Thank you bodacious readers for continuing with me on this journey. We have finished another year. I don’t know about you, but half of my brain pictures the year as a big rectangle and tonight at midnight we take the long journey from the lower right corner to the upper left. The other half of my … More Top 5 Goals for 2017
This is going to be the longest of the 2016 #SewingTop5 posts. When I reflect, it is like holding two mirrors up to each other — the thoughts bounce back and forth to infinity. 1. A Year Without [new] Cosplay To break the cycle of stress and and creative constipation, I resolved to not make … More Top 5 Sewing Reflections of 2016
My love of creating is back. 2016 marked an intentional shift in how I approached my sewing and knitting queue, namely prioritizing everyday apparel over my costumes. I felt exuberance, joy, and peace of mind with fabric and thread in hand. I finished four knitted projects this year and I sewed eight garments. Here are my Top … More Top 5 Hits of 2016
Here are a couple snippets of my life outside sewing in 2016 1. We got a puppy!! This is Finn. You can expect to see lots of this cutie on Instagram. 2. I took a new job. Three years at the museum taught me so much. It was time for me to make a … More Top 5 Non-Sewing Highlights
Last year I cited the lack of “misses” as a sign that I did not craft enough. This year I have opportunities to keep learning and improving my craft. The following projects have tested my patience, made me feel like I wasted materials and time, and pushed me to confront my conflation of mistake with … More Top 5 Misses of 2016
If you follow Crafting a Rainbow, you know that the #SewingTop5 is back! When I look back on 2016, I hope it will be known as one of my building years, personally and professionally. All of my #SewingTop5 posts will land this week, ramping up to the start of 2017! First of all, I want … More Top 5 of 2016!
I am combining the last two #SewingTop5 prompts for efficiency. This post is part of the series started by Gillian, look for more posts (by her and other sewcialists) at her blog, or on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #sewingtop5 . Please join me in waving goodbye to 2015 and welcoming 2016! 2015 Revelations 1. … More Top 5 Sewing Revelations and Goals for 2016
My top 5 misses of 2015 are the projects that I wanted to make, bought the pattern, started buying fabric and supplies, but did not finish (of even start). 1. Dahlia Colette debuted their Dahlia Dress pattern during my Wardrobe Architect adventure. The sillouette matched what I was looking for and the suggested fabrics (crepes and … More Top 5 Misses of 2015
2015 is the year I finally felt immensely confident in my own sewing. I only felt “competent” in previous years. There were still stressful moments and long nights, but I never felt like I couldn’t do the skills the projects asked for.
This year was a year of costumes and almost nothing else. I can guarantee that will come up again in my #SewingTop5 revelations and goals write-ups. 🙂 … More Top 5 Hits of 2015