Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Sewing and Crafty Goals

I have set many goals for this year but I won't bore you with all of them. Here's my list of sewing and crafty goals for 2012.

1. Set aside (at least) 1 hour per day to work on my creative projects.

2. Sew an article of clothing (or two, or ten)  for myself

3. Try (at least) 1 tutorial/inspiration from pinterest a month

4. Finish projects that didn't get finished in 2011

5. Make quilts and pillow covers/cases for our bed, sofa and arm chair.

6. Take photos of EVERYTHING I make/try.

7. Blog more often about the things I make and the creative process.

8. Post my first tutorial.

9. Start an etsy shop.

10. Expand my skills.

So there you have it. Looking forward to a creative and productive year in 2012.

Did you set any crafty goals in 2012?

2011 Patchwork and Toys

As promised here's a recap of mostly toys and patchwork stuff whipped up in 2011.
There's quite a bit of paper pieceing here. As well as, potholders, I went on a major homegoods sewing binge due to a lot of people getting married this year. (I slacked and didn't get photos of many of the gifts I made) Looks like I'll be doing a good amount of baby sewing as some of them are expecting this year.
I really enjoy patchwork sewing. It is so fun mixing prints and patterns. There will definately be more patchwork sewing this year as I am planning 3 big quilts this year.

2011 general sewing, originally uploaded by mamabearmakes.
Up next: 2012 Sewing Bucket List and Goals

2011 Kids Clothes Edition

Now that 2012 has arrived I thought it would be nice to take a look back at the stuff I sewed last year for the kiddos. There are pretty much multiples of everything since I usually make things in twos and threes.

2011 kids clothes, originally uploaded by mamabearmakes.
It is so hard to pick a favorite but if I had to choose I'd go with the sweet little O+S ruffled halter (3rd down on left) that I made for Big Sister Bear.

There are so many things that I didn't get photos of (take more photos is on my list of resolutions) like all the Bedtime Story pj pants I made this year. 10 pairs total and I still have 2 more cut out!

Up next: 2011 Patchwork and Toys