Remember the post about the goals I wanted to achieve in the last 4 months? Here’s the resumee:
The first thing on my list was decluttering my room. I have to say, I did not totally fulfill this task – I did get rid of old magazines and paper-stuff that was hidden in boxes together with other stuff I did not even know I owned, but I wish I could let more things go. But at least, I gave away some of my old clothes, and there’s more room now in my closet for new things I plan to buy/make in 2013!
Apropos ‘make’ – the second goal was to sew 4 garments in 4 months. I wrote about the baroque-flower shirt, but then there was silence about sewing for quite some time. I actually did make a simple shift dress out of some beautiful plaid fabric I bought second hand. It was only a very small piece of fabric and it had a dark stain in the middle (I got it practically for free), but at home I washed it (stain gone) , cut the dress, sewed it and tried it on – perfect! But then I noticed that the stain hadn’t gone at all! I don’t know why I didn’t see it before, but now there where light spots and the fabric was a bit stiff. I washed it again – no change. Maybe it is wax? I haven’t solved the problem yet, but I hope I will soon!
But that was not the only thing I sewed! I also made a dress for my baby-niece (another last minute Christmas-present – sorry for the wrinkles, I had already wraped it up when I realized that I didn’t took any pictures):
And two days later I made a circle skirt for my sister – she came over for the holidays and found this wool-dirndl fabric in my stash and wanted me to make a skirt out of it (:
Then I wrote that I wanted to get out more often and enjoy the nature. I would say, this goal is achieved, although I could have been more serious about it. This will also be something I want to try doing more often in 2013 – but probably after May, as school is forever finished then and I will be quite stressed the 5 months before! I could imagine having time in February and the Easter holidays though – I’ll see!
The last thing is something, that can actually never be finished: get better in photographing. This is a process, that takes some time and I guess that I am probably the last person who can say if I did improve my skills. I do compare my older photos with the newer ones, but for me it’s just kind of hard to tell. As I mainly photograph my dolls, I do think I have to work on their posing and be more creative concerning the ‘themes’ and locations for the shots. When you think of it, it’s actually not too difficult, as the dolls are small and boring places can look exciting when you focus on smaller things…
All in all, I have to say that I did try to achieve the goals and I would also say that I succeeded… I’m not a fan of New-Year-Resolutions, as I usually never stick to them (at least not for long), but I think I could carry these goals into 2013! We’ll see, maybe I’ll come up with something I want to achieve/do more often… But I guess, now is not the right time for me to make a ‘fresh start’, I think I will come up with this topic again after school’s finished! (:
Happy New Year everyone!
PS.: I will post an update about my diorama soon! It is not yet finished, but it will be very soon!