A favourite picture from each month of last year. May has two, because I could not choose between them...
May; pretty chuffed with my ballgown, here. I made the accessories and the evening gloves as well, here
May; I just had to put this dress in here as well since it is my favourite garment of the year... here
June; here. This is one of my favourite pictures I've ever taken for this blog.... just the colours of the morning sky and the glassiness of the river and "the twirl" (a mini-challenge within the Me-Made June Flickr group)
September; just a really lovely day out; here
November; bathers! here
Soooo, 2011; apart from underthings, and one scarf, a souvenir from our holiday in Japan, I did not buy any RTW clothes at all this year! I made things... lots of which I was very happy with. The dawning of a fresh New Year has got me freshly and newly excited about all the fresh new possibilities for making fresh new things. Fresh! New!
On that note; resolutions, of the handmade variety...
A more determined effort to de-stash (oh, we've all heard that one before!)
Continuing to work bit by bit through the challenges of the Pattern Magic books.
And Wardrobe Refashion has gone :( but I'll be keeping to my pledge to make all my own clothes. Although the enthusiasm for making my own underwear still eludes me... but maybe 2012 is the year to change that?
Really, creating based purely on whim and passion is my joy and has served me well so far; so I shall continue wandering aimlessly but happily through the process of making, seizing the inspiration wherever it hits, perfecting techniques as much as I am able, and just seeing what pops up...
Best wishes to all for a wonderful New Year, and I hope it brings all you have been hoping for!