New Year, New Projects
Happy New Year!
Halfway to sleep a few nights ago I was wondering what project I could start that I could do just for fun - something not to taxing to run alongside my work-sewing whenever I needed a no-pressure creative interlude. I find sewing a great way to relax but (unsurprisingly) work sewing doesn't do the trick and so I like to have a fun project on the go too. Something a bit frivolous if possible.
During December I made a couple of non-work things one of which was Jess Entwistle's (check out her work under Jess / JellyBGood on FB and Insta) Holly Berry quilt pattern - as I type I realise that I haven't blogged at all about it and so that's my next post taken care of! Another was a beautiful Wimperis tree bauble embroidery kit that my friend Lynne gave me.
I enjoyed embroidering it and learning some new stitches that ideally I wanted a project with a bit of room to experiment and blend a few different sewing techniques; some quilting and embroidery, maybe a bit of free motion quilting too which I've been promising myself I would practice and get good at for about 10 years now. And so just before drifting off to sleep I decided I would make a stitched diary comprising of fabric postcards, one to represent the happenings of each moth of the year, something to put up in my workshop and look back on.
I've posted about it on my Facebook and Instagram accounts in case anyone would like to join me using the hashtag #2022InPostcards. No strict rules, it doesn't matter if you miss a month it's just a project to encourage carving out a little bit of time each month to be creative and gather thoughts on what has happened.