You may, or may not have, noticed that I momentarily disappeared from Blog Land recently. I had been dreaming of time off over the Christmas break so that I could sew and blog like a crazy woman, and wrap up all my outstanding projects before the year came to an end (a.k.a The-never-ending-how-to-draft-a-shirt-pattern-tutorial).
That didn't quite go to plan though. A bad case of the flu knocked me off my perch and the idea of even lifting my head, let alone sewing, had me panicking. I decided then and there, that this was my body's way of saying "STOP! YOU SEWING/BLOGGING LUNATIC!" So I did. I lay in bed. I watched films. I slept. And I didn't sew a single thing.
Okay, okay, I admit it. That is a bit of a lie... I did sew my Christmas cards! But apart from that, I didn't sew.
I have now recovered and am excited to get back on my machine and start sewing again.
But before I get started on all the projects that 2015 is dangling in my imagination, I thought it was important to at least momentarily reflect on the year that was. I like the beginning of the year (even if I am in the freezing northern hemisphere this time around), as it feels like somewhat of a fresh slate, that kicks my booty into gear, and encourages me to think about all the changes and improvements that need to be made this year (not that I ever really stick to my resolutions, but at least thinking about them will lead to gradual change, right?!).
I have really been enjoying reading other blogger's 2014 'Wrap ups' and goals for the new year, and thought I might give it a go too!
To start, I must say, I am pleased with the progress I made in 2014. I managed to get this blog out of my imagination and onto the internet, I learned A LOT about "building" a website (I don't know if it counts as building when you use a platform that is very easy to use), and all the tools that go along with it.
I posted 49 tutorials on my site (probably should have pushed myself to get to a square fifty).
I made two shirts.
Six dresses (one yet to be photographed and three yet to be blogged.
A pair of pajama pants.
Aladdin and Jasmin costumes.
As well as countless baby gifts (as apparently 2014 was the year to have a baby).
And two yearn beards.
And of course, the most important thing, and why I started this project in the first place, was to learn more about pattern making (and hopefully help some people out there learn too) Which I did.
In terms of goals for 2015, I am not really in any sort of position to make promises to myself, or to anyone out there in Blog Land. I have a really big year ahead (I am moving back to Australia after living in the UK for the last two years), and I am unsure how this will affect my projects, so am just going to take this year as it comes... Which feels very exciting indeed!
Wishing you all a very happy and sewing filled new year!