Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 Review...

As usual its the end of the year and you have to do a round up!
This year hasn't been the best ever but I'm keeping it positive for 2014. Our house is further along than last year although we still have a new bathroom to afford and no carpet in our bedroom, I've had to give up my MA. I'm still totally bummed about this but i'm going to try and make 2014 the year I get a job I enjoy doing and have some time in the workplace before going back to finish it. Also WE GOT THE PUG! Pixel appeared on the 31st of May and is now happily settled in with his squeaky toys and pechant for frozen carrots. So onto the Sewing! My goals this year were simple:
No garment quota - I made 18 Garments, more than last year!
Learn to make a nice fitting pair of trousers - Do leggings count?
Make a Jacket/Coat - Tick!
Slow down and make everything to the best of my ability - I have tried to do this but not on every project.
Knit one sweater - My Miette is so almost done! I have sleeves and bindings left!
Reduce my stash (yeah right :P) - Hahhahahah
Make a capsule of key pieces, considered and budgeted - I have been budgeting my projects this year and realised I don't spent a huge amount on my sewing hobby. I'm often sewing from stash and I haven't accumulated too much more this year.

This year i've made:

  • 9 Shirts and Tops 
  • 3 Dresses
  • 1 Skirt
  • 1 pair leggings 

I currently have finished but unblogged
  • 1 Skirt
  •  2 Jackets
  • 1 Pair Leggings
Getting chance to blog has been a bit of a problem this year, I need to get back into taking my own shots with my remote and queueing posts in advance. I have probably got more finished items i've forgotten to blog but as far as sewing goes I think I just owe you 4.
Knitting has been good to me this year again mostly unblogged i've finished:
  • 2 hats
  • 1 Cowl
  • 80% of a Miette
Not too shabby! My favourite pieces this year have been both my Archers, my Moss Skirt, My Virginia Leggings and my Hazel Dress! Most of them are boring day to day clothes but they have got the most wear!

Here's hoping you have a Wonderful New Year, Thanks so much for Reading! I can't wait to meet  you and see your own creations in the new year! x

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Life according to Instagram: October

 Should all sewing posts start with a Pug picture? Yet again I'm behind on my Instagram feed but it really is a great way of capturing our life at the moment.
Lets start off with the basics, I've had a tough couple of months. I've had to give up my MA which i'm truly gutted about, i'm still in a job I don't enjoy too so i'm hoping come January we can get out of the rut we're currently in, I can get a new job and start earning some normal money. Right! Depressing stuff over, here is my Instagram pics from October:
 I have been sewing more than it seems lately and samples are the best way to get exactly the fabric you want! These are for a lovely imaginary outfit, blue coat, liberty shirt and cord skirt anyone?
 This was my last train journey to Bristol. My family live there so I often take my knitting along for the 3 hours. This was my Brassica hat, yet to be properly blogged. Can't beat a Pumpkin Spiced Latte in Autumn can you? Below i've been knitting with the same yarn, Lofty british wool I used another skein to make myself a small Gaptastic Cowl.
I am so behind on showing you finished objects but I am going to drag Piemaker in to get lots of pictures, especially over Christmas! 
I'm loving everyones makes at the moment by the way! 
What have you got in the pipeline?