Where did 2011 go?!

Hello there,

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas, Boxing Day and After-Boxing Day 🙂 surrounded by loved ones, laughter and not to forget Christmas presents. I’ve been a bit hectic lately at work and at home. How about you?

So here are some of the things that have been occupying my brain space for a while (other than shopping for Christmas, Christmas day arrangements and boring old work, of course)

I’ve been waiting with anticipation for my copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook. I ordered the book and 2 patterns as a fantastic bundle deal at the end of last month from the Colette Patterns website I’ve been keeping an eye out for it to be delivered at work, but alas it has yet to arrive 🙁
Oh well, c’est la vie – first world problem

I’ve been reading The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin; which I borrowed from my local library. So far I’ve found it incredibly insightful and very revealing of what goes into starting your own handmade business. I don’t have any intention of starting my own creative business …yet. But I think this would be a great resource for those who are thinking about doing that…now or in the near future.

My sister gave me The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook for Christmas so I’ve been absorbing that for the last couple of days. Mainly just looking at the pretty pictures until this afternoon when I started reading. So. great.

See a trend with the books that are heading my way? Sewing books. I’ve become a little obsessed lately with the idea of sewing my own clothes. Although I haven’t make any great plunges into the world of garment sewing just yet it is something that has been taking up some of my brain power. In anticipation I’ve been thinking about the types of things I’d sew. Ultimately I’d like to sew items of clothing in the style and colours that would suit me best.

I recently bought Colour Me Beautiful by Veronique Hendersen & Pat Henshaw and found it to be pretty informative about colours for me, but also about the types of garments that would suit me and also what style I am. I also have The Body Shape Bible by  Trinny & Susannah which is very helpful when looking at what styles of clothing will flatter my figure.

So that’s what’s filling my brain space at the moment. What’s filling yours? New Years resolutions? Are you bring crafty? Leave a comment, I’d love to know.

In case, I don’t post beforehand…
Here’s to a fantastic 2012 full of new opportunities and good luck!

Do something that makes you sing on the inside.
V xo