Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014: Quilts and zips!

Whilst a lot happened away from the sewing machine (I've written a separate post all about it full of pictures of Mia), in sewing terms, 2014 has been a very different year for me: At the start of the year I posted about my 2014 plans and wrote "I expect finishes will be fewer and further between". Not so much! It turns out that Mia is pretty cooperative when it comes to Mummy's sewing, and that I needed sewing to get me through some days. And being on maternity leave I actually had more time to sew, even with baby. Our first couple of months together was slower, but once we hit a routine... there was no stopping me. So here's what I got up to:

Big quilt finishes
Baby Quilts

Mini Quilts and cushions
Zippy Pouches: I tackled zips for the first time this year - why was I so scared? The small purple pouch was attempt number 1. The yellow Sew Together Bag was attempt number 2 - this is the most used thing I made this year - I use it for all my hand sewing supplies!

Circe of geese pouch; Hexy Sew Together Bag; Purple bag for Michelle; Owl Sew Together Bag; sewing machine pouch; original Sew Together bag; Autumn zippy pouch; Two-in-one pouch; Batik Sew Together Bag; mini pouch.

Embroidery and smaller projects: I made my first ever piece of clothing - a dress for Mia!

Hydrangea Wedding Sampler; Mia's summer dress (and matching knickers); If You Can't Stand the Heat mini; Kindle cover; Camera case; Sleepsuit Dino; Swappy Basket; I Love You; Lists.

And the things I forgot to add to the mosaics above

Mini Mix Tape; A Flower for Thee; Scrappy pincushion; Fireplace cushion; Batik Dragon; Ellie-Jo's Advent calendar (I made one for James as well) and the Camper Van cushion.

I love reviewing the year like this - taking a step back and seeing just how much I accomplished! I hope your year was just as good. Thanks for following me and popping by in 2014 and I hope to see you again in 2015!
Fresh Sewing Day


Grit said...

It is a lot of wonderful work.
I wish you a wonderful New Year.
Greetings Grit

Karen M said...

Wow. You go girl. You were more productive with a baby in the house than I was without any children to interfere with my schedule. Thanks for sharing.

Hannlib said...

Lovely round up, you did so much!!

Sarah Lou said...

Wow, that's a serious amount of work even without a baby, well done! Love the matching dress and knickers :-)

Sarah Lou said...

Wow, that's a serious amount of work even without a baby, well done! Love the matching dress and knickers :-)

Nicole said...

That is a lot of stitching! What's your secret to being so productive?!?
Wishing you happy stitching in 2015!

Wendy said...

wow! it's incredible that you managed to make so much, especially considering you had a baby in that time!