Monday, 11 January 2016

What I want to make in 2016

Last year I put this list together (from what I'd left undone in 2014!!) of things to make during the year.  As you can see from what I've crossed out, it wasn't that productive a year!
  • Bedroom curtains - our room
  • new cushion for Lloyd Loom chair
  • bedroom curtains - sewing room
  • finish snowdrop sampler
  • something out of box of old cloths
  • bedroom curtains - top bedroom?
  • finish spring tapestry cushion
  • new canvas for garden chairs & coordinating bench cushions
  • use DH's old shirts to make tops?
  • something out of striped Mulberry fabric
  • Something out of Nain's pink/orange fabric (Amy Butler Lotus tunic?)
  • Scandinavian garlands from Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs as Christmas presents - use stuff stored in boxes/attic?
  • key rings/fridge magnets - possibly from Made in France: Sweet Treats in Cross Stitch by Tinou Le Joly Senoville; garden secrets book at home; also see 'key to it all' post
  • Presents/cards for birthdays
  • Christmas tree skirts - as presents
But, looking on the bright side, I don't need to worry about curtains for the top bedroom as I brought a pair I made about 20 years ago from my flat (I was fed up with my tenants having my lovely curtains and the last one certainly didn't appreciate them). So, I have curtains made by my fair hand in all rooms but one of our house (and the curtains in that room have new linings made by me).

Another small plus is that now that the major projects (you guessed it, curtains) are done, I can hopefully concentrate on some smaller finishing touches, like the chair cushion and some tie-backs for the numerous infamous curtains.

I'm not going to promise to complete this list as a) I don't want to put pressure on myself, b) I know I won't manage it and c) I'll probably do other stuff that I haven't considered putting on this list.  I am hoping to concentrate on a few of them though:
  • tie backs for 'final curtains'
  • new cushion for Lloyd Loom chair
  • finish snowdrop sampler
  • finish spring tapestry cushion
and take it from there.  It is four years since I started blogging here and the last 18 months have been pretty poor to say the least, so hopefully this will be my blogging come-back year.
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