2009 Wrap Up

I love WordPress for their blogging platform, but I do not love that I can’t embed this slide show. Oh well, click here for my 2009 projects. 

I was less productive this year than in 2008. But, I finally refashioned something and I FINALLY made something for my mom. Well, it wasn’t initially for her but she ended up with it.

For 2010, I have some very modest goals. The first, is that I’m not buying fabric. Scoff if you like, I know I would if you said it to me. But, I have more than enough to sew for the next year. Linings and trims are ok to finish projects. But, I have plenty to work with now.

Second, is that I have a great collection of Patrones, Mrs. Stylebook, Knip Mode and La Mia Boutique. And, I don’t have a great comfort level with them. So, every other project (or one project a month) needs to be from on of those four magazines. Otherwise, I can’t justify the space they are taking and the hasseling of friends and colleagues to send them to me.

I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t stick with them, but I like making goals and reaching them when possible.

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s weekend and bring on 2010 I say!


  1. You can embed in WordPress. Slideshare is one of three possibilities. I just can’t recall what they’re called at the moment but make a quick search, you’ll find the other two.
    I wish you Happy New Year and and can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2010!

  2. I just went through the process of organizing my fabrics and yarn (it’s that year-end thing) — it is amazing how much can be accumulated! As I was looking at my bins, I thought about resolving to use up those materials first before buying more. You’ve come up with great goals that I know you will reach. Have a happy new year!

  3. Heh – you and me and the Mrs. Stylebooks. My big goal is to figure out how to draft a pattern for myself out of one of them. Nothing too nutty, perhaps a skirt and a top, but I definitely want to do that.

  4. Happy New Year! I have not bought any fabric for TWO YEARS, so I know you can do it! To tell the truth, I still have plenty to work with. I don’t want to end up like those people on hoarders, with possums in the bedroom!

  5. Okay I promise not to share any more REALLY good online fabric sales! I also pledge not to tell you when I’m heading to Metro Textiles because I just don’t want to lead you into temptation! *LOL*

  6. Happy New Year! Today for the first and second time in my life, I heard abuot Mrs. Stylebook. Very cool. As for La Mia Boutique, I really need to get my hands on a few issues! Love the styles.

  7. You and your blog have been a huge inspiration to me this year. Thanks for taking the time to talk about your successes – and failures. You make sewing “real” to me. Have a great and blessed New Years.

  8. Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing what you’ll make and where your adventures will take you in 2010!

  9. Happy New Year! I’ve enjoyed reading about the past year’s projects, and look forward to the new ones.

  10. Happy New Year!
    So, are you going to do the full fitting yourself a Bunka/Mrs. Stylebook block? Want an (inexperienced) friend along too, for company?!?

  11. Happy New Year! Actually I find stash sewing to be very satisfying. You start dreaming up projects just to sew specific yardage. It’s nice to see what was sitting in a bin turn into a working part of your wardrobe, home dec, etc. Savour the accomplishment.

  12. I know what you mean about the no buying fabric. I have so much right now, I’m not trying to buy any. I know that I am going to try and work from what I have.

    Happy New Year!!

  13. Happy New Year!

    I will join you in the no fabric purchases in 2010. I have wayyy too much and can make beautiful things with what I have. I just have to get all of this organized…..

  14. Congrats on the new itouch! I’ll bet you’re loving it already. OH, and good luck on that no fabric resolution. I have MORE than enough as well, but I’m sure that one will never hold water with me.

  15. i just took a look at the photobucket page. Clicking the text marked HTML Code will copy it for you (at least on Windows with Chrome). In WP just click the html tab on your post to drop it in. You may need to tweak the code a little for the sake of your theme (lazy?).

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