Sewing and Craft, Update

2012 Creative Goals

I’ve split my goals up this year into categories. If you’d like to read all my goals for the year visit My Renvironment.


  1. Set up my Red Wren shop. This one has gone on for far too long. It’s not like I’m trying to set up a business to pay the bills, just a little hobby shop so what is stopping me? I suspect there’s some underlying issues tied to this and by setting it up I’ll be one step closer to overcoming them.
  2. Use my stash! This year I will be mindful about what I already have when buying more fabric/ribbon/zippers etc. I have a large stash of projects waiting to be made and completing these projects will be far more rewarding than buying more things.
  3. A project a week. This will be quite challenging given Elijah is at the age where he needs (and quite rightly deserves) a lot of attention. I want to put it out there though because I’m not the only crafter with a baby and it will make me more mindful of how I spend my time.
  4. Stop worrying about what other people are making. This is a major cause of my unfinished projects. I’ll decide I want to make ‘x’, then so and so will make ‘x’ and because I don’t want to look like a copycat I abandon that project even though I was already making it! As discussed on a previous post; I must stop thinking like this. The only purpose it serves is to prevent me from doing anything.
  5. Become more proficient with my hobbies; learn new sewing techniques, embroidery, crochet and knitting stitches. Pick up drawing again. I’ve stagnated a lot with my skills.

Let’s see how these progress!

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