Since I got my new sewing machine in the mail I've been on a sewing frenzy! Let me show you all the stuff I made!
It's a reusable gift bag with a ribbon drawstring! Check out those clean lines!
A single napkin! I planned to make a set of 4, but it turns out napkins are harder than they look. But get a load of those perfect double hems!
And round bunting! Look, applique and curved stitching!

All these items are projects in the Home Ec course. I'm really enjoying it, and totally recommend it to any new seamstresses or seamsters!
Happy New Year! It's taken me a while but I finally thought of 27 goals I'd like to accomplish before I turn 28!

1. Write 2 blog posts a week on average.
2. Reach 30 sales on etsy.
3. Write another pattern.
4. Think of 27 goals (check!)
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5. Learn how to sew. (I got a sewing machine for Christmas, and I already signed up for this e-course. I'm so stoked!)
6. Learn how to quilt.
7. Learn how to knit colorwork.
8. Knit mittens.
9. Knit an adult sized top/sweater/cardigan/shrug.
10. Crochet amigurumi.
11. Successfully poach an egg.
12. Bake sourdough bread.
13. Learn how to tell the doneness of steak by touch.
14. Keep a budget. (I've started using It's pretty cool, and free!)
15. Recycle more.
16. Stop nervously picking at my eyebrows.
17. Clean the apartment more frequently.
18. Do yoga once a month, at least. (Once a month sounds easy, but I'm being realistic here, people!)
19. Call a family member or friend every week.
20. Sponsor a knitting club.
21. Read an entire work in Latin.
22. Teach Greek.
23. Practice Hebrew, Greek, and German once a month each.
24. Start studying a new language, I'm thinking Portuguese or Italian.
25. Read 1 book from each author on the Great Books list.
26. Get published. (eeeek!)
27. Learn how to play piano.

Alright, that's it! I'll keep you posted on my progress! Do you make yearly goals? Are you better at keeping them than I usually am? : )