Saturday, March 29, 2014

Type 1 Dress up time! RWBY - red

I had an unfortunate playground accident and could not use my fingers for a week.  Thus all sewing had come to a halt.  But with tender fingers now healing, and I can get back to sewing for a few hours a day.  I've been finishing up the RWBY cosplay for my daughter.  Here it is. She is definitely a Type 1... cosplay is one of her favorite things to do.

And now I can get back to sewing some things for myself.  This month, I want to finish a pair of yoga pants and a casual t-shirt or workout shirt.  If I have extra fabric, I'll make a pair of yoga shorts too.  I do have a bunch of stuff for work, but I'm pretty sure I'll have time for my own things this month.  :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Personal Sewing Goals for 2014

Having some goals for myself helps me remember what I had planned when my head is full of new ideas I want to try.  It seems every time I finish a project for work, I sit in my sewing room, spending hours trying to decide which project I want to finish, start, plan or just do!  Today I'm going to prioritize my goal list so I'll know where to start.

This was an AHA" moment for me, and I know it's a little late, being the beginning of March already, but I'd better make them now so I don't spend the rest of the year muddling around in my sewing room on those days when there's no work.

1)  Sew 1 or 2 garments a month for myself, following the DYT - type2 guidelines for dressing.
2)  Finish 1 quilt per season.  I have 1 finished quilt top, 1 partially quilted BOM project, 1/2 of a quilt-as-you-go type quilt I use for practicing FMQ, and a bunch of McKenna Ryan blocks that I cut to make into some window shades.     4 quilt projects to finish this year.
3)  Make new window blinds/shades/curtains for ALL my naked windows at home.

Okay.  That's it.  These are the things I'll focus on when I don't have other sewing commitments.

First though, I've made a commitment to my daughter.  I promised I'd make her a cosplay for the upcoming Kawaii Kon this year.  That was her Christmas present so I'd better get to work on it now.  :)  Kawaii Kon is the first weekend in April.  Here's what I'll be working on when I don't have work:
She's doing the accessories, I'm just sewing the garments... whew... I'm glad I'm not making that scythe.