Happy New Year!! I hope y’all had a great 2019. May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Wishing a year fully loaded with sewing projects!!
Last year, sewing wasn’t great for me. It was not until years end that I started to concentrate on my blogging and sewing. I had been on and off my sewing, my instagram and my blog. I had too many what if’s: what if people won’t like my style, what if people won’t like my sewing or what if people who follow unfollow me. Those are just the thoughts that hinders me from being active. But I realize that it’s not about pleasing people why I do what I do, it’s all about me! About what makes me feel happy!!! I built confidence slowly and started to be more active and started engaging to sewists.
This year, I decided to make a new list of things to complete or do differently for 2020. As a sewists, this will help me start the year on the right foot and to further develop my sewing skills.
My sewing and blogging resolutions list for 2020:
Re-SEW-lution #1: Organized my Sewing Room
I know every sewists are guilty about this. We all make things and it’s inevitable to not make a mess in our sewing room. So this year, I decided to start fresh, I am going to reorganized and designate a storage for my fabrics, notions, sewing books and sewing patterns. This is very important for me, in order to have creative ideas it starts in a clean, organized room. A messy unorganized room creates chaos in my mind and I am less able to concentrate.
Re-SEW-lution #2: Clean my sewing machines regularly
Our sewing machines are the most important tool in our sewing life. Of course, we wouldn’t be able to sew perfectly without our best friend (sewing machine). Ever since I started sewing I only had my sewing machine cleaned and serviced two times and there came a time my serger gave up on me. Now, I plan to take care of my babies the way it gives me perfect stitches.
Re-SEW-lution #3: Make a sewing planner
I am really bad interms of planning what to sew. I would just sew and ended up not wearing it because fabric choice wasn’t right for the pattern or the fabric choices doesn’t matched. Now, I want to start the year on the right foot. I decided to make a sewing planner that will help me organize my designs, create a fabric palette, and keep track of all my sewing projects. I found this free sewing planner from collete that I plan to use as my sewing planner.
Re-SEW-lution #4: Learn New Sewing Techniques
In order to create a master piece, one needs to perfect their skills. Even though I find comfort in my old ways, I decided to try new sewing techniques that will help me create an eye-catching and professionally sewed garments.
Re-SEW-lution #5: Manage Sewing and Blogging time.
“Sometimes we get so busy with our daily lives we do not take the steps and time necessary to be introspective.”
― Ken Poirot, Mentor
I know how life can be very busy for eveyone. If you are a mother, a wife, a working person, we tend to not find the time for our hobbies. I decided to dedicate 6 hours of my time during the work week and 5 hours on the weekends for my sewing. And I plan to blog at least 3 hours a week.
Re-SEW-lution #6: Participate in sewing challenges and events.
As you may all know, I am an introvert. I am shy and don’t want to be the center of attention. But this year I decided to come out of my shell and be more engaging to other sewists.
I know this will be an exciting year for all of us. So I wish you the best of luck in your re-SEW-lutions!