Friday, December 23, 2011

Reflections: A Look at 2011

I'm logging off for the holidays, but I'm leaving you with a little reflections post. Reflections posts are totally in right now, in case you hadn't noticed. After the New Year, I'll be doing a goals-for-the-year post, which I'm sure will also be super original. :)

(a photo of the paper snowflakes I cut out to grace the cube wall above my computer monitors)

The first thing here is one I didn't blog about, at the very beginning of my blogging adventure. I didn't blog about it because, as cute as it is, it looks really awkward on. This is the sleep mask from Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray. I love the ruffles (my little adaptation of the pattern), and the eyes are super cool, but they ended up being a little too high and a little too close together. Also, while cute in theory, it's a little creepy in practice. The next sleep mask I make will not have eyes embroidered on it.

In September, I finished my first dress (since my epic fail for Halloween several years ago. I'll blog about that another time). It's made out of a sheet, and I love it. I can't wait for warm weather so I can wear it again!

In the end of September/beginning of October, I participated in Casey's Circle Skirt Sewalong. I really need to get on the whole adding-pleats-and-evening-out-the-hem thing, but I'm pretty happy with it.

November brought my first Colette pattern, the Ginger. I love this pattern, and this fabric, and I plan on sewing up another Colette pattern as soon as possible.

November also means the beginning of handmade Christmas gifts, and I made this infinity scarf for my sister. I ended up taking it back from her and lengthening it, so it's a slightly longer loop and she no longer feels like it's choking her. :)

Finally, in December I made the "Tied with a Bow" pouch for my best friend. I gave it to her the other day, and she loved it so much that she showed it off to our server and bragged about how awesome I am. *grinning* I think that's the kind of reaction that every crafter/sewer hopes for from someone they craft for.

I'll be back in 2012. Have a good holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Great recap! I just love your creations! Have a fabulous holiday season!!