I do have some goals for 2011, in addition to being better about taking pictures and posting my “creations”…
the thing is, right now I really don’t have the time to put the effort into making this a networking blog. So, for now, I will only have about 10 readers. (Hi!!!) And that’s fine. I still like to chronicle my thoughts, inspirations, and things I have made.
1. I would really like to improve my photography skills. Let’s be honest, right now they are lacking. As in, I do not have any photography skills. I am getting a birthday present this weekend which should help… a nice camera! And, I have learned a little bit about how to edit photos, which should help. I really want to be able to take pictures of the girls that really capture who they are.
2. Figure out how to use my new serger! I found it on Craigslist a couple of months ago for an amazing price and had to beat down a few other people to get it. My occasionally competitive nature won out and I went home with this beauty!! That I have yet to figure out how to thread… I’ve been too busy sewing things on the machine I DO know how to use. So, I need to take a break to learn my new machine.
3. Make an awesome dress of my own design, and start to design my own clothes a bit more. My sister is getting married in April, and I would like to make a dress for that occasion. But, I want it to look nice, since it is a wedding after all, and the reception is at my house so I will be a little bit of a hostess, and also I will be in pictures. I have an idea in my head, and I hope I can make it come to life. I would love to learn how make patterns, but I don’t know that I am quite there yet. At any rate, I hope to be able to design my own clothes or at least add some creativity into store bought patterns.
4. Start to reflect my love of design (particularly interior design) on my blog. This means sharing the befores and afters of “finishing” and settling into our house, figuring out how to decorate and what looks best, making decisions, and sharing inspiration. I’m new at this, and still learning, but it’s something I really enjoy. So, I think I will write about that too.
So, I hope to be able to post a little more regularly here incorporating all those things. I mean, I still have a full-time job, and 2 little girls, and a house to clean and dinner to cook, and laundry that never ends… so let’s be real. I hope to post when I can!!