I don't make New Years Resolutions as like most people I can never stick to them.
I try to have a focus for the year to follow, a small map of where to go and what I want to do. these are inevitably based around my children, craft and home.
There are the usual like eat less chocolate, eat more fruit, laugh more, frown less but I have a few others as well.
This year I want to make sure our home is how we want it. It has taken me a long time to feel settled in our house. It was bought quickly and was a good solution to where to live but its not really where I would choose, given free choice but I guess that goes along with most of the rest of the world. A friend reminded me that its not the house but what goes on in it and that has helped me to want to make where we live special to us.
It should be special as 2 of the children were born at home!
I want to make sure that the children's rooms are how we want them to be. I want to clear out junk that is being kept "just in case" That will lead onto other rooms in the house. This is not a major redecorating scheme ( just in case J is reading this and getting worried!) but reorganising scheme. I like the phrase about only having things that are useful or beautiful in your home and I try not to fill it with junk but still this happens. This year I will try to end the year with less "stuff" than I started it, and we do seem to have a lot of "stuff"
For my craft I want to continue developing my ideas. I am going to use my sketchbook more to work out ideas and look wider than just making things with textiles. I am growing in confidence all the time.
(A couple of people mentioned that this blog was in the review of the Vintage fair in Sew Hip made me blush. I went down to WHSmiths and had a sneaky read. I sort of feel I go through the world mostly being unnoticed and so I am always amazed when I find that I have been noticed!)
I do not have any exhibitions or events coming up so I have chance to produce things for children and to try some things out. Last year I wanted to see if I could sell the things that I made but I don't feel the need to do that now.
From a practical side I want to make a quilt for each of the children. I am going to produce some work based around motherhood. As for this blog I am going to aim to produce 6 tutorials this year, I am working on one at the moment as I really enjoy writing those.
That doesn't sound like much now its written down but I think it will keep me quite busy!
Still time to leave a comment for the giveaway here I will draw it next week sometime. Thanks to those that have done already. I am amazed to get more than 5!