During these last few days and hours of 2012,
I'm reflecting on goals I've met as well as
those not yet met. Here are a few of my favorites
that I just kept plugging away at over the year and
now actually have a little something to show.
Creating a handmade wardrobe was a big goal,
but as it turns out, making only a few basic pieces
was realistic for me this year. That's OK.
I love what I've made, and I've made them with love.
These photos are of the NewLook 0152
cardigan I made over the summer.
A few basic skirts, tanks and T's are also hanging in my closet.
I've purchased and used only 100% organic cotton jersey
knit from Alabama Chanin.
Each piece has been an investment in time
and experience. Learning to fit to my
ever-changing form, learning about structure & patience.
As I continue to Pin to my Folk Board,
Handmade Clothing board, Lovely Lacey Board, etc.,
endless inspiration is coming together to
further shape a sense of style for myself.
(Now, that's a goal that goes way, way back!)
In true Alabama Chanin Style,
I've hand sewn each piece.
No machine at all.
Organic, hand sewn, custom fit, one piece at a time.
Stay tuned for more pieces in 2013.
Another goal was to make more
quilts & blankets for Project Linus.
With one girl's Feather & Fan knitted blanket finished,
the afterburners are on as I speed toward
completing this boy's scrappy quilt, Storm Clouds.
Here is the original post about this quilt
and how it got its name.
From cutting and piecing, to steaming seams,
the entire process has been wonderful.
Definitely made with Love.
Tonight I'm curling up with peppermint tea,
a fresh pad of paper and a pen, anxious to
make a list of goals & hopefuls for the coming year.
How about you? Care to share? I'd love to hear.
Wishing everyone around the world a peaceful,
spectacular New Year!