Hello and welcome to the first post of 2018!
I thought I’d start the year off by outlining what you can expect from me in 2018.
There is such a long build up to Christmas and the New Year celebrations that it sometimes feels like we are just dropped into January like a wind up toy. Wheels spinning ready to zoom into the future.
If we’re not careful, we can end up charging forward with no clear idea of where we are going or what we want to achieve.
Whether you make New Years resolutions in the traditional way or plan out your goals in a more structured format, it can help give you focus and something to look forward to over the coming months.
I’ve been doing the latter for the past couple of years and I have to say it has been more helpful.
I have achieved more by writing things down and breaking my goals down into bite size chunks.
In case you missed it, you can see what I managed to achieve last year here. If I hadn’t had a plan of action I doubt I would have been as successful in reaching my goals.
What you can expect from me in 2018
My word for 2018 is FOCUS.
I want to focus on; my designs; my shop; and my blog.
Social media is a wonderful thing, but it can also be like a black hole. Pulling you into the vortex so that you lose huge chunks of time. Time that could be spent being more productive and it has to be said having more fun.
With this in mind I have set myself a few challenges.
In the classroom
I love teaching.
Now, if you knew me when I was younger you’d probably be surprised to hear that. Not because I had nothing to share, but because I was very insecure. I thought that I wasn’t good enough at anything to teach someone else.
When I went back to college after having my children, my sewing tutor suggested that I consider teaching. She recommended me for a position at the college and the rest as they say, is history.
I found my feet and my confidence and I will be forever grateful to her.
Celebrating my creative side
My existing tutorials can be found here, and I have decided that each month I will be posting at least one new one.
They will cover a range of creative topics from sewing to printing and everything in between!
I love designing and creating and there are lots of areas that cross over. That makes things fun and interesting. For example, printing on to fabric means you are manufacturing bespoke textiles that you can then sew with. The possibilities are endless.
I hope you find them interesting and as always I would love to see photos of anything you make using them.
Feel free to let me know if there is anything specific that you would like to see. You can pop your suggestions in the comments section or if you prefer you can email me directly here.
Until next time…