Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Plans and Projects for 2014

I have been holding back on working on any sewing for months now but with my most current doctor's appointment going well I think I am going to allow myself to indulge in some sewing again. I can't tell you how excited I am to get back in front of the sewing machine! For weeks now I have been putting together a mental list of all that I would like to do but last week I finally permitted myself to put it in to writing. So here it is, my project list for 2014:

(All of the pictures below are links to the tutorial/patterns I am considering using. Click on the photo to get more information on the item from the owner.)

  • Complete the W.I.P.'s:
I had quit a few projects I had already cut out or started assembling and then the first trimester icks kicked in. I guess if the ones for Hannah no longer fit I will give them as gifts.
- Velour Jumper (I'm using the Flutter Dress pattern by Aesthetic Nest the same one I used for this top here)
- Pear Picking Tunic (tutorial by Shwin & Shwin)
- Lucy Tunic (pattern by Shwin & Shwin)
- Bubble Shorts (pattern by E&E)
- Silk circle skirt for me
- Jelly Roll T-shirt Dress (This is one of my simple dresses you can see here)
- Paneled Circle T-shirt Dress (This is one of my simple dresses you can see here)

  • Hannah's big girl bedroom
With the baby coming Hannah will be getting moved out of the room we have dedicated to being the nursery and moved in to her big girl room. We knew this was coming so I had already been making plans but the baby has caused us to step it up. I already have the window treatments and the paint has been picked out. The big project for her room is a queen size quilt for her bed. I started collecting the fabric but I am all over the place when it comes to the pattern. I was hoping to somehow integrate some embroidered squares to make it a bit more special.  The following two patterns by Little Miss Shabby caught my eye:

Some other projects for Hannah's room:
- Framed cross-stitch (For the Love of Cross Stitch magazine March 1990)
- Pillowcases
- Floor cushion


  • Items for the baby
Fortunately this being our third baby and our second boy we don't need much for him but I do have a short wish list for him.
- Minky 
Blanket (Every baby should have their own special blanket)

Car Seat Canopy
- Diaper Caddy (I am hoping to design my own and do a tutorial maybe with a pattern)
Make your own waterproof car seat canopy with this tutorial!

  • Special projects for the older kiddo's
- Samuel starts "official" preschool this fall and I would like to make him a backpack.
- Hannah loves her baby dolls and when she sees me using a baby carrier I know she would love her own baby doll carrier. I'm thinking this will be her birthday gift.

  • Sewing Challenges
- Kids Clothing Week. The winter KCW has been announced for January 27th - February 3rd and the spring KCW is usually around the end of April (around when I am due).  I am going to participate if I can (Hannah could sure use the clothes) however I may have to settle for only Summer and Fall.
- Sew Crazy Monthly Challenge by Crazy Little Projects. Each month is going to have a different theme and multiple projects to choose from that vary in skill level. It sounds intriguing and can't wait to see what each month will bring.
- Shorts on the Line sewalong. That is if imagine gnats plans on host another one this summer.

Sew Crazy Monthly Challenge with Crazy Little Projects

I have a ton of Christmas sewing idea's but I think I am going to wait till the end of the summer before I try and plan that out. I am sure I will sew the random outfit for Hannah here and there but I am hoping that I have not overestimated what I can accomplish this year with the baby coming.  

Wish me luck. Thanks for stopping by the nest!