are you sick of resolutions and wrap ups yet? i'm sorry. my past sickness trumps your present sickness.
in an effort to truly get better from the plague (not the fake better that comes back and bites you in the ass), i made myself stay still. thinglink helped.
many bedridden hours were made enjoyable by y'alls' 2011 wrapups, and now that i have the strength to use a trackpad, i had to join in. that mash up is evidence of the 67 pieces i've made in 2011 (i'm shocked, and not just by the questionable use of print), and if you roll over any pic, you'll get a blurb and a link taking you to the original post about it. my man ruggy marks the start of oona does it! creations.
and now for my two (yes, i'm an overachiever) 2012 sewing resolutions:
1) I'M GOING TO PUT LESS ON MY SEWING PLATE.
i have already broken this resolution. it started well. i scaled back my oona does it! commitment to biweekly (thanks mena!). that's the well part. minutes later, in a haze of plague delirium, i joined the sew weekly challenge community, immediately filling up the new space on my dish with a side of more challenges. breaking this resolution is an ass move for two reasons. a: we're moving to california for who knows how long in under 25 days, and as any move is stressful, i'll need some spare time. luckily there are something like 100 ladies playing, and let's face it, the world won't end if i don't chip in every week. issue solved there. but! and more importantly, b: i feel like an ass. like oona does it! isn't enough, i've gotta throw my hammy mug into the challengers ring too. again, i'm not assuming that what i'll produce will be front page worthy, the ladies are amazing. but really? frigging greedy guts. share your toys.
2) I'M GOING TO BEAT THE HELL OUT OF MY CLOSET.
no backpedaling here. i'm going to lay a smackdown on those contents like i'm rowdy roddy piper. UFC ain't got nothin on the elbow i'll drop on those shelves. first, i'll do a clean out. then, every time i make something i'll actually wear Out Of The House, i'll throw one similar item out on its ear. think i don't mean it? just have a look at those funky picnik stickers up there. blue scissors mean probation, and pink ban means gone baby gone. (pink heart means i love ruggy.) the ousted garment can be rtw or me-made: shoddy work, outgrown, doesn't fit, never worn, wrong color, was i drunk... you get the idea. the plan is to have a closet 70%* full of oona-made things by the end of the year.
*other 30%: jeans, sweaters, outer and under wear, vintage. WHAT. SEVENTY PERCENT IS A PASSING C GRADE.