diary of a crafty momma

confessions of an impatient crafting momma, prone to procrastination & downright laziness.

a goal & a mantra for 2014

on January 14, 2014

now that we’re nearly half way through the first month of 2014, i figured i should finally get to my blog.

i’ve determined that i’d like to make the majority of my wardrobe for this year. the exception being jeans & undergarments…yes, there are patterns out there to make them, but there are just some things i’ll leave to the experts. so, i’ve written out my list of patterns to work on each month, bit the bullet (so to speak) and bought some of the more advanced patterns that i’ve been wanting to try, and will just generally be sewing up a storm so that i can keep myself dressed in as many handmade items as i can. i’m really excited about this…i’m finding that i enjoy making clothes for myself & there are so many wonderful fabrics & patterns out there that i want to try so this should be really fun & a great learning experience! 🙂


my list of sewing patterns to make for myself this year


small sample of the newest patterns i’ll be working with

and as part of my sewing goal, i have started trying to build in at least one day where i have to finish one of the many projects that i’ve started, but for whatever reason put away before i finished it. i’m calling it #finishfriday & have so far finished up an altered seafarer top that i originally cut in december & finished up a julia women’s cardigan pattern that i had recently purchased. i’m hoping planning to write up reviews for those projects later this week…another part of my goals for this year, blogging more & finally putting my thoughts/reviews of the many sewing patterns i’m trying.


current works in progress, maxi skirt & julia cardigan

i have also decided to embrace a simple 3 word mantra, let it go,  for this year & hope to live up to that as i go forward. i tend to overthink & hold onto things for longer than i really should, so, “let it go” is the perfect thing for me to work on. fingers crossed that i can learn to just let go & let it all go.

so, while i do have other goals in mind for this year, i’m off to get sewing & let go of all my expectations of getting everything done in one day…there are 7 days in a week & there’s no reason why i shouldn’t take advantage of all of them ;)!

i’ll come back to share my other goals once i finally figure them out :)!


2 responses to “a goal & a mantra for 2014

  1. Emmely says:

    Your sewing goals seem very doable! Good luck!

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