New Year, Same Me

It’s been a minute since I’ve been over here. Actually, it’s been over 6 months, and I almost forgot how this works, but I think I’ve got it now. It was a busy last half of the year. Honestly, it was just a busy 2018, so I’ve neglected this little space.

I’ve been doing a lot more thinking and strategizing than I typically do for the new year. I’ve always been one to loosely consider goals or resolutions, but quickly let them fall away, because I don’t excel at meeting them. In a rash decision this year, I convinced my cousins to join me for a “19 in 2019” list, based of Gretchen Rubin’s Happier Podcast. 19 things I want to do in 2019 that will theoretically make me happier. I’m still not 100% sure, but decided to give it a try.

On that list I put “write more often” followed by “Blog more?” So, here I am, giving it a go. This isn’t going to be super in depth, just to get the wheels turning, and to share my first two makes of 2019.

My first finished sewing make of the new year was the Strata Top by Sew Liberated. I’ve had this on my “to make” list for ages, and I’m so glad I finally made it happen. It was a breeze to sew, with just a front and back piece, and a bias neck line. I love the loose but flattering shape, and the high low hem line. I used the Avery Slub Linen in Caramel from La Mercerie. I made the XS and was able to squeak it out of less than 1 1/4 yard cut (and I may be able to get an Odgen Cami out of the leftovers!)

I was really happy to see that What Katie Sews was doing “Dress like a Crayon” for January. I actually have been thinking of dressing in outfits like this, so I decided to hop on the Crayon Train. Plus, I really love Crayons. Here I am representing “Burnt Sienna” with a pom pom on top.

The hat is the free Antler Hat pattern from Tin Can Knits. I had a whole skein leftover from my Nurtured Sweater, and thought a hat was in order. This was a fun knit over Christmas break, when I didn’t have the time to sew, but could more easily squeeze in some knitting time.

Happy 2019 Friends! Here’s to many more makes this year!

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