I'm not sure if it's really worth doing a list, since my ones from previous years have ended up mostly unfinished, but it's fun to have a record of what I was planning to do at the start of the year, even if I don't always do it.
My main goals for this year are:
- finish nagging projects for the house
- continue to use up my stash fabrics and yarn
- participate in Me Made May again
- sew more handmade gifts
- sew something from all my unused Oliver + S patterns (and not buy any more til I do)
- work on the Little Things to Sew "Cover to Cover" challenge. I'm not planning to finish it in 2014, but I'd like to have made 10 projects from the book by the end of the year, and this could help with the homemade present sewing and also using up the fabric stash.
The non-sewing house projects I would like to tackle are:
- sand and stain the desk and chair in the spare room / study
- recover the study chair (I have fabric already from Miss Matatabi)
- recover the ottoman (ditto fabric from Miss Matatabi)
- hang pictures in the spare room
- make a lamp shade with the lamp shade kit my sister gave me for my birthday (need to find a lamp base first)
- sand and paint a dolls house for Milla's room, cut a new back for it and decorate with wallpaper samples
That's not actually that many things, which is pretty amazing. I guess we are finally getting on top of things post-moving.
- A single bed quilt for M's 4th birthday. I have been collecting Liberty scraps for this, and plan do to a Single Girl Quilt.
- M has requested a couch quilt. This one isn't really big enough for a tall person to snuggle under, and the fabrics are a bit stiff. He would like flannelette backing, like the one I made my sister. I am planning one in greys, with a mixture of handprinted fabrics and Muji map handkerchieves.
- I have been making some bundles of fabric scraps in different colour ranges, and would like to sew up some more cot quilts to stash bust and have on hand as baby gifts.
- I'd like to make at least one patchwork cushion - it seems like a good way to try out fiddlier designs on a small scale
Clothes for me:
Before anything else, I want to sew the garments that I already have planned and have fabric for even if I see something new and shiny and more interesting. And if there are long term UFOs that I don't finish, I will just give them away and not feel guilty.
The things I could make with current supplies are:
- a Colette Laurel in floral fabric
- a blue Cameo voile Scout Tee OR Pendrell top
- a blue LIberty silk & linen Cambie OR an Anna dress (would have to buy Anna pattern, and this would use silk only)
- navy corduory Moss Mini
- navy cotton sateen Moss MIni
- several black jersey tops - maybe another Mandy Tee? Or a Kimono one?
- a shrug cardigan from Pochee (blue, again - pattern emerging?) magazine
- silvery dress from Publisher Textiles
- slouchy stripey Nani Iro pattern top
- finish / dispose of longest lasting UFOs - the Madison Dress & the paisley caftan
- a top in Liberty Pointellism (sp?)
- black silk pattern runway kimono dress
Clothes for the children:
Things I could make with current supplies:
- school pants for A using the Oliver + S Field Trip Pattern
- a Hopscotch Skirt for M in Washi fabric
- a backpack for M for school (using the Miss Matatabi Kokka fabric)
- geranium dress for M
- short sleeved t-shirts for M
- undies for M
Things I would need to buy fabric for:
- a party dress for M. I want to use the Oliver + S Fairytale pattern, and I am extremely tempted by the new Liberty Milla print lawn, for obvious reasons.
In the past I have just written a list and then kind of waited for it to happen, but this year I want to check in monthly and make a real effort to tick projects off before it gets to December.