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New Year’s Plans

January 5, 2015 - 2:43 pm

I am not one for resolutions, but I do make plans. 

This year there are two big ones:

1) Open the Hack Your Clothes Studio and online store.

This has been in the plans since we bought the new house, but I haven’t mentioned it til now. That studio I’m building? It’s not just for me. I’m going to teach lessons, photograph, and film tutorials in that space. Expect big things in 2015!

I’m doing the last bit of organization and prep work so I can open the studio for workshops before the end of the month. I’ll post details when I pick an official opening day! I will start teaching formal classes in February, once I have a good gauge of the needs in the local community.

2) Switch to a wardrobe I am proud to wear, with handmade and refashioned garments from responsibly produced fabrics from renewable fibers.

The linen pants I made in the last week of 2014 are just the start. By the end of the year I will have made an entirely personal wardrobe. Any items I keep will have been refashioned in some way to make them more awesome. I want to practice what I preach in the Hack Your Clothes movement. Right now I’m using myself as a guinea pig for the tutorials I’ll be developing and selling.

I also have a few smaller goals related to my recent interest in quilting:

1) Complete the 2015 Free Motion Quilting Challenge.

2) Complete the 2015 Block of the Month people-powered quilt-along with DamascusAnnie’s Treadle Quilters group. Never thought I’d be posting a Facebook link, but there you go. I want to be part of this tribe, so I have to go where they are. 🙂

I would like to finish at least three bed sized quilts in 2015, but that may be a larger goal than I can fit around the Hack Your Clothes effort, so I’m considering that a “stretch goal.”

Onward into 2015!

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