Happy new year darlings,
First of all, THANK YOU for your encouragement and support during another year. I had a great time sharing my creative journey and wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you, sharing your thoughts. Feeling super energised for 2015, but before I share my goals let’s look back on the year gone.
January: Think Pink.
February: Project Sewn
You cheered/helped me win second place.
OMG, it was such an enormous personal achievement specially I was competing against some seriously talented ladies. Weeks: 1//2//3//4.
The blog posts were all about the competition and your favourite posts were the behind the seams: Jacket/ Coat.
March. Social sewing.
April: Sewing thoughtful
May: Ready for spring
June: Schedule posts while in Brasil
I was away but had scheduled few post for your reading pleasure. It was super interesting to learn how you pin your seams
. Your favourite post was my couture dress.
July: Hello Brasil
I was busy watching the world cup, hosting a big birthday party and meeting other sewing bloggers.
Lucky that I took a descent sewing machine and I was able to test BHL Holly. We talked about the challenges of being a maker and how I take my pictures. Sewing challenge: oonapalloza
Had few projects printed on LOVE TO SEW bookzine.
August: Trousers rule.
I shared where shop in Lisbon, and sewn three pairs of trousers: Ultimate 1//2 & Anima. I didn’t share my experience teaching at Fat Quarterly retreat but I did share the sample for the class.
September: The jumpsuit month!
I was lucky to be in London taking photos of my handmade wardrobe for #FearlessFriday. The 3 minutes documentary about my style will be available by the end of this month.
October: Sewing details
You guys loved the mini series:How patterns compare: Price/Size. Tips& addresses for shopping during my time in Paris. I had a sunny holiday in Portugal and made my swimwear.
Shared a little trick for neat buttonholes and how-to sew Faux fur.You guys loved my Laurel in Plaid. I had loads of fun making a DIY Typography sweater.
December:Time to have a deserved break
A few more words…
Although I was incredible lucky to have tested many sewing patterns and taken part of blog tours I enjoyed being less involved than previous years. I felt the need to improve the balance between personal sewing and helping out building the sewing community. It really paid off and I’m super proud of my personal development even if it meant the blog was a lot quieter.
That didn’t stop me attending 17 meet ups/ Sewing related gatherings…
January last year I put a call to relaunch Rochester Sewing Club
. We are now one year old. So much fun with shopping trips, lunches and off course our monthly meet up to sew. Not all was great as we had to move venue but turned out to be for the best and our numbers keep growing steady. New members are always welcomed. If you want to join us, go to our Facebook page to read details.
Even thou I didn’t commit for the whole year, it was fun to take part of MCBN
. I’m incredible proud to have helped them set it up the year before and see and how they developed further this year.
2015 is a big year for me. After 10 years with Hrh we are officially getting married and I’m really excited. Not sure how much of the excitement will affect the blog yet but I want to share as much as I can with you.
I want to continue to sew less quantity and better quality clothes and making/ strengthening friendships. I hope to see you back soon!