February 9, 2011

resolutions and goals

Awhile ago I made a list of some of my sewing goals for the new year, and I didn't post them because I wanted a chance to let them simmer in the back of my mind, to see if they were really things I wanted to commit to trying to do.  Well, I looked them over, and I think I still agree.

  1. Quit being such a snob about fabric.  If it's cute (and it's quality), it shouldn't matter if it came from Wal-Mart or from the hands of Heather Ross herself.  Sure, I still prefer designer stuff, but I'm not going to look at everything else like it's somehow beneath me.
  2. Be more creative in my fabric selections.  Specifically, quit making quilts out of fabrics that are all from the same line.  It's boring.
  3. Do more with less.  With the weather being so cold, I'm often reluctant to take a trip to the store unless I really, really need to.  As a result, I've been working more and more with the supplies I have on hand, and I've been amazed to find that I can pretty much always make it work.  Plus, the less I spend on supplies, the more we can save for a house, or a trip to London, or a new camera.  Which brings me to...
  4. Take more pictures.  I hate my camera, and I hate the quality of pictures it takes, and thus, I never use it.  Since the Christmas fairies missed my memo about wanting cash this year, I'm stuck with the camera I've got for the foreseeable future, and I'm determined to make the most of it.  (I've been utilzing Picnik more and more for my photo editing, and it makes a world of difference, but that's a post for another day.)

I really do feel pretty good about focusing on trying to do these things over the coming months, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts about these goals too.  Feel free to share!


  1. I love these goals and to be honest every one of them could apply to me also!

  2. I like the look of this list!

    Spending time online reading quilt blogs and Flickr really fuels the designer fabric snobbery, IMO. If you can find a quality fabric, who cares if it's not designer?

    Mixing it up in terms of fabrics is a huge step forward in creativity and colour design, in my opinion. I am way too cheap to buy full lines of fabrics or even FQ bundles for that matter, and I truly love the challenge of finding fabrics that all work together.

  3. me too Hannah!

    but I bought a $100 camera at costco and it sits next to my workspace...
    I just never take pictures :)