I dusted off my sewing machine for the first time in years in January of 2018 to make the big kids quilts. Aside from a Halloween costume here or there, I just hadn't used it. The end result was rekindling a love of creativity and I set a goal for the year to sew at least one thing each month. These are the results of that goal.
JANUARY: Quilts for the big kids
FEBRUARY: Outfit for Evelyn
MARCH: 2 dresses for Evelyn
APRIL: 2 dresses for Evelyn
MAY: 3 tops, finished an old heirloom
quilt (50+ years old), and 1 dress
June: ALL the hair bows! (A great scrap buster project.)
July: Deer stuffy and skirted overalls
August: A top for Evelyn
September: 2 more tops, and a Christmas dress
October: Modified top for Evelyn, 2 dresses
and 2 sets of corn hole bags (not pictured)
November: Flannel dress, and another Christmas dress
December: Quilt for Joel
What a year! I've built quite a collection of patterns for one thing.... but I've improved, grown and learned so much about sewing. Though I will add that still not one project has turned out perfectly. Each item is and looks homemade with love. I look forward to churning out many more creations for my kids, family, home and me. To create is a beautiful process for the heart, mind and soul. Sewing as an art has become my self care and my "me time" in the afternoon.