Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lunch Date and Crochet Project

Today hubby and I went to see Red Tail, if you have not seen the movie you are missing a treat. It was a great movie.

I started working on a crochet bag. This bag was popular in 2007, and I found the pattern here in 2007. I cannot remember the blog, however I know that blogger live in the middle east and she knit and crochet the most beautiful things by creating her own pattern. The bag measurement is 13-inches wide by 16 inches long. My bag is HUGE, so I checked the instruction and guess what I used a size 5 1/2 crochet needle instead of a size 4 crochet  needle. Oh well, I am going to start all over again. I was hoping to have it done by the end of January. Oh well I am going to start all over again with the correct size needle and hopefully in the next two weeks I will have a finished crochet bag.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

End of the Year Post and 2012 Goals

I decided not to post an end of the year post, but after reading Jackie’s and Katie's  post I change my mind.
I am not going to concentrate on the number of garments because I did not sew many; I am going to focus on what I achieve this year.

The first  major achievement was sewing two dresses here and here that fit my body. It needs a little bit of tweaking, however I am happy with the fit.

The second major acievement was organizing my sewing space. My husband did a moving job and was able to bring home several cabinets. I put them in my sewing space and organize my fabric. What a difference those cabinets made, I can put my hands on every piece of fabric I own.

The third project I am happy about was for Chase. I also crocheted a blanket for him. Another project I did last year was a scrapbook that showcase my son. My son will be celebrating his eighteen birthday in Febuary. More about the scrapbook in 2012.

My goals for 2012 are the following:

1. Take a sewing class with Sharon to help me improve the fit of my dress patterns

2. Keep it simple- use My Stash
" buy I what I need" goal.  I accept the fact that I would never be able to sew all the fabrics I own. So this year I will only buy what I need, notions and linings. This does not mean that I may not buy fabric, I will only buy fabric if it is something I want to sew and none of the fabrics in my collection will do. Then in that case I will give away the same amount of fabric from my  stash. For every yard I buy this year I will give away the same amount of yardage from my stash, because I don't have the space to store any more fabrics or patterns. P.S I have not bought any fabric since July 2011.

3.  Keep better track of the fabric yardage that I use and document if it came from my stash.

4. Keep tract of the amount of time I dedicate to the art of sewing.

5. Crochet more items

6. Work on all the UFO in my sewing space.

7. More home dec projects this year.

8. The last and most important goal is to sew what I love.

More later..