Monday, December 22, 2008

The Year in Review

I decided to look back over 2008 and take a look at what I accomplished. Not counting projects that were started in 2007 and finished in 2008, I completed a total of 45 projects ranging from simple boxer shorts to smocked dresses, to a fitted cheongsam. That's an average of 3.75 projects per month. My most prolific months were the spring and summer months. I blame it on the longer days and the relaxed schedule, as well as the fact that, well, I'm just a warm weather gal.

Of the 45 completed projects, 10 were smocked outfits. My favorite smocked projects were:

T (Temily) 5



And Annika.


Seventeen projects were made for the Princess. My favorite was the Wall-E dress:


I just love the colors and the way the fabrics went together. The Princess's favorite project was Summertime Pink:


I think she liked the halter top.

Eight projects were made for the men in my life. I'd have to say my favorite is the Astronaut shirt:

The Prince agrees.

Eighteen of the 45 projects were for me. That's an average of one and a half projects per month! Not all of them were successes, but of them all my favorites were:

Kiwi:

I wore this a lot!

The leopard shirt:

This was surprisingly easy and fun to make and it's already getting a lot of wear.

The most challenging piece was definitely the cheongsam:


The challenge here was fit. I don't think this piece was 100% successful, but it was wearable and that, at least, is something.

I encourage you to look back over the past year and see what you got done. Like me, you may be pleasantly surprised at how much you actually got accomplished!

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

You had a very productive year!

Vicki said...

Some great projects there! I really like the smocking -lovely work.

Piper said...

You had a very successful year. I think I will look back and pick out my favorites from this year too. Great idea!

patsijean said...

I love the "Space Frog" and "Wall-e" fabrics. Where did you find them? The children's clothing is great. And, you have created some great garments for yourself. I especially love the BWOF 10-2008 #120. As my subscription has just started, I don't have access yet. I will have to find that issue and purchase it. I'm a new reader of your blog and truly enjoy it.

Michelle Farmer said...

I love your Blog and now am a follower. I want to start Smocking for my Nieces and was wondering if you use a pleater and which one you use. Keep up the great work. You keep me inspired.

Michelle Farmer said...

I love your Blog and now am a follower. I want to start Smocking for my Nieces and was wondering if you use a pleater and which one you use. Keep up the great work. You keep me inspired.

Michelle Farmer said...

I love your Blog and now am a follower. I want to start Smocking for my Nieces and was wondering if you use a pleater and which one you use. Keep up the great work. You keep me inspired.

Michelle Farmer said...
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Michelle Farmer said...

I love your Blog and now am a follower. I want to start Smocking for my Nieces and was wondering if you use a pleater and which one you use. Keep up the great work. You keep me inspired.

Michelle Farmer said...

I love your Blog and now am a follower. I want to start Smocking for my Nieces and was wondering if you use a pleater and which one you use. Keep up the great work. You keep me inspired.

Michelle Farmer said...

I love your Blog and now am a follower. I want to start Smocking for my Nieces and was wondering if you use a pleater and which one you use. Keep up the great work. You keep me inspired.