Conquered sewing with knit fabrics and honed my skills on the Renfrew and Babydoll dress from Sew U Stretch
Bought a new sewing machine
Farewell beret, lost to Glasgow's bus systemLost 2 handmade hats (sob!)
Made a proper crocheted thing and really enjoyed it
Became a .com
Ruined 2 metres of fabric (argh!)
The cats don't look interested but my swap gift was lovely!Hosted a Sewing Swap
Made my first quilt
Finally got around to making that project with embroidered tablecloths
Posted my most popular ever tutorial - How to Make a Cloud Mobile
Confessed to how infrequently I wash my woollens
Bought a serger - And I've even used it!
Posted some funny vintage knitting patterns
I even sewed some clothes for me!
Started planning a Meet Up in Glasgow in 2014
Oh, and produced this delightful little lady of course:
(Note the dribble - a real action shot!)
Most definitely my best creation ever.
Last New Year I couldn't imagine what my life was going to be like a year on. Knowing that I was pregnant, I didn't want to commit myself to too many projects or plans that I may not be able to complete. Still, I think I've done pretty well.
I haven't counted how many things I made this year, but I'm just pleased that I've been able to continue doing what I enjoy - knitting, sewing and generally making things. I don't have the same amount of time to sew - no more long Saturdays with Miss Marple on the TV in the background - but I still have pockets of time I can use to get out the machine. With reduced time to sew I find that I enjoy it all the more and paradoxically take more time than before, enjoying the process and not rushing things so that the finish of my garments is improved. I have been getting a good amount of knitting done in the evenings; progress with the Deco cardigan is still ongoing and I'll get it finished for Spring.
So what will 2014 bring?
Hopefully making some garments that I love and for people I love - I really must knit that long-promised jumper for my Current Husband, for a start. If I can make 12 garments in 2014 I'll be happy. I'll also have to start baby-proofing my hobbies - As Baby Kestrel becomes able to move around by herself, I'm going to have to be so careful with all my dangerous craft materials (pins hidden in the carpet, knitting needles left on the sofa, scissors...).
Thank You for reading and commenting in 2013 and I hope you'll stick around in 2014
Happy New Year!