Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2015 Sewing Goals - link up with giveaway at PennyDog Patchwork

Kerry at PennyDog Patchwork has always got something up her sleeve. If you were following the Quilter's edition of Sew-vivor 2014 then you can't have missed her singing fish: Billy Bass Mini Quilt, with sound box! Brilliant!
When she asked to write about your top 5 sewing goals for the new sewing year, she got me thinking. I looked back on the past year and decided it's time to sew more for my family (and myself!). I have a load of WIPs and even more ideas for starting new projects. Five top goals? Here goes:

1. Catch up with my Bee Blocks
I am guilty! Yes, I admit it: I am totally off track with my bee blocks. 2015 will bee (sorry!) the year I catch up and keep up with my block making. It is so fun to try new blocks even though often it is also intimidating to sew for others (who aren't family!).

2. (Try) Sewing clothes
I would love to start with a skirt because I have some lovely fabric by Rashida Coleman-Hale from her Moonlit collection I would love to sew it into a skirt for myself! I've seen this pattern by Flamingo Toes and thought: "Wow, only 15 minutes to make it!". Even if it takes me four times the time, that's only one hour! I can manage that, can't I?! 

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt

3. Sew some wonderful patterns
I have just bought two of Aneela Hoey's latest patterns before the VAT tornado hits and I can't wait to try them out. I'm especially intrigued by the Pull out Boxes. I have a thing for matchboxes, as you can see from my Matchboxes Pinterest board, and these boxes remind me so much of them.

051 (2)

4. Invent and sew something fun
As William Morris put it: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful". Can I add fun too?

 Kawaii Ring Pin Cushion

5. Sew twin quilts for my daughters
OK, this was in my list of "to do things" for 2014 and all the fabric is still in the bag I originally put it in, untouched. No excuses here. Ella and Lucy are waiting (more or less) patiently! (in the photo detail of Cardigan Girls panel for Timeless Treasures, to be sewn...).
I'm planning on finding time to finish a few WIP quilts too. I want it to be a quilty year!

Let your dreams take flight in 2015
Happy and peaceful New Year!

PennyDog Patchwork

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  1. Good luck with your sewing goals Nesta, I like the sound of that 15 minute skirt!

  2. Oh, I keep meaning to sew clothes too...just can't bear the thought of the wasted fabric when they don't fit!! Have a great 2015.

  3. Almost identical to my goals! And you had me at cardigan girls :-)

  4. Every skirt I have ever made takes more than 15 minutes just to choose the fabric, AT LEAST another 15 minutes to pin and another 15 minutes to cut out! Skirts are still a great way to start dressmaking. Enjoy!
    The pull-out boxes are adorable! I had not seen those before.

  5. Good luck with your goals! I'm hoping to do some dressmaking too!

  6. These look like wonderful and exciting goals, Nesta! May you have tons of fun during 2015 's Sewing Journey!

  7. I love matchboxes too! I followed you on Pinterest...maybe will make some this year for my grand kids! So cute!

  8. Good luck with your goals, they are great choices, and happy stitching.

  9. bellissimo il puntaspilli da dito, bacioni care

  10. I'm also intimidated by sewing for others. That said your bee blocks at the top of the post are really beautiful.

  11. Thanks for the shout-out and link to my blog! Can't wait to share the finish of those Converging Corners blocks!

  12. I think it ate my comment, all are great goals, I especially look forward to #4's fun item.