2014 Creative Highlights

Yep, a recap post!  It’s been said, I know, but I enjoy the quiet reflection that comes at the end of the year.  Looking back at my posts, I see all I did this past year and I’m amazed.  This is the year I plunged.  The year I pushed myself, sometimes a little too much.  The year I said yes as often as I could.

This was my year to sew along every single week of Project Run & Play.  The creative challenge and the community are the best. That’s a total of 12 outfits this year!  Click through each and every link to see them all (or not)…


This was the year I started testing patterns.  I loved it, really truly loved it.  It feels like a real, positive contribution. Each time I see one of the patterns I tested or the pattern’s designer have some success, I feel proud of them.  It makes me happy, feeling like I contributed my teeny tiny drop to their success.  (So many links to put up!)



This was my year to start sewing and knitting for me.  Just for me.  The year I told myself I was worthy of having well fitting clothes that make me happy. Browsing through my archives, looking for pictures and links, there are so many!  I never realized how much I made for myself this year.  It’s certainly been quite the learning experience!  Here are some of my favorites...



This was the year I got to contribute to Flip This Pattern!  It was such an honor to be asked.


And finally, this is the year I started thinking and talking about ethics in the fashion and textile industries.  It’s still a big tangle in my head but I’ve tried to take positive action.  I’ve greatly reduced my fabric and clothing consumption, including my girls’, and I’ve published a few shopping guides. Hoping to do more in the future…

This was the year I said yes to myself.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “2014 Creative Highlights
  1. Lori B. says:

    Love your Joji Knits sweater! Looks like that would’ve taken a loooong time to knit. Happy new year!


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