Oh, goals. You seem so appealing until it comes time to set them, or to actually accomplish them! I’m purposefully keeping my goals simple this year. Continue: Keep sewing knits, keep blogging, keep doing Curvy Sewing Collective stuff, and keep teaching classes. Keep hacking patterns without a firm plan, starting blog series whenever inspiration hits, and … More Top 5 Goals for 2017
2016 passed so quickly! Here are my thoughts as I look back. Going viral is weird. Out of the blue, my 2015 tutorial on how to make Scandianavian fabric star ornaments became really popular in October, November and December. It had 150 000 views this year! It steadily had at least 1000 views a day, and … More Top 5 Sewing Reflections of 2016
Hmmm… what have I done in 2016 besides sew? A few new things… 1. We moved! We’d last over 2 years in a noisy apartment building, but life got SO MUCH BETTER in May when we moved to a century home in the old downtown core. It’s quiet, we can walk around at any time of … More Top 5 Non-Sewing Highlights of 2016!
If you are writing your own #sewingtop5 posts, post a link them below! It’s always nice to discover new blogs to read, right? And round-ups are a great way to get to know each other quickly. You can like to just one post or come back and link to each one as you post! My first … More Share your Top 5 of 2016 posts!
Let the games begin! Here’s my next instalment in the #sewingtop5 series! 1. Muse Natalie Dress Either this pattern or this fabric could have worked as something else… but together, I felt bland. I cut it up and made a tank instead, which, frankly, is also a bit bland and poorly-fitting! 2. Linen Santa Fe tee … More Top 5 Misses of 2016!
I thought this post might be hard to write – how can I chose favourites from the 50+ projects I’ve made this year? But once I scrolled through my Flickr stream, it was clear which garments made my heart sing! 1. Washington Dress in Black Scribbles I made this dress in January, and it gets a … More Top 5 Best Projects of 2016!
It’s back! For the 5th year running, I’m inviting you to join me for an end-of-year sewing round-up! Here’s how it works: Between now and the start of January, post on your blog or IG feed about the following topics, and tag them #sewingtop5: Top 5 Hits (favourite or most worn makes) Top 5 Misses (projects … More It’s time for the Top 5 of 2016!
In a very enjoyable way, I feel like I’ve found my groove with sewing. That means I don’t have any huge insights into my last year of sewing, nor do I want to set any lofty goals! That said, there are some things I’ve been thinking about… Reflections: I love my wardrobe. I have more … More Top 5 Reflections and Goals for 2015
Because we can’t sew ALL the time, right? 1. Happy Home Jamie continues to be the best part of my life every single day, and our cats keep us both entertained. It feels like a year where things are coming together. 2. Family I’ve been so proud to see the strength in my family through hard times, … More Top 5 Non-Sewing Highlights of 2015!
It’s time to share! If you’ve been posting Top 5 round-ups, leave your name and a link below so we can explore your posts. I always love reading through other people’s posts and finding new blogs to add to my reading list. If you haven’t done a list yet but are meaning to, I hope you’ll come … More Link to your Top 5 of 2015 posts!