So I need to catch things up here, what else is new? Over the holidays I did a goodly amount of sewing, because knitting sweaters for everyone just wasn't going to happen.
I sewed some artsy clutches to pop a few giftcards in. I bent the rules by mixing linen and cotton prints. I liked the way they turned out.
I sewed some handkerchiefs for Special K, because he likes them (I know it is sort of old manish--and a wee bit gross, but he likes them, so there you are). I started with the directions from the Purl Bee hand-rolled hankies tutorial, but handsewing five 12 inch rectangles seemed unlikely the day before Christmas--last minute, that's how I roll.
And lastly, I sewed a bunch of boxbags seven total (I will put them all up in the gallery), thank you fo the tutorial (again) Kelly!. The whole exercise of sewing all these goods made me realize that I sort of love to sew! So, I resolved to stitch more in the new year.
I am not usually big on resolutions, but I am big on lists. This year, I decided to put all the things I would like to accomplish in a book (and then I could cross them off!). There is a lot of specific craft "to-dos" listed, actually.
In any case, while doing my To-Do Book, I got really excited about the whole process of thinking of things I would like to do this year and how to go about doing it. And I am insisting that these are not New Year's resolutions, as I see those as failures waiting to happen.
So, in the spirit of new beginnings (and since I haven't had a contest in a while), what is a goal you have set for yourself this year? Share a goal! Some lucky reader will get a cute (she says humbly) lined box bag, constructed of Alexander Henry Bubble Dot print and cotton twill with a skein (or a pair of socks worth) of yarn--I will discuss selection of the yarn with the winner.
How about we make the deadline for the "contest" Friday, January 30th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and posted on the 31st. How's that?
I will put the specs on the projects in the gallery for anyone interested, and when I come back I will tell you about the knits I finished 2008 with. Oh, Happy New Year!