Sunday, 2 January 2011
Best of 2010 - My handmade year
I adore these couple of days in the year and love lists and resolutions people talk about on their blogs! My 2010 was six months of busy: living in Sydney, working with a new team on the radio, then moving to Melbourne with more busy radio stuffs. As for sewing, I made heaps of things, but thought I'd just show you a collection of some of my happy days from 2010!
A day in January when everything seemed to be working out! I just flicked through some of my blog posts, and this day was so good at work and at home! YAY! I have since lived in this dress on weekends, as it's been the closest thing to a tracksuit! And that's my old house in Sydney!
Another fun day was when I finished this yellow dress, but it was bucketing down (oh Sydney, you are such a funny old city!):
After a few days of wearing this one, it's kinda stretched out as the fabric is old tablecloth. I've got it on the 'fixer upper' pile of things, as it's still really lovely, just really big now around the shoulders. I think I'm going to take the collar off too, as it flips up all the time.
And now a couple of 'great' moments:
I made a pair of underpants! They were tricky, but I'm really happy with them, but unfortunately I haven't had a chance to make another pair!
I also made my first granny square! Wow, I almost died when I finished it! I'm hunting up the book that taught me the best way to make it, so I can show you too. But it's been a very good 2010 on public transport now that I know how to crochet!
And then in September I had a go at wearing clothes that I've made for each day of the month:
It was Self Stitched September, made up by So Zo! And totally so much fun to do. I'm not a good clothes scheduler though, so next time I might be a little more prepared as I kept on going 'WHAT'S CLEAN?' every morning.
But my favourite best thing of 2010 was becoming better at taking photographs:
Mostly this has meant I've taken WAY too many photos of the coffees I've drunk (yay for Melbs coffees BTW) and food I've eaten! (I'm sure they think I'm a food critic in Yarraville and Seddon!) My new camera has certainly helped (Lumix GF1 btw) and I'll hope that I use it a LOT more this year!
Yay! So thank YOU for being a lovely friend and reader of my blog and crafty adventures! If you've been around for a while, thank you so much too! Isn't it fun blogging along together!? If you're just here for the holidays, I found this other fun post (Random Things) that I posted last year, and it made me laugh... so you could consider it a bit of an introduction!
Hope you're having a safe and enjoyable New Year so far, and wishing you all the best for the year ahead! xoxo
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