I finally decided last year that working 7 days a week every possible hour was not good for me or my health so I have a new business partner starting and I will drop to working 4 days a week. Which means suddenly I will have time to sew!
So now is time to remember all those projects I wanted to make and make a start on them. I've decided to write a sewing bucket list of things I want to sew and new techniques I want to learn. It's in no way a definitive list but just the things I want to start with first.
I've bought a couple of books in preparation for a couple of the new techniques I want to try: Applique Art (for free motion embroidery applique) and First Steps in Free Motion Quilting. I definitely want some time to work through the techniques in these books and have a go at some of the projects.
I've also bought a few of the patterns I've seen online that I wanted to have a go at including the Sew Together Bag that I've seen all over Instagram and really want to make, The Hazel Hedgehog pattern from Oh Fransson I have plans to incorporate this block into a project bag I want to make.
|How cute is Hazel Hedgehog? Image © www.ohfransson.com|
I've been wanting to make an oven glove, a project bag for taking supplies to my sewing group, a new handbag, storage pockets to hang from the bed, a bag for my embroidery supplies, a pencil case, new cushion covers, a rag quilt for my son to finish plus I have close to 100 sewing books that I want to make projects from so I suspect I have enough to keep me busy for years!
I'm looking forward to rediscovering my love of sewing an trying new projects and techniques, and blogging about them as I go.
What do you plan to sew this year? Any new techniques you are looking to master?