Hello, 2012! I have a few plans…

Good morning everyone, welcome to a new year!  It’s about 10 and a half hours old for me, but the first day is drawing to a close down under…

I’ve been reading all the blog posts that others have put up with their plans for 2012 and it makes for fascinating and thought provoking reading.  Some are quite planned or challenging, others are more of a wing-it variety!

I have to admit that I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to achieve over the next twelve months and there are a few things to aim for:

Sew at least one garment a month.  I am no where near a sew a whole garment a week girl, the time management side of things eludes me!  Never mind 58 in a year!  How amazing is Debi?!  Certainly to begin with I need to focus on tops…

Complete a couple of ‘project’ items.  The first of which will be the Minoru Jacket by Sewaholic.  The sew along starts a fortnight tomorrow!  I’d also like to make the Lady Grey for next winter, following Gertie’s sew along posts…  Finally there’s a dress for my Brother in Law’s wedding in September.

I have plans to drop a few dress sizes too, but I’m still going to sew, and just adjust as I go.  It’ll keep my fitting skills fresh as I make progress!  It’s strange how something like this seems more daunting than making a tailored coat…

I also intend to keep to my seamless challenge – I haven’t bought a new item of clothing  (other than the permissible tights!) since I took the pledge just before my birthday.

I’d also like to learn to Crochet, but this may be more of an aspiration rather than a plan, my creative time is limited so this may never happen unless I teach myself whilst on holiday as I can’t take my machines with me!

Finally, there’s this here blog!  I hope to post a little more regularly (my Sencha post yesterday was number 125!) and do a few more give aways as I had so much fun hosting the one for my birthday!  I’ll have been blogging for a year in March and it’s found me new friends and opened up a whole new community.  Something that has pushed me to keep sewing and to try new things!

I’d love to know what you’re plans are, whether you’ve got each month planned or are more of a see what life brings kinda outlook!

PS.  I’ve also just enrolled on the Craftsy Block a Month course which is FREE!  Here’s to a quilt at the end of 2012…