Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year's regrets

It happens. You think you aren't really a New Year's Resolution kinda person. You make them anyway. Then you have trouble following them and you feel some post holiday blues. I'm still on board with my sewing resolutions, so far. I will even have some pictures of actual finished projects soon. Although I also keep starting new projects....
It's the real-life resolutions I'm regretting. The ones I didn't even make out loud. The usual save money by making treats at home, healthier food choices, more exercise. I think it's the healthier food choices that's tripping me up. I'm thinking about giving up potato chips, I probably only eat them once a month. The thing is,  I'm kinda allergic to the flavouring. Not gonna die allergic, but over the years it's been getting worse. A much more obvious cause and effect. One bag of ketchup chips = 2 days of sore throat and feeling icky. The weird thing is I always forget that I've eaten this bad for me stuff and think I'm getting the cold/flu/virus that's always going around.I know I can stop this by just eating regular chips but they are not as fun.
Oh well, I have a block of the month to cut out. Also 30 minutes or more of sewing to do. These are the real resolutions. Written out for the whole interweb to see.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Actually a New Year

So now that I am a semi-regular blogger. I've decided to get a little more ambitious this year with my crafty New Year's Resolutions.
  • I just signed up for a web-based free quilting class. An online block a month club. I resolve that I will actually follow through and make the quilt.
  • At least 30 minutes a day with my sewing machines. Whether that actually means sewing or cleaning or organizing my crafty space.
  • I will buy at least 1 m of fabric online. There are so many great suppliers out there and I always end up at my local chain fabric store.
  • I will participate in a blog give away
  • Actual pictures of my sewing projects will be posted online. Either here or linked to or where your username kinda has a blog/gallery option built in.

Happy New Year all and may 2012 bring you fresh starts, and inspiration.