Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Its a wet and wild Hogmanay here in Glasgow, and I'm sneaking on here on the final day of the year to have a brief round up of my 2012.

There's been three blankets...a ripple pram blanket in baby cashmerino, a ripple lap blanket for husband, and a solid square blanket for my friend's baby. 

There's been a feathery scarf and a chunky cowl...

Two hats...

The girl moves fast

And mittens of all sizes...

Its been a whole year since I received my sewing machine for christmas, though it remained in its packaging until I took sewing lessons in May. So in the last 6 months there hasn't been a huge amount of sewing productivity.

But there has been some pretty awesome bunting...

And my first attempt at dressmaking.

It would be really lovely to end the year by finishing off and hemming this skirt. Its been lying disregarded for the last few months while I concentrate on festive gifts (sshh the gifts are still not finished. We got lovely festive bugs this year which has meant we've not been able to travel to see family so there's not been the panicky push to get the gifts done). Its that vogue pattern with the two pockets that everyone has sewn. There's a small issue with a hole in the back where the zip was put in but I'm quite happy with the fit for a first attempt.

So thats been my 2012. I'm really happy with how my crocheting has come on and would like to build on my skills and make more wearable items. There is some dark green Artesano superwash DK in the bag waiting to be converted into a cardigan, once I get those pesky gifts finished. I've been flirting with knitting which I aim to expand into, as many clothing items look better knitted in my mind.

I have so many sewing plans that I need to get in order. I've built up quite a wonderful stash of fabric and patterns which is at risk of becoming a burden, both in terms of physical and mental space. I could be accused of hoarding just now, not wanting to cut into lovely material for risk of wasting it. I'm sure many beginner and not so beginner sewists can relate to that. But my aim is not to buy any item that I could attempt to make so its time to take the plunge.

So in 2013, I will make my lists and plans as I work better that way. But above all I will get on and do!

A Happy and Healthy New Year to you all xxxxxxx


  1. Sounds like we have a lot to expect to see in this new year from you! I found your big via attic24 and am already looking forward to following you! Happy new year! Xoxo, jess

    1. Happy new year to you too Jess! I have plans, so many plans, its finding the time to complete them. But one of the reasons I started the blog was to give me a kick up the butt and to give the plans a go, however dodgy the results! Could be humbling! Thanks for finding my blog x

    2. Dodgy results, however the let down, are the best learning!!

  2. I think your Crochet work lovely. Gently,gently . Hooking is just so calming and soothing. Happy new year and lots of luck for. 2013.Kindest regards Linda

    1. Thats so kind of you Linda thank you. Crocheting is so soothing! I'm convinced crocheting/knitting could be prescribed on the NHS to lower blood pressure! Thanks for finding my blog. I look forward to following yours too. Happiest of new years to you x