Yes I know… SewNaughtyLizzy. It’s day 11 of 2013 and I still haven’t committed to my 2013 goals – and five of them! Eek!
Here we go.
GOAL NUMBER 1
TIDY UP YOUR ROOM LIZZY!
My sewing room is horrendous, fabric everywhere, books everywhere. Some things reasonably organised, I do have patterns in plastic envelopes and fabric in plastic tubs, it’s just the patterns and fabric that are not in the tubs that are challenging me.
I’ve started tidying up but I just need to finish. However everything I go into my sewing room I start patting fabric, looking at patterns, making something and well…. the tidying bit is so boring!
GOAL NUMBER 2
I have a stash accumulated over many many years. I used to be a craft magazine editor so I have a legendary amount of magazines. I also have craft notions for a range of crafts. I have patchwork fabrics, books, teddy bear supplies… really you name it, I’ve done it and experimented. However I really think clothes are my niche and I’ve decided to stay right here. It’s where I am happy – inspiration and ideas never fail me. Bliss. So I shall get rid of the things I do not need or want. I shall eBay some things, I shall donate others and others I may giveaway on my blog. I feel good about eBaying some things, it helps support my fabric ‘habit’…
GOAL NUMBER 3
2013 – YEAR OF THE JACKET
In 2012 there was a lot of talk about ‘cake’ and ‘frosting’. I think of my sewing wardrobe slightly differently. I have:-
Bread: the everyday items that you need that are not terribly exciting but practical, tshirts, singlets, basic skirts and the like. To me these are not cake. Cake is a treat in my world. So I call these things ‘bread’.
Cake: the pretty dresses made from voile, cotton sateen, poplin and more. The pretty things which I can wear anywhere and everywhere, the beach, BBQs with friends and down the street.
Frosting: the ultra fancy stuff that you just can’t wear everyday. The Gertie dresses of the world, fancy fabrics, boning and more.
Condiments: Then there are jackets… ah how I love jackets… and I think of them as condiments. They are not the only form of wardrobe condiment but they are a great example. What is a condiment Lizzy?
Condiments: an addition to your outfit that can completely change your look. Think of a basic steak. Top it with tomato sauce – basic improvement. Then instead of tomato sauce top that steak with mushroom and peppercorn sauce. Now we’re talkin’.
Jackets are a staple in my wardrobe. They are the simplest way to change your look without getting changed. Wear a pair of jeans, throw on a dressy jacket and suddenly you have a smart casual look. Wear a fancy frock and throw on a denim jacket or a funky leather one and it changes your look entirely. I always consider jackets an excellent investment of time and money.
So in the world of SewBusyLizzy I am celebrating 2013 Year of the Jacket. I can’t wait – I have at least four planned… including the Watson (fabric organised), the Cordova, a Burda bolero (fabric organised) and I’ve just finished the McCall’s 6611 – will blog very soon, we took pictures today in my lunch break. I looooove this jacket, it’s so cute!
GOAL NUMBER 4
I think the above is fairly self-explanatory.
GOAL NUMBER 5
COMMENTING / BLOGGING
Get out of bed early a few mornings a week to read and comment on blogs – using the laptop. Some of you may have noticed that I am not commenting on your blog quite as much – I am still reading them!
A few months ago commenting on Blogger blogs became near impossible on my iPhone and iPad, hence my commenting stopped. I used to do this when waiting in queues, on the lounge at night, in my lunch break etc. I don’t/can’t use my work computer for personal reasons and they do track everything we do and look at. Not worth the trouble and I just don’t have time in work hours. So I did a lot of blog reading on the run. I can still comment on Blogger blogs with Disqus. However some Blogger blogs are clunky to load and sometimes Disqus compounds this issue as it has to load too.
I have a family and I can’t sit down every night at the computer to read and comment on blogs using a ‘proper’ computer. I certainly don’t want to sit down after 8pm and do it, I want to have a rest on the lounge. I hope the issue is sorted out sooner or later and I can go back to commenting on my iPad and iPhone. I only use the laptop to downsize and insert images into my blog posts. The rest is all mobile. It just suits my lifestyle better.
Sorry for the lack of pretty pictures. I’m working on two more posts as I am off on holidays shortly (Tasmania) and there will be no sewing (yes you read right NO SEWING) for an entire week!! Argh!!