happy new year

Happy New Year | Grainline Studio

It feels like I was just writing a my 2011 new years post, this year has gone by so fast. Looking back at my resolutions for sewing and grainline I did a pretty alright job and hit most things on my list. The part about taking more film photos happened until about halfway through the year when I realized my camera was broken. Anyway, no point in dwelling on the past, now is the time for looking ahead. Here are a few of my goals for 2012 in no particular order.

▲ Continue the seasonal wardrobe series building on the Autumn Wardrobe. I found that to be a really fun way for me to figure out what I wanted in my closet and map it all out easily. Of course I planned out way to much but I tried not to pressure myself too much into finishing everything. That is most likely why I found it fun! I would really like to have more things I’ve sewn in my closet so I am going to try to keep this going.

▲ Make more patterns available. I’m working on 4 right now and am almost ready to unveil the first one which is a coat. I would also really like to move beyond the digital downloads this year and get into printed patterns. Just need to do more research on that first.

▲ More tutorials and tips+tricks for sure!! I just bought myself a new digital camera with Christmas money so this should actually become a reality. I have been using Luke’s cameras up until now and honestly taking photos of the process of making something with a Canon 5d or 7d with a 50mm lens and battery pack is impossible (for me at least). It is SO HEAVY!!! I have a lot of tutorials on my hard drive that I photographed and while editing the photos I realized that the photos are too blurry to use. I am not strong enough to hold that thing steady and so often photographing these things requires one hand on the fabric, one hand on the camera.

Anyway, those are my 3 resolutions for grainline along with the fact that I also need to keep being more blog social. It can be so intimidating sometimes though, commenting on posts. Luke and I are heading out of town as soon as I schedule this post to eat cheese and chili and hit some antiques and used bookstores if they’re open in Monroe, WI. Hope you all have a Happy New Year! Are you making any sewing resolutions for the new year?