As always, I have a lot of goals for 2015. Paramount among them is to: enjoy myself more, take more time doing little things, laugh easily and often and be present. I figure my smaller goals will help me get to these big ones, or at least remind me of the real purpose behind any of my goals.
Today I'm so pleased to post that Kokobaru has been featured on Savvymom.ca. What a thrill for a little bitty maker like me. There's a post under the link above about my quilts and toys and we're also featured as a 'Cool Kid's store' = feeling like 2015 is starting out with a bang!
Obviously I enjoy sewing and making things. This year one of my smaller goals is to sew more for my family. Sew clothing for my son and maybe even a few things for me. I've had some cute knits from L'Oiseau sitting on the counter for longer than awhile so I finally did it! I modified the Urban Hoodie Pattern by Heidi and Flinn into a reversible hoodie for my little guy made with super cute bear fabric (that just makes my heart melt) and some repurposed fleece from an old blanket and jersey from some old t-shirt fabric. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and he seems to like it too.
He's getting old enough that he really watches me while I'm sewing. He wants to play with the machine and loves touching and playing with fabrics (read: I just found him trying to slide some paper into the machine to sew). I think the coolest thing about this hoodie is that he watched me make it and knows where it came from. I want more of that in my life!
Needless to say from the pictures I've posted he's an 'on the go' kinda guy so it was rather difficult to get any good shots of him in either side of his hoodie, but you get the idea. I tried. Wait, no, I did! (a la Yoda).
I just couldn't get enough so during nap time I just finished this little tshirt. It's another new/repurposed beaut. I cut the fabric a loooong time ago, but today was the day to get 'er done (thanks to a good nap on behalf of little mr).
In keeping with my goal of Rocking the shit out of 2015 I've signed up to take part in what looks to be a sew along that's right up my alley. 1 hr of sewing a week on kid's clothing Feb 2-8 = perfect timing for the little guy's birthday (on that note - I can't believe he's going to be TWO!). If you want to sew along, click HERE to link to the Kid's Clothes Week site.
All in all, despite the frigid cold outside, it's been a rather productive day and I'm feeling pretty darned pleased.
You see 2 years ago today my dear Grandma died. She was my favourite person in the whole wide world. I miss her dreadfully and am reminded of her every day. I was expecting today to be really hard. Don't get me wrong there have been moments, but it feels as if the world and my amazing family has conspired to make today a good day. My good old grandma always told me to laugh not cry so I think she'd be pleased that I'm doing my best to remember her joyfully today, and that things are going well here in Kokobaru-land.
Wishing you all a great 2015.
Feel free to share any goals you've set for 2015 below in the comments section. I'd love to hear what you're up to.
Maker of things. Lover of colour and texture and contrast. Thinker & creator. Daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend. Mighty woman.