So it's 2014!!! I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of new years. The evening itself tends to lean towards people going over the top and I've never been a big new years resolution kind of person. That said I have learnt the benefits of a bit of self reflection and planning some goals for the future so this year I'm trying to embrace it a bit more.
2013 saw the start of blogging for me and also starting to sell one or two bits and pieces that I make. It's been fun and I think in terms of my crafting I want 2014 to look much the same. I have some thoughts - they aren't exactly measurable new years resolutions but more a general direction I would like to see things head in this year.
I want to make sure I take time out regularly to make something new or try a new technique. I have learnt that I am not so good at re-producing en mass lots of the same thing (I get bored far too easily and end up distracted). I ended up doing this for the craft fair and I have much more fun tweaking things each time I make them.
I also want to keep blogging and build up a network of people that follow me/I follow to keep sharing new and exciting ideas. I really do enjoy sitting down to write and share with you all what I'm thinking or getting up to. Plus to help each other out when we get stuck!
I also want 2014 to be a year where I think a little less about myself and try to look at what is going on around me - in the city where I live, in my country and in the world. I still have to figure out exactly what this looks like but I'll be sure to share with you as I get more clear on how it is right for me to do this! If this had a crafty twist to it as well then I'd be pretty happy!
It would be nice to sell a few bits and pieces as I go along over on etsy or on facebook but I don't want to make this the focus of what I do. I went shopping before Christmas and got some new to me fabric and it was super exciting to spend money that had been made from selling things I make. So if I could sell enough products that mean it doesn't cost me anything to sew then that would be awesome. Anything else would be a bonus!
So there you have it - a little bit scatty but a few thoughts for the year - I'm sure there are many other things like getting the garden going and being healthy but with the current deluge of rain outside all I can think about is curling up indoors so for now I just have sewing on the brain!
Here are a few of my favorite pieces from 2013.
I hope you all had a wonderful new year and are starting to feel settled again after the madness! Do send me your projects from 2013! I'd love to see what you got up to.