Saturday, 21 January 2012

resolved to sew 2012

there is a very lovely 'giveaway' going on over at very berry handmade right now, it got me thinking about what my sewing resolutions are for this year, i've just finished another {small} quilt today, i'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination but i'm getting quicker at making a quilt, although i can often leave a long space between the different parts of making a quilt, i'm also better at ripping something out if i've gone wrong along the way, i really love making a quilt, from choosing the fabric, pattern, seeing it all come together, the time, effort & love you put into it, it all makes a homemade quilt something very special indeed, i do plan to make a couple more baby sized quilts this year, for friends & family due little babies, but that will probably be it, because what i want to really get better at & make more of this year is clothes, mostly for little O & myself, but maybe the odd thing for G too, making clothes was what got me started on the sewing machine in the first place, as a teenager making things for myself {really without a clue about what i was doing! although i do have fond memories of one particular skirt} i look forward to sharing my achievements here with you - wish me luck!
i love handmade
special thanks to laura for the sweet parcel of goodies you sent through, they will be put to good use!


  1. Ooooh can't wait to see what you create, your makings are always beautiful
    love jooles x

  2. I remember that lovely spotty skirt you made fron Ikea fabric (must be getting on for 10 years ago!!)- cheap, chearful and so inspiring! Good luck making more in 2012 xx

  3. What a great resolution! I wish you plenty of luck, although you wont be needing it!

    Have you considered taking part in a Quilting BOM? It's steady work each month and at the end of it, you have a beautiful quilt.

  4. how cute it is! you are so smart, thank you for sharing article! where I could source some wool as there is a serious lack of yarn stores where I am. Many thanks for inspiring me to new a new craft.looking forward to all the good things your blog shares!