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.