I want to get more involved in the sewing communinties both online and locally. Therefore I will engage myself in new activities and keep an eye out for:
Sewist’s Secret SantaTechnically this falls under this year and is very much now, but participating in things like these will hopefully get me more involved in the online sewing community.
I thought about this for 2013 but wisely decided that with a new baby I wouldn’t have time to commit. But maybe now, that our family has come to more routines, maybe this is the kick I need to get back into my sewing.
Contests and Sewalongs
I will try and participate in more contests and perhaps some sewalongs. But since my sewing time is limited I will participate if they fall under what I still would make. Maybe not a challenge, but I don’t want to waste my sewing time on something I don’t need/want/wear JUST for the sense of community.
I’m a member of a Facebook group for local sewists. They have regular meet-ups for sewing and occassional swaping. Next year I want to attend a few meet-ups, I haven’t been able to now since baby E is breast-feeding. I want to meet more sewists here.
I hope Me-Made May returns. Last year I flopped, but I hope to be more inspired this year and to add a few more pieces to my wardrobe before then. Although I wasn’t really happy with how big this thing has gotten, it was hard to be seen and it was hard to follow others. But it is a great initiative and I will keep my eyes out for it.
Those are my plans for getting to know more people in the sewing world, both online and offline.