So that is that then – the end of 2012, a year full of unexpected twists and turns and lots of readjusting and re-prioritizing.
A year that brought with it a new baby…
… and a new sewing room.
…and, consequently, a lot less sewing than I would have liked. Be that as it may, I am going to choose to remind myself of the things I did accomplish this year.
Favorite Projects from 2012
In March 2012, I finished my first jacket project – the “Minoru” Jacket. I’ve been wearing it all winter even though it isn’t seasonally appropriate nor does it cover my huge belly.
For Easter this year, I finally succeeded in making the matchy-matchy dresses for my girls that I had been dreaming of since we found out we were having a second daughter. It was such a pleasure, I hope I get a chance to make them another set… and maybe some cute suits for the brothers too. (Not to get carried away or anything.)
I also managed to finish Duncan’s “Roads” Quilt. I couldn’t be happier with how much Duncan has loved it, and, although a challenge, it was so much fun to make. It gives me hope I can make something as special for each of my other children. Love conveyed in fabric – every sewing mommy’s desire.
Andy and I dreamed up a collaborative project – a stop-motion video of an embroidered necklace being made. I wear this necklace at least four times a week and the video poem that Andy created is dear to my heart.
Although I never got the Mommy’s Poppins Bag pattern out like I wanted, I did manage to make a second version it and photograph it in preparation of making the pattern. I am hoping for an early 2013 release!
Lastly, I am all kinds of proud of my Geek Chic iPad Case and I am very much looking forward to making myself a version of it someday. After I get my paws on an iPad of my own which might be sooner than expected because I managed to break my hand-me-down iPhone last week. oops.
2012 Sewing Pattern Release
I may not have released the 3 patterns that I had hoped to in 2012, but I did release the Sidekick Suitcase pattern! Since then, I have been delighted to see a good number of mini suitcases made by some truly fearless sewists!!!
Besides that pattern, I also posted the following sewing tutorials last year:
Make Your Own Petticoat
Turn a drab dress into princess worthy poofiness by turning a ready-made cami and turn it into a petticoat!
How to Install Metal Rivets!
A skill that has come in handy last year.
Sewn Scrapbooking Paper Advent Calendars
I don’t know if my kids enjoyed making these or eating these more.
Put like that, my year doesn’t look too shabby. Does it?
Even if you didn’t accomplish as much as you would have liked last year, let’s celebrate our sewing victories together.
What was your greatest sewing triumph (or two) of 2012?
(Tell me about and share you links in the comments.)