Friday, 1 January 2010

Goals for 2010

I can't be bothered doing a total of last years projects right now. But I don't think there is much. I had a terrible sewing slump at the beginning of last year. I know I've sewn a few nappies, quite a lot of wipes and some pyjamas.

Usually I just make a goal of sewing more often, but after learning about goal setting from a book about running I have decided to do something different this year. I am setting myself some smaller, more specific goals.
  • Aim to use up 20 yards of stash fabric
  • Keep an ideas book for inspiration
  • Aim to complete at least one project a month (of course more would be better)
  • Make time to sew one evening per week (again, more would be better)
  • Plan my years sewing in advance leaving plenty of time to complete projects
  • Complete 1-2 smocking projects

I have written down a list of things I'd like to make. An apron from the Sew Liberated pattern, a knitting bag for my mum, Halloween costumes, Halloween table runner, autumn cushion covers and wall hanging and Christmas pot holders are what I've got so far. I think it will make fabric buying easier if I know what I am buying for, rather than just buying things thinking "I'm sure I can use this... for something".

I got some money for Christmas and I have bought some sewing books. I got a heirloom sort of sewing one, a book about making pyjamas and a book about making skirts. I don't even wear skirts.... It just looked kind of interesting!

I need to make sure my sewing area stays tidy. It makes it so much easier if I don't have to waste precious time rummaging around for a seam ripper or measuring. That is my goal for the week, and also cutting out some things to sew.

1 comment:

Miss Sews-it-all said...

These are great, specific goals! I also need to use up some of that magical "stash" fabric this year.

Happy sewing in the new year!