Hi, friends! It’s been soooooo long since we’ve spoken! I hope that your holidays were lovely, if you celebrated, and I hope that you’re blessed with health, happiness, and humor in this new year.
December passed by so quickly, and although I didn’t post, I made a few things (top secret gifts that I can finally show you!) and I had tons of fun! I had a blissful two weeks off work to spend with friends and family back in the Midwest, and although I had limited internet access over that time, I’ve been enjoying catching up on your blogs over the last day or so.
I’m really anxious to get back to making things, but I decided to use my first day back in NY (today!) to clean, organize, and otherwise start 2012 as neatly and tidily as possible! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a very unorganized person and I tend to accumulate piles of
precious treasures garbage that take over my NYC-sized apartment. I spent the day unpacking, cleaning, and going through my stuff, and tomorrow I’m determined to make my little sewing corner as organized and SMALL as possible. I have a few ideas for how to make my sewing area neater, and a few new things to show you! But I’d also like to ask you guys– how do you keep your sewing area organized? Any tips? How do you store fabric/patterns/yarn/etc? I’d love to hear your strategies for combating the dreaded Sewing Area Ooze!
How messy is my sewing area, you ask? Take a gander if you dare…
Let’s take a closer look:
Here’s how I sew:
Wait, what are those things lurking off to the left? Why, they’re pattern weights!
Yikes! So now you can see why I’m so anxious to change things up a little! 🙂
Next item of business: I’ve decided to take the Seamless Pledge!
I, Sonja, of Ginger Makes, am taking the Seamless Pledge until June 30, 2012. I will abstain from buying any new clothes until the end of the pledge and instead focus on wearing what I already own or making my own garments. I want to be more thoughtful about my consumption practices and learn to live with less.
I’m following Gail’s lead and signing on for a six-month period initially. I’m really excited to do this alongside Gail, Andrea, and the rest of the crew. How about you guys? Anybody else trying this?
I’m so excited to start another year of making and blogging, and I’m so thankful for all of you guys! Your endless help, encouragement, and enthusiasm really energize and inspire me (and very often motivate me to finish a difficult project)! I had so much fun in 2011, and I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings and to see all your fantastic makes! Yay 2012!