Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday Lately: Week 1: 2019

Guess what. 
Today's my birthday. I'm 30. 
I'm going to have my 5th kid in a few months, so I guess that's okay.

Starting off the year with Sunday Lately! The themes are planned for the whole year (amazing, Katy!) so sticking to them should be easy. Should. ;)

My machine has a decoration now. Sewist Sticker from Thread & Grain <3

Obsessing: over not obsessing. Planning was a huge part of my January last year, and it - really didn't work out that well. My Make Nine was "make one" - I did make other stuff, and my closet has more in it, but nothing that I planned for. I'm just going to try better to keep track of what I'm making, and focus less on "planning". That's just not a thing I do well. I did buy these pens off Amazon for my planner, which I'm using as more of a tracker, I guess. And just a regular calendar, because we still have appointments and stuff in real life. And I like colorful things and will use any excuse to buy some! ;)

Also obsessing over my clean(!!!) cutting table! I haven't seen this much of it since I moved my stuff down here, and finally managed to organize the cabinet and clean off the top. I can use my whole cutting mat now, and it's amazing!

Perusing: Instead of making definite plans for my wardrobe that I probably won't stick to, I'm spending more time on Pinterest trying to figure out what I like. I did the "dress your truth" thing and figured out that I'm a type 2, and last year with the RTW fast I pushed myself to add some color to my wardrobe rather than sticking to neutrals and blue. Now I know a little more about my likes and dislikes, but I still woefully lack knowledge of clothing trends. Perusing Pinterest and getting style ideas from other sites is helpful, and it also stretches my creativity in figuring out how to make the styles I want with the patterns I have!

Praising: I have to shower a lot of praise on the whole sewing community I belong to. If it weren't for the friends I've made, the people I've talked to and shared ideas and tips and feedback with, I wouldn't be - well, quite so poor, thanks to the fabric stashing, but I wouldn't have all this knowledge! Not to mention the satisfaction that comes with creating, and the fun. It's a stress reliever and a sanity saver, and I'm glad to start another year with sewing and this community.

Pants selfie: Shakti Pants (bell option) by Designer Stitch; fabric is stretch corduroy from So Sew English. Silver top: Mama Kourtney knot top by Made for Mermaids; fabric is metallic jersey from Sly Fox Fabrics.