Hello new year. So we meet again…
2013 holds the promise of a new dawn and I find myself in need of a blog again. Writing about a project on a regular basis gives a certain amount of focus and drive, which I think will be good in my life. Besides, I enjoy writing and have missed it.
The only problem I have with this blog is that it’s specifically limited to sewing. I’m one of those people with a long list of talents and interests and it’s difficult to settle on one for any prolonged period of time. Flighty or versatile, you decide. Still, it has been difficult to build a place where I can go with all of my projects and ideas.
I’ve been painting lately. Watercolors, specifically, and it has been going surprisingly well. And I’ve been making tiny statues of monsters and cute animals out of sculpey. I’d like to post them here as well. You’d be surprised how different creative projects influence one another. Oh, and I want to write reviews for stuff I like, like TV shows and movies and books.
This blog started out as something very structured and limited in scope, because I hoped that I would learn to manage my ‘versatility’. I think blogging last year helped. I certainly proved that I could learn a complex skill in a short amount of time if I applied myself. I’m a seamstress now, whether I blogged about it or not.
There’s still sewing projects I have going, too. My Lala Orange costume needs to be made yet. In October, I made a bustier from the Simplicity pattern I’m using out of test fabric and it turned out rather well. A couple of days ago, thanks for Buttericks hyper-sale, I picked up a handful of patterns. They including some that would complete more of the monthly projects I had set up last year, like a button-up shirt pattern and a jean pants pattern. These projects require me going fabric shopping though, which is actually a rather big weakness in my sewing abilities. I have no real knowledge of fabrics and my research on the subject is very limited. I really just don’t know what’s out there.
Writing this, I’ve decided I’m going to go browse Hancock Fabrics after work.
And already, blogging is giving me focus and drive. I’m gonna go learn me some fabrics!