Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope your New Year’s Eve was more exciting than mine. The joys of knowing that two small kids will wake you up early meant that we didn’t bother staying up to midnight. We did enjoy a nice bottle of sparkling wine after the kids went to bed though.

If Day 1 is anything to go by, 2013 is going to be a good year! The heat wave here finally broke and I started and finished my first sewing project of the year:


A seriously ugly Christmas tree bag – the original box got destroyed when our shed flooded a few years ago. I bought a storage bag for it, but it was a bit too small and got ripped (and I think something ate part of it too). I used leftover fabric from the London blinds from our old house (see them here and here) – the pieces were too large to call scraps! I also had to pop over to my local fabric store to buy a 1.5m zip – fun fun! Did you know you can buy zips by the metre/yard?

Really Long Zip

Lots of straight stitching and it didn’t take too long to put together.

I haven’t put my thoughts together yet for my 2013 goals. I have lots of ideas but need to work out what I actually want to achieve. Maybe I’ll write about it here, or maybe I’ll just surprise you with lots of fun tutorials, recipes and other domestic engineering advice.

How has 2013 started for you? Have you completed any sewing yet?