brave! I had thrown about the idea in my head of only using thrifted fabric for the next year, but I knew I would fail, so I gave up before I started. I know my limits. ;-)