I follow this wonderful sewing blog written by Sara called Sew Sweetness. She posted that we was looking for bag pattern testers and asked if there was anyone interested. Given my obsession with sewing bags I responded right away. I was sent the pattern and started the process. The pattern was really easy to follow. I must say I was a little intimidated in making a purse that had 6 zippers!! But I was surprised at how easy it was and how nicely it all came together.
For the bag I used Pat Bravo Hyperreal Garden - Lush Foliage in Plum for the main fabric and the contrast fabric was Illusion in Cashmere.
So, after much thought I have come up with the 13 things I want to complete in 2013. After doing this in 2012 I realized that I had set the bar way too high! Come on, 12 quilts!! I was able to complete 4 quilts which is pretty freaking awesome!! I tried to make the 13 goals achievable and things I really want to achieve. Here they are: 1. Spend less 2. Work out 3 times/week 3. Make the Joel Dewberry skirt pattern I have had for over a year 4. Write in my journal regularly 5. Finish the two quilts that are partially complete 6 .Make something with knit fabric- I have always been afraid to work with knits 7. Try one new recipe a month 8. Make the Amy Butler Weekender bag 9. Do three online classes 10. Read 4 books 11. Go out to dinner and movie four times in the year 12. Make 4 cards with Digi's 13. Get published in a magazine!! So, there they are! Now I need to dust off the treadmill so that I can get started!! Here's to 2013!!
I was able to finish this weeks challenge at Scrapmuch really early as I have a few days off. What better way to spend it then scrapbooking. After I took the picture and further reviewed the layout I saw that I forgot the word "you" in the journalling!! Now I know why I never journal!! I used the Basic Grey Aspen Frost line for this layout.
For Christmas, from my good friend Dianne, I received a beautiful card kit from a class she had done with Noel. The amount of detail that Noel puts into her work is remarkable. I was so thrilled with the final results. A little colouring and some glitter and these are now my favourite cards!
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to scrapbook and finish my first layout of 2013. Today I set up my new laptop so now I am cropping pictures and uploading from the new laptop.
This might make me very productive in 2013!!!
My first layout is called Christmas traditions. Title and poinsettia cut from Silhouette.
Our Christmas tradition (that we started two years ago!!) is to hide a pickle in the tree. Then whichever child finds the pickle gets an extra gift. We found this ornament while on vacation in Stratford and my daughter thought it was something we should start. That is how traditions begin!!