Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes - January Goal

Do you make goals {or resolutions} each year?  I tend to go into the year with ideas.... but I keep them pretty general and usually they are continuations of goals I have been working on throughout the previous year.  I have a few that are sewing-related and I'll be sharing them here - both for help and inspiration from you.... and for accountability! :)

One of my goals for 2014 {okay.... ever since I started sewing for a business!} is to actually sew for my kiddos / family / friends / gifts - non-work sewing!  

I have seen link-up parties and other fun bloggy stuff.... but never joined in.  I figured with the new year and this new blog what's stopping me???  I came across "A Lovely Year of Finishes" through a blog I follow - Persimon Dreams.  I got hooked on Kim's sewing / blog / creativity thanks to Project Quilting {which I will be participating in again this year... and hope to complete the majority, if not all, of those challenges, too!}.

Each month I'll post my goal at the beginning of the month, and my completion by the end of the month.  Depending on the goal(s), I might post a few updates / "in-progress" posts during the month, too!

So... here goes!

January's goal:
A stop sign pillow for Colby's big boy bed!

When we returned home from visiting family for Christmas, Colby's new "big boy bed", bedding, and mattress were sitting on our front porch ready to be set up!  He picked out his bedding {no.... I didn't make his bedding, even though I wanted to - the decision to move him to a twin bed was a pretty quick one, and I didn't figure attempting to sew up custom bedding in addition to all of the holiday sewing I was doing was the brightest move!} - a bold construction-themed, oh-so-boy, bed-in-a-bag.  The photo online showed the blanket, some pillow cases, etc. - and of course, a really cool stop sign pillow (which I think was one of the main reasons Colby picked the bedding!).

We set up the bed, opened up the bedding, made the bed, and all was GREAT!  "So cool!" according to Colby.  But then came the question I was expecting ever since he picked out his bedding ("that one - I wuv that one!") - - - "Where is the stop sign pillow?  It is MISSING!!!!"

So.... I will be making a stop sign pillow!  We also took down his sports-themed pennant banner ("you make me new construction fabric flags???") and a couple days later I surprised him with this.... and was overjoyed by his truly appreciative and excited "ooooh I LOVE it!" response!

What are your goals for 2014?? {if you've made some!}  I'd love to hear them (and probably add to my list) - and if any of them involve sewing, you KNOW you'll have my support!


Interested in participating in the "Lovely Year of Finishes" with me {and all the other fabric-loving, sewing junkies!} Come join in!


{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

That sounds like a fun project. I'm sure he'll love it. Enjoy the blog, its quite a journey!

Kim said...

Thank you! It's slowly working its way up my "to-sew" list!