New Year Goals

So we are well into the new year and back up and running fully, as I have said previous years I don’t really do new yeas resolutions but this year I have set some goals for the year including crafty projects I want to do, and getting much more organised and planned from the beginning of the year.  Last year started with good intentions of this then before I knew it the year had run away with me.  Once my tax return and accounts were done in January it then became all about making sure I was ready for the British Craft Trade Fair in April along with the fairs I had booked (slightly overbooked myself really!).  May was generally spent recovering and attempting to find my mojo then the rest of the year seemed to disappear apart from some good social media planning in July, which never got completed.  So this month it’s all about planning, planning and more planning. 


One aspect of how I want this year to go is making sure we have more designated quality family time and also time where I make me projects and get things done around the house for us, having days where I don’t have to say to the little people in my world not now mummy’s working.  Every year we close for two weeks in the summer and at Christmas and new year and it always amazes me how many things I get done round the house which has been waiting for ages for us to get round to it and vow to keep on top of it.  This year we have already finished the boys room other than making their curtains but they finally have their storage sorted with spaces for all their lego sets and no need for anything to be tucked anywhere over the floor, reorganise Liliana’s desk area with better storage for all her craft supplies and notebooks she’s fast catching up with mummy and determined that my shed needs sorting out so she can steal the things she thinks I don’t want, Mr Lottie’s says I have created a monster… I have also as part of my mission to organise everything painted an entire wall in the kitchen with blackboard paint to organise my world at home.

  balckboard wall

I am determined to start clearing the fabric I have stashed away for dressmaking projects and keep up with regularly making something up, also not buying as much until I have cleared some of what I have, although I couldn’t help but fall in love with this stag fabric a couple of weeks ago, I have so far made up these two tops that have been sat on the shelf for a good while.  The pattern is from sew me something and I love their patterns, lovely finished pieces and the instructions are fantastic so clear walking you through every little step with great pictures.  I also love it ass it is nice and loose fitting but still with a lovely shape making it so comfy and great especially on the bloated days in a girl’s life for hiding it perfectly.

sewing machine topstag fabric


Now Christmas is gone I am back into my habit of the evenings being for crafting to relax and got round to finishing this cross stitch with a new Jane Austen one to start, along with knitting a hat and scarf set.

 haberdashers cross stich    jane austen cross stitch


Another one of my loves is books and I think Mr Lottie’s is beginning to think that may just be buying books as my bookshelf is filling quicker than I read them and as this is the collection I got for Christmas I thought it is about time I made more of an effort in reading them, starting with Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children.  I coudn’t put this book down I found I was starting to go to bed earlier just to read a bit extra, and sleeping better after.  I have already finished that one and now am on to Victoria and still loving reading making the effort to make sure I read every day even if it’s just for five minutes.


So anyway enough of my New Year ramblings, watch this space for how they go xxx

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