|Paper-pieced Space Dust dress, and Miss Tula Pink!|
As far as my blog goes, this year we had some fun things happening! There was the New York Beauty Quilt Along, the great Purse Palooza 2012 (which I will be holding again this June, as it was massively successful!), and the Tula Pink Sew Along.
|Thomas Knauer (fabric designer extraordinaire), Amelia from Pellon, me, McLisa “Epic Shit” Longarmer, Erin from Pellon|
And I sewed up a storm! Here is a small sampling of the things that I made this year:
1. Hot Mess Casserole Carrier, 2. Sis Boom Rebecca Dress, 3. Space Dust Dress, 4. Tutorial: Convertible Clutch, 5. Tula Pink ‘Space Dust’, 6. Serendipity Studio Paige Pillowcase Dress, 7. Serendipity Studio Monique Dress in Amy Butler fabric, 8. My Market Bag, 9. Mermaid Zip Organizer, 10. Echino Quilt, 11. Tutorial: Embroidery-to-Go Case, 12. Typewriters Dress, 13. New York Beauty Quilt Along: Block 5, 14. Tutorial: Planetary Mini Quilt, 15. The Urban Jungle Bag, 16. Salt Water Quilt
I had a couple of bag patterns published in magazines this year, and I wrote a bag sewing pattern book (due out the first week in November). That was pretty stressful, but I think I made it even harder on myself by insisting to sew 2 bags for each of the 12 patterns…24 bags in about 5 months time (not to mention actually writing the patterns). I taught 2 classes at Sewing Summit in October. I made a dress for Miss Melody Miller’s booth at Fall Quilt Market. Oh, and I met Amy Butler twice. And hardly said two sentences to her ::gobsmacked:: Hmm…now that you mention it, there were a lot of people I met and hardly spoke to, I was so in shock.
So, I’m not running down this stuff so I can be all “look at me!” I took a look at my blog and realized that I started blogging in September of 2010, which was only 2 years ago. It seems hard to believe what’s gone on since then; I couldn’t even properly get through using a sewing pattern back then. What!!! It just goes to show that if your heart is in something, and you believe in yourself, good things can and do happen (and they will happen to you if you give it your best!)!!
|Me ‘n my buddy|
So long 2012! In 2013, I hope to keep writing lots and lots of bag patterns (and some dress patterns too!). I got a better web cam for Christmas, so my goal (and it was my goal last New Year’s too) to shoot the step-by-step videos to accompany each of my patterns. I will have to make myself stick to this, as my norm is wanting to finish up a pattern and get it out there quickly! But I think a day or two of shooting a video will be worth it. And I’ll try to make a few quilts, just to prove I have street cred, lol. And I hope to meet many more sewing friends in 2013!!