Happy New Year, everyone!
So this is the year I turn thirty. And probably the year I get married. And it’ll be my second year in business. Kind of an exciting time, don’t you think?
Last year, I didn’t make resolutions but talked about some things I wanted to accomplish this year. This year, I’m not making resolutions either, just trying to point myself in the right direction with a few goals and ideas! Here are my thoughts on the year ahead, and some of the things I’m planning to talk about!
Wardrobe planning, as it relates to sewing. It’s both a curse and a blessing to have hardly any clothes in my closet these days. On one hand, it’s hard to get dressed in the morning and feel inspired. But on the other hand (the good hand) it’s kind of cool to be able to build up a wardrobe from (nearly) scratch. All of my dresses are handmade. And most of the things I own that aren’t handmade, I don’t really like anyways. I’m thirty this year, and I want to work on defining my style, wearing only things I love and feel great in, and sewing more clothing that makes me happy. (I predict a lot of prints, full-skirted dresses and knitted accessories.) So let’s make handmade wardrobes that we truly love! A closet full of awesome, Tanit-Isis once said and I’ll never forget it. Here’s to a year spent building a closet full of awesome!
New patterns, new patterns! I have some big goals for launching new patterns this year. I’m really excited to put out more new designs and round out the pattern collection. My goal is to have a wardrobe’s worth of patterns by the end of the year. Designs that work well together and build upon the existing patterns. I’d love to get feedback from you guys on what kind of patterns you’d like to see, maybe with a short survey or some fun Q&A posts. More to follow, as always!
Start crossing things off my bucket list. I don’t want to wait until I’m old to start living my dreams. I want to do them now! I want to see the Grand Canyon, I want to take a trip on just my bicycle. I want to complete a 10,000+ piece puzzle. I want to ride a mechanical bull. I am a bit shy to share all of them (although I did just admit to the mechanical bull) but let me tell you, I have big plans, and not just for my business! Life is short. I never want to look back and wish I’d done more with myself.
(Want to see what I wrote at the beginning of 2011? Hello, 2011! It’s going to be an exciting year.)
How about you? What’s in store for you this year? Any resolutions, sewing or otherwise? I’d love to hear your outlook on the New Year as well!