Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A New Year Goals and Plans!

Okay, let's get down and dirty.
The plans for the New Year, I need to make some kind of money while enjoying and being able to create.  My husband is not very understanding about my "hobby", they don't really have hobbies here in Greece.  So what am I going to do, well, I am making something for my SIL and she is going to "buy" it, then I hope to make a Zibbet account, it is like Etsy, but free, I need the free part right now.  SO that's the long term goal for the year.


1.        Every month I plan on following along with  
The "Classic meets Modern QAL"
2.       Every month I plan on making a block for the
 Aurifil Designer of the Month
3.       Every month I plan on making something from a
 Craft book Sew Along.
4.       Every month I plan on meeting the challenge over 
at Le Challenge.
5.       Every month make a bag from
"Big City Bags" also a Sew Along.
6.       I want to make 4 Quilts this year, mmm... should be interesting, maybe one will be from the Feathers QAL
8.        I want to make some more clothes for my daughter and maybe some for my son.

January Goals:
Finish my messenger bags for my nephews, and make a valentines table runner all using the Easy ABC's patterns from Blossom Heart Quilts and linking to her final linky party on January 13th.

Can you guess what this is going to say?
Finish my sewing project that I am making using the book "Modern Bee" and making something using the Mosaic Tiles block for the QAL, that is due February 14th, but I would like to finish it early.  This is going on over at Craft Buds and there are some good prizes to have, so if you haven't heard of it yet, check it out, there is plenty of time to get something done.
A start to my Mosaic tiles blocks only like 20 more to go 

Also it would be great if I got something done for the After Christmas Sew Along that is going on over at Sew Much 2 Luv, another fun and great way to get some sewing done.

Wishing you the best for the new year, I gotta go and cut some fabric, bye.

Linking to a Lovely Year of Finishes.


  1. Great job, Mara! Stick to those goals!

  2. every once in a while I manage to make some money sewing, but like you for the most part it's a hobby. I dont' want to spend money setting up an etsy account! :p great goals though!

  3. wow - that is a lot of goals :-) Hope you manage to find a way to sell your gorgeous crafts :-)

  4. Wow.......Big plans... have fun too....

  5. Mara I wish you luck with your goals and hope you sell some things too. You might want to design your own patterns and create a pdf to sell them on Craftsy too. I have a few patterns I sell there. I certainly am not raking in any serious money though, :0( But a few sales a year is better than nothing.

  6. Wow Mara - you have way more goals than I do for the year. My goal every single year is to finish more UFOs. I never meet that goal - saves me the trouble of thinking up a new goal every January. :) Seriously, I think you're going to have so much fun! blessings, marlene

  7. Just one or two things on the list then! I too hope to be able to sell a few of my makes by the end of the year, although I'm being pretty realistic about how little money it's likely to give me. Another of my goals is to make matching dresses for my daughters in time for the summer, what do you reckon? Four months enough?

  8. I guess I need to go get the book, I looked at it but the purpose is the Bee and I wasnt interested but I should look at the patterns. Also I am going to join the FAL;, I am doing one with Bittersweet anyway....... the page I am sending has some great Valentine fabric in it too. We need to get you a sponsor, you would be great !

  9. Good luck with your goals, Mara. I think you are going to have a very creative year :)