Thursday, 6 January 2011


Another year begun........

I'm not going to make resolutions - I'm hoping to realise some personal goals though.

* To lose more weight - I'm aiming for 10kgs for the year which I feel is doable. I lost 11 kgs in 7 months last year and feeling better and healthier because of that. I was diagnosed with pre diabetes/ diabetes 2 last April and have had to make changes.

* To continue with my exercise routine which has now become a habit. I walk approx 5kms every morning before leaving for work and that certainly has helped immensely. I download audible books to my Ipod and I enjoy having the book read to me as I walk!

* To sew for me - because I deserve it! ( not to mention that I need clothes -who doesn't?)

* To buy some more fabulous shoes - and wear them! Have discovered a penchant for shoes and bought some ab fab heels last year. Have even worn several of them!!

I started off this year by cleaning up all my sewing gear and sorting through it all. I cleaned out my sewing cupboard - I found so many ufos, clothes I was making for DD Laura when she was little - She turns 15 next week! I'll get 'round to completing them as I've got 3 little nieces who could stand to benefit.
All my childrens patterns, I've put into a storage container and I'll store them at our storage locker didn't realise that I had so many.
I've sorted out all my patterns and put them into tubs. I'm presently photocopying the envelopes so I can keep them in a folder - easier to look at and see what I've got and saves dragging out all the containers to sort through!

I downloaded an app for my Ipod to keep track of patterns and hopefully, now I won't double up because I've forgotten what I've already bought! You can also list projects, fabrics, measurement sets - very handy app.

I bought 3 McCalls patterns from Spotlight last Sunday($25-00) and Sunday night I ordered another 7 from the BMV site for a cost of $48-00 which included $25-00 for shipping. Now if I'd bought those patterns here in Australia at 1/2 price (current sale on at Spotlight for VIP members!) , they would still have come to $85-00. Bargain! Received an email yesterday to say that the patterns have been shipped - so hopefully, early next week, they'll be here.

Reading all my favourite blogs I've seen some fabulous clothes and that is truly inspiring. Talk about enabling also - my pattern collection has grown exponentially.



  1. Hi Jenny. Good luck with reaching your goals for 2011. Sounds like you're all set to be making yourself some lovely clothes! I'm looking forward to hearing how you progress.

  2. Oh wow - I had a comment on my blog!!
    Many thanks Eugenia - I'm a big fan of your blog!