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Archive for January 2010

This is going to be a great year, I can feel it in my bones, and my Nana would say!

I don’t know what triggered the sudden bout of glee and excitement about the new year. Maybe it’s the fact that pink fish will be at school, and blue fish will be at kindy 3 days a week, so for the first time in 6 years I’ll have time to myself. I’m hoping I’ll get to acheive a few more things for me, be a bit more selfish, but also learn to spend more quality time with the kids seeing as there will be less ‘quantity’ time with them.

I’m looking forward to finding out more of who I really am. There’s a confident, cheery, chatty, crafty girl inside who occasionally pops her head out, but I’d like to see that girl more often.

One thing I know will help her emerge is to finally shift the weight I need to lose for good. I’d love to say my motivation lies in wanting to improve my health, but if I’m honest, I’m more motivated by wanting to buy clothes I like and feel good wearing them. To not be the fat mum dropping her kids off at school. To feel proud on my husbands arm when we walk down the street. To set a good example to my kids, especially pink fish, about healthy living and self esteem. All pretty darn good reasons to get rid of the weight!

This year I want to get more involved in blogland. Some of the nicest, happiest, most motivating people I ‘know’ are from sewing forums and blogs. It’s such a supportive little community and I want to be more involved, leave more comments on peoples blogs, and do more swaps and challenges.

Which ties in with my next point, I want to hang around more with happy people, who make me feel worthwhile, and less with the ‘friends’ who really only call when they want something.

And I want to create more! I want to sew, sew, sew! I want to learn new crafts too. Felting, crochet, knitting, toy making, fabric dyeing, pattern drafting, I figure I may as well try it, no harm done if it’s not for me.

So now you can see why this is going to be a good year for me! I’ll make sure I keep you updated on how I’m acheiving my goals, and where I’m falling short of the mark. It might be a roller coaster of a year but I’m up for the ride 🙂

Oh, and so you know, this is me. It’s one of those strangely flattering self potraits, I usually have an extra chin! But there’s no point putting up an unflattering photo is there?!

Renae

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I can’t believe how long it’s been since I blogged, or how short a time I actually blogged for!

But I’m back! And ready to have a second crack at blogging. I don’t know why blogging didn’t work for me last year. I love, love, love  following so many of the awesome crafty blogs out there, and am on the net everyday seeing what everyone else has been sewing and creating. I guess in some way I figured nobody would really be interested in reading about what I’m up to, it’s not like I have a really exciting life! But hey, if you don’t want to read about it, then don’t read my blog 🙂

You’ll be happy to hear I’ve still been sewing, and I’ll put a photo at the end of this post of my most recent creation, a dress in gorgeous Patty Young fabric just to prove it! It’s amazing what a gorgeous fabric does to a simple dress drafted from rectangles.

I also have a new sewing room, which you’ll see more of later (once I’ve finished sewing library and chair bags and cleaned it up a little)!

And there are more exciting things instore for 2010, I can just feel this year is going to be my year!

Until next time… and yes there will be a next time!

Renae