It was a beautiful day here yesterday which lent itself to the first run of the year followed by the laziest day I've had in a while...maybe even since last new year's day. Although my body was lazy my mind was busy with ideas for the new year, not New Year's resolutions necessarily but things I want to do because they make my life better.
I spent some time hand sewing binding to a quilt and as is usually the case, my busy hands freed up my mind to dream. I'd like to fill this coming year improving my skills (so I can be a better sewing teacher and sewer). Creativebug and Craftsy offer so many options from experts I normally wouldn't be able to take classes from. I not only love learning new techniques but I also enjoy watching how other teachers teach and motivate people.
I started a new job in December and I'm excited to see what the new year brings in my teaching. I'm in a new atmosphere with people like me (fabric junkies....my peeps!) and fine fabrics to die for! I want to focus on making fewer garments from more quality fabrics (guys, I'm kicking off the new sewing year with a gray and pale blue wool skirt with fabric so soft you can sleep in it. Yum.)
Most exciting are the plans I have for my BlueDot pattern line. I have a new pattern in the works that will be coming out in the spring and Sew Alongs for my current patterns. I'm excited to announce that Upcraft Club is now carrying my patterns! It's a great site that sells only PDF patterns from indie designers. It's the one stop shop for when you have one of those projects you need a pattern for and only a PDF will do because you need it....right now! Don't you love the immediacy of the PDF?
There are so many things a flutter this year...it's going to be great!
What about you? What do you want to make, do or get really good at this year?
Thanks for reading! Happy New Year!
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.