I might have missed a few days of Reverb 12 but I have been rather busy...yet to come:
- Finished Washi (mightily modified)
- Finished matroyshka felt christmas tree ornaments
- Won a pattern pyramid thing
- Made a quicky fold down waist skirt
- Went to Melbourne with my husband and no kids, with a little fabric shopping thrown in :)
More on all of the above shortly...
Meanwhile, that commitment I made to Reverb 12 has been on my mind, if not on my blog. I have been thinking a lot about what I want to change next year to feel better about the things I am doing, and also about the things I am not. I am likely to work more days next year (when to a degree I would like to work fewer) so I have consider the next year and what I want out of it more carefully - precious sewing time just got more precious!
So...I have day 4 to day 13 to catch up on. I thought that was worthy of a split post, so this will be day 4 to day 8 :)
Day 4: How will you celebrate you, this festive season?
Interesting question. I am taking a nice chunk of time off over Christmas and I will celebrate me by spending some of it doing what I want to do and also what I need to do. I want to hang out with the kids and do some sewing and some gardening and some drinking of white wine. I need to spend some time planning and preparing for next year, making sure I have routine enough to cook, clean, exercise and have some time for me (as well as sew, look after kids, spend time with husband and work!).
Day 5: What was your dream destination in 2012?
My dream destination in 2012 was New York, for my overdue honeymoon. I didn't get there, but the time isn't quite yet. Maybe next year, but maybe the year after. My son was 4 months old when we married in 2009, so no honeymoon then; I would like 5 nights so need to be sure the dudes are ready for us to be away that long. I can dream long :)
Day 6: What did you learn in 2012?
I learned how to do an FBA, which might be the single most important sewing lesson I needed to learn ever :) I also learned how much my kids can learn. This year my daughter learned to swim and to read. INSANELY amazingly cool. Fuck I wish I learned that fast still :)
Day 7: What will you take with you into 2013?
My enormous boobies. Seriously. From the crafting point of view, they are my Everest and K2 and they rule the sewing I want to do in 2013. I started 2012 wanting to learn to make bras (oh...the bras I will make!) and I only just cut one out...last night. I suspect the bra making journey will be a 2013 mission :)
Day 8: Your most important relationship that you fostered in 2012?
I took this to mean new to 2012. I am super excited to have an answer to hand. Actually, I have two. In person, I met Josie through Brown Owls, Hobart - she is English like me, has kids of similar ish ages (a bit younger than mine) and is super cool. I "met" Amanda (Ellieboo) via the blogtastica, she is in Australia but is English like me, has a kid of similar age and seems super cool. I got one online and one offline and am pretty stoked with that :)
More tomorrow with days 9 - 13.